Oracle OpenWorld is an important time of the year for EMC. The event provides a key platform for EMC to spend time directly with our Oracle customers, learn from their experience using Oracle software on EMC infrastructure and share with them the latest EMC and Oracle solutions.
The buzz this year at Oracle OpenWorld is Oracle Database 12c — Oracle Database 12c is designed as a new multitenant architecture to simplify deployment and management of Oracle Database cloud environments. A recent survey of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) reviewed the top technical reasons Oracle customers are moving to private cloud deployments.
Actually realizing these benefits falls heavily upon the shoulders of Oracle DBAs in most customers today. We are excited to announce new integrations co-developed with Oracle to empower Oracle DBAs with simplified performance management, simplified provisioning and scalability and improved data protection and availability.
EMC and Oracle developed EMC System Monitoring Plug-ins For Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c – These are new products offered by EMC at no charge to our customers to provide DBAs self-service monitoring and alerting of EMC VNX or EMC Symmetrix VMAX storage platforms directly through Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Grid Control. This provides DBAs direct storage performance, availability and capacity configuration data and proactive alerts to make DBAs lives easier. The plug-ins are directly downloadable from EMC or Oracle today.
Also introduced with the new Oracle Database 12c, is multitenant architecture, which provides a container database to hold multiple pluggable databases for database consolidation. EMC has integrated File System Replication via Snap Cloning for Oracle Multitenant across EMC VNX and VMAX storage platforms. This delivers elastic scalability using internal storage array copy speeds to reduce the provisioning time of pluggable databases down to just a few minutes.
As Oracle customers deploy Oracle Database 12c cloud environments ensuring the highest levels of availability and data protection is critical. Oracle Database 12c is supported today with EMC Avamar and EMC NetWorker backup software and will be supported with unique integration between Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) and EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems using DD Boost for RMAN. This integration can empower Oracle DBAs with full control of Oracle backup, recovery and replication processes enabling faster data protection with less management overhead.
“The IOUG community is excited about the new areas of integration between EMC and Oracle and we look forward to working with both companies to provide our members with the latest best practices for running Oracle on EMC infrastructure,” said John Matelski, VP of Finance and President Emeritus, IOUG.
Be sure to check EMC’s Community for Oracle for highlights on EMC’s Keynote at Oracle OpenWorld highlighting new levels of storage-as-a-service automation for Oracle DBAs and help IT prepare for the next wave of new cloud applications.