Oracle unveils ZFS Storage Appliances in India

Oracle has unveiled the latest ZFS Storage Appliances, the ZS3 Series, which accelerates high-throughput business analytics database queries and helps customers reduce Oracle database manual tuning by 65 percent.

With application storage requirements growing at a tremendous rate in India, storage costs are skyrocketing.

Oracle ZS3 series is designed to deliver the storage solutions that can offer superior performance and greater efficiency while maintaining the operational costs. The storage appliance offers customers the compelling performance benefits of application engineered storage at a relatively low cost, the company said.

The ZS3 Series is powered by an advanced cache architecture and multi-threaded SMP OS. It delivers the highest throughput, the lowest