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Shrinking Your Oracle EBS Storage Footprint with XtremIO

Mahesh Vanapalli | | May 2, 2018

The cost of digital storage space per byte has drastically shrunk in the past decade, enabling companies to amass huge volumes of data. Oracle E-Business Suite is one of the most powerful and popular business technology suites on the market, but it can also occupy a lot of storage space in the course of doing its job. Behind every process that Oracle EBS streamlines and improves, there’s a mountain of data that helps it make better decisions for your business.

Maintaining a smaller storage footprint should be of primary concern for any data-driven organization. The larger your database, the more information you need to search through before returning a query. When your major operational functions are in the hands of Oracle EBS, the last thing you want is to slow the software down unnecessarily.

However, Oracle EBS is vital to the operations of thousands of enterprise customers, which means that it’s unrealistic to quit the software cold turkey. Instead, try going on a “data diet” by using technologies like XtremIO to slash your data storage footprint and boost your Oracle EBS performance.

What Is XtremIO?

Massive data centers usually offer two different types of storage: hard disk drives (HDDs), which have physically spinning moving parts, and solid-state drives (SSDs), which use flash memory for quick access to persistent data.

XtremIO is a high-volume enterprise storage platform offered by Dell EMC that uses multiple flash memory drives. The faster speeds and increased storage capacity of XtremIO are just two reasons why it’s the market leader in all-flash storage.

How to Use XtremIO to Reduce Your Data Footprint

With XtremIO, users have access to a comprehensive data management suite that can automatically handle some data reduction tasks. Inline data deduplication and inline data compression are both essential parts of the XtremIO data reduction strategy.

Inline Data Deduplication

XtremIO deduplicates data immediately once it’s in the system, instead of performing the operation after processes have completed. In doing so, XtremIO provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Better storage array performance
  • Conservation of I/O resources, dramatically increasing speed
  • No unnecessary cycles, reducing flash wear-out

Inline Data Compression

XtremIO compresses your data in real time before data is committed to storage, but after duplicate data is removed (which is known as “inline data compression”). In doing so, XtremIO reduces the amount of physical data written to the SSD, improving the device’s endurance. By compressing your remaining data even further, XtremIO allows you to get the most out of your choice of storage solution.

Why Choose XtremIO?

XtremIO is a reliable solution that makes it the perfect choice for shrinking your data footprint:

  • Fewer spikes in latency and consistent throughput
  • Better disaster recovery
  • Data reduction ratios as high as 20:1 for some setups
  • A future-proof, scalable storage system that can grow alongside your business

In addition to its advantages in isolation, XtremIO can be used in combination with other powerful technologies for reducing your storage footprint, such as Delphix’s “data as a service” software tool.

Conclusion

Ready to scale down your EBS footprint and start seeing better performance with XtremIO? Download our white paper, Slash Costs While Increasing Performance: Reduce Your Oracle EBS Storage Footprint to learn more. Or speak with a knowledgeable, experienced team of Oracle EBS team who can help you deploy the solution that fits perfectly with your business needs and objectives.

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