Data center managers are faced with a perpetual dilemma: finding the right infrastructure that supports the performance demands of ALL their Oracle applications, while balancing budgetary constraints and limitations. They find that many applications and database instances require a lot of horsepower, but can’t cost-justify deploying on expensive, high-end infrastructure. They are faced with a performance gap between traditional infrastructure based on common SAN technology, and high-end, proprietary infrastructure best suited to the top tier of mission critical data warehouse and analysis applications. Building performance into the traditional environment generally involves new storage, new servers, and new licenses, as well as a great deal of time waiting for budget approval and implementation, and may still not entirely address the nature of the bottleneck. On the other hand, deploying the wrong type of application on a high end, purpose built system generally leads to overcommitted infrastructure that runs very inefficiently, taxing expensive resources and underutilizing their capacity, and leading to expensive server sprawl to meet the performance need.
Dell offers a solution for this “middle-band” of applications, one that balances performance with total cost of ownership. The Dell Integrated System for Oracle Databases (DISOD) is an easy to procure, yet flexible to expand architecture perfectly suited to meet these needs. Based on Dell’s Acceleration Appliance for Databases (DAAD), the DISOD couples two PowerEdge R920 servers, each with up to 4 10-core Intel E7v2 processors, with the ultra-fast performance of DAAD, a 12TB all flash storage appliance leveraging SanDisk technology that can deliver over a million IOPs, .51ms latency, and up to 5.7 gigabytes per second sustained throughput in a data warehouse or transaction processing environment. Pre-installed with Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, DISOD is delivered ready to be installed with Oracle Database 12c, 11gR2, or 10g, providing the flexibility to fit into any existing infrastructure. And, the Dell hardware configuration in this article is fully supported on Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Find out more about this innovative architecture featuring Oracle Linux by clicking here.