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Inside Flash Episode #23: XtremIO Oracle Database Consolidation

Sam Marraccini

Sam Marraccini

Director, EMC Global Portfolio Messaging at EMC Corporation
Sam Marraccini is a 17-year EMC veteran and 26-year technology veteran. Part of EMCs Global Portfolio Marketing Team, Sam is focused on the EMCs Storage Strategy and developing messaging to support the storage portfolio. The Global Portfolio Marketing team is responsible for developing and delivering customer messaging across the full EMC product portfolio. In addition to developing the Global Portfolio Storage messaging, Sam's passion and drive continue to be demonstrated in multiple blogs including: The Source "TheSourceBlog.emc.com" and www.insideflash.com (All things flash at EMC). Flash and Microsoft information can be found at www.youtube.com/sammarraccini and Twitter @SamMarraccini (www.twitter.com/SamMarraccini)
Sam Marraccini
Sam Marraccini

XtremIO Oracle Database Consolidation with Sam Lucido: When the EMC Global Solutions Team set out to demonstrate the Oracle Database consolidation capabilities of XtremIO, they had three primary goals.

  • Simplify database consolidation – consolidate mixed-workload, test/dev with performance at scale.
  • Maximize DBA Productivity – simplify provisioning, reduce downtime and accelerate testing
  • Gain greater business insight – Run faster, more queries, more users, more value to business.

The resulting whitepaper, Oracle Database Consolidation with XtremIO  provides details on the configuration, architecture and software featured leveraged in the testing, including: Inline Data Reduction, Thin Provisioning, inline data compression and snapshots.   I had the opportunity to talk to Sam Lucido about the results of the whitepaper, XtremIO Oracle, at EMC World 2015.  Sam is a fellow EMC Elect Member, and I spotted him hanging out in the EMC Elect lounge and grabbed my camera.  Don’t forget to check out the DBA Society www.emc.com/DBASociety.

Inside Flash #23 – Thanks for Watching!

Thanks for Watching, Get all the latest at www.insideflash.com and follow me on twitter @SamMarraccini

samandsam XtremIO Oracle

Sam Marraccini and Sam Lucido talk XtremIO and Oracle at EMC World 2015 #EMCElect

Hanging out with the beast after theEMC World 2015 Launch

Hanging out with the beast after theEMC World 2015 Launch

XtremIO optimized for Oracle Databases

Sam Marraccini

Sam Marraccini

Director, EMC Global Portfolio Messaging at EMC Corporation
Sam Marraccini is a 17-year EMC veteran and 26-year technology veteran. Part of EMCs Global Portfolio Marketing Team, Sam is focused on the EMCs Storage Strategy and developing messaging to support the storage portfolio. The Global Portfolio Marketing team is responsible for developing and delivering customer messaging across the full EMC product portfolio. In addition to developing the Global Portfolio Storage messaging, Sam's passion and drive continue to be demonstrated in multiple blogs including: The Source "TheSourceBlog.emc.com" and www.insideflash.com (All things flash at EMC). Flash and Microsoft information can be found at www.youtube.com/sammarraccini and Twitter @SamMarraccini (www.twitter.com/SamMarraccini)
Sam Marraccini
Sam Marraccini

DBA notice things like latency, especially if you’re able to deliver low latency one day, or hour, and not the next. Of course, Flash promises performance, no rotational delay, no seek-time. Performance is the easy part; I’ll say it again, Architecture Matters. Without getting on my soap-box, Flash impacts every storage architectural model. Flash is everywhere.

XtremIO takes the concept to a new level. By developing a storage architecture designed from the ground up to take advantage of Flash, you can develop an architectural model that addresses the shortcomings of Flash; Shortcomings like garbage collection, memory management and write wear leveling. If not addressed, these shortcomings can lead to inconsistent performance, regardless of architecture.

The XtremIO engineering team recently pointed out these shortcomings and how XtremIO is architecture to directly address them. Looking at a specific workload, in this case Oracle Databases, it starts to become clear how XtremIOs in-memory meta-data can provide constant performance in an environment that provides a wide variance of IO profiles and patterns.

Storage Throughput for databasesThe White Paper “EMC XtremIO Optimized Flash Storage for Oracle Databases” looks at the principles of Oracle Databases and how “All Flash Array” technologies can be used to solve those issues, while maintaining consistent performance characteristics.

While the general category “All Flash Array” may include many offerings, the implementation of each is much different. When running real Oracle Benchmarks like SLOB, you can clearly see what we mean by consistent performance.

