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Oracle announces Sun Backup Appliance

ZFS Appliance is a high-performance integrated system for Oracle engineered systems

Oracle has debuted its its Sun ZFS Backup Appliance, an integrated, high performance backup solution for Oracle engineered systems.
Oracle has debuted its its Sun ZFS Backup Appliance, an integrated, high performance backup solution for Oracle engineered systems.

Oracle has announced its Sun ZFS Backup Appliance, an integrated, high performance backup solution for Oracle engineered systems, including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4.

Oracle's Sun ZFS Backup Appliance is designed to deliver up to 20 terabytes per hour full backup and up to 9.4 terabytes per hour full restore throughputs, one of the fastest published recovery rates among general purpose storage systems for Oracle engineered systems data protection.

"Business operations are highly dependent on database availability, making fast backup and recovery an enterprise imperative," said Phil Bullinger, senior vice president, Storage, Oracle. "Oracle's Sun ZFS Backup Appliance is purpose-built to work with Oracle engineered systems, taking advantage of hardware and software engineered together to deliver the speed, simplicity and savings customers need to protect their data and meet stringent recovery time objectives."

·The Sun ZFS Backup Appliance's fast backup throughput is based on backups of unique data, and does not require additional host-side software or CPU resources.

·The system is tested, validated and supported with Oracle engineered systems, and is designed to provide superior speed, simplicity and savings.

The Sun ZFS Backup Appliance can decrease recovery time by up to 4x, compared to published Oracle Database backup performance rates from NetApp and EMC.

·The Sun ZFS Backup Appliance also offers up to 3.9x lower total cost of ownership (TCO) over a three year period, versus comparable NetApp and EMC Data Domain solutions, according to Oracle.

·The Sun ZFS Backup Appliance is also designed to help reduce the risk of failed restores by optimising availability with predictive self-healing features and a fault management architecture that can automatically detect and diagnose underlying problems. End-to-end data check-summing also automatically checks and repairs corrupted data down to the bit level.

·Oracle's Recovery Manager (RMAN) direct connection via TCP/IP over InfiniBand, the Sun ZFS Backup Appliance is designed to be more efficient and cost effective than competitive solutions and can eliminate the need for additional servers and expensive third-party backup software.

The Sun ZFS Backup Appliance also is designed to help eliminate complex and costly changes to data protection procedures by delivering full performance and optimal space savings while implementing Oracle recommended RMAN full and incremental backup procedures, while the Oracle Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) on the Sun ZFS Backup Appliance is designed to allow better return on investment through efficient data and system usage.

Oracle storage, including the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, is able to clone and enable full system operation on HCC-compressed database copies.

Snapshots of HCC-compressed tables can be cloned without decompression overhead, and used for test and development, quality assurance, reporting, or additional data protection.

The Sun ZFS Backup Appliance is available in two configurations, High Performance and High Capacity, and comes pre-racked and cabled, helping to eliminate hardware tuning and is engineered with Oracle's complete software stack, from Oracle Applications to Oracle Database and Oracle VM, as well as the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4.