EMC ScaleIO for Databases

Commonly run in a cluster, databases require a parallel processing environment. Database applications are business-critical and must be highly available, highly performing, resilient, and scalable.

In addition, databases require a storage foundation that provides parallel I/O processing, fault tolerance, and linearly scalable performance. EMC ScaleIO for Databases is the ideal storage system for these requirements.

ScaleIO is based on a scale-out architecture in which each node in the cluster is a compute/storage converged machine. The machines themselves are the same servers that run applications in the data center. Because ScaleIO has minimal central processing unit (CPU) requirements while providing high-performance data services, no additional hardware infrastructure is needed.

ScaleIO features enterprise-grade resilience, linearly scalable performance, and the ability to elastically change the size and structure of the cluster with no impact or downtime on key business applications. Massively parallel I/O processing allows high-performance databases to fully manifest their real time performance

View a white paper of the power and flexibility of ScaleIO converged infrastructure in an Oracle Database deployment.

Solution Overview

Watch ESG Analyst Aviv Kaufman discuss test results, observations, and metrics after testing EMC ScaleIO in an Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) Environment.