Download the whitepaper for yourself at http://xtremio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/h13174-wp-optimized-flash-storage-for-oracle-databases.pdf

As always, follow me on twitter @SamMarraccini, check out my YouTube channel and if you are headed to VMWorld2014 (San Fran), drop me a tweet and be sure to stop by the EMC Booth!

Inside Flash with Sam Marraccini: Episode #14: EMC Flash, Accelerating your Oracle Applications at Oracle Open World 2013

Sam Marraccini

Sam Marraccini

Director, EMC Global Portfolio Messaging at EMC Corporation
Sam Marraccini is a 17-year EMC veteran and 26-year technology veteran. Part of EMCs Global Portfolio Marketing Team, Sam is focused on the EMCs Storage Strategy and developing messaging to support the storage portfolio. The Global Portfolio Marketing team is responsible for developing and delivering customer messaging across the full EMC product portfolio. In addition to developing the Global Portfolio Storage messaging, Sam's passion and drive continue to be demonstrated in multiple blogs including: The Source "TheSourceBlog.emc.com" and www.insideflash.com (All things flash at EMC). Flash and Microsoft information can be found at www.youtube.com/sammarraccini and Twitter @SamMarraccini (www.twitter.com/SamMarraccini)
Sam Marraccini
Sam Marraccini

EMC was once again a Diamond Sponsor of Oracle Open World 2013. The EMC presence could be felt everywhere. Over 10,000 people attended the EMC Keynote delivered by Joe Tucci and Jeremy Burton here and a Customer Appreciation Party for over 450 EMC customers! In addition to the Key Note, EMC hosted 6 technical breakout sessions at this year’s show; among them, “The DBA’s Guide to the Flash Galaxy: When, Where, and How to Use Flash for Oracle Products”. This was by far my favorite session, not because of the topic, but because I was one of the presenters 😉

I covered the EMC Flash Portfolio (XtremSF, XtremSW Cache, ScaleIO and XtremIO) while Bart Sjerps covered Flash specifically for Oracle Databases and applications. You can find Bart on twitter @CacheFlush and his blog “Dirty Cache” at bartsjerps.wordpress.com.

Of course I had my camera and used the opportunity to ask Bart a few questions about EMC Flash, specifically EMC Flash for Oracle. That interview is below:

Thank you to Sam Lucido, for the opportunity to represent EMC Flash at Oracle Open World 2013.

Get all the latest at insideflash.emc.com and follow me on twitter @SamMarraccini

Sam Marraccini Bart Sjerps Oracle Openworld 2013

Inside Flash Episode #7: VFCache High Performance Microsoft SQL Server

Sam Marraccini

Sam Marraccini

Director, EMC Global Portfolio Messaging at EMC Corporation
Sam Marraccini is a 17-year EMC veteran and 26-year technology veteran. Part of EMCs Global Portfolio Marketing Team, Sam is focused on the EMCs Storage Strategy and developing messaging to support the storage portfolio. The Global Portfolio Marketing team is responsible for developing and delivering customer messaging across the full EMC product portfolio. In addition to developing the Global Portfolio Storage messaging, Sam's passion and drive continue to be demonstrated in multiple blogs including: The Source "TheSourceBlog.emc.com" and www.insideflash.com (All things flash at EMC). Flash and Microsoft information can be found at www.youtube.com/sammarraccini and Twitter @SamMarraccini (www.twitter.com/SamMarraccini)
Sam Marraccini
Sam Marraccini

Happy New Year… A year ago we were talking about EMC Project Lightning. Since then Project Lightning, now VFCache, has been introduced, providing Turbocharged Performance, Automated Intelligence and Enterprise-Class Protection. VFCache 1.5
was released in August, the first Server Flash Cache solution to deliver in-line deduplication and VMware vMotion support. (The only Flash Cache vMotion on the VMware HCL).

That momentum will not only continue, but accelerate in 2013. VFCache 2.0, VFStore and Project “X” – It’s going to be a great year. Get the latest by following www.InsideFlash.com.

The EMC Solutions Group recently released a whitepaper focused on EMC Infrastructure for VMware. The solution includes real world database workloads. Data warehouse and OLTP, Microsoft SQL and Oracle, all virtualized. A configuration that reflects what our customers are doing as they move to the cloud. A key component of that configuration is EMC VFCache, accelerating both the Data warehouse and OLTP environments.

In keeping with one of my goals of www.InsideFlash.com (and www.InsideThePartnership.com) I
spent some time with the engineer behind that whitepaper. Turns out, they did more testing than was documented in the whitepaper. Check out Inside Flash episode #7 for all the details.

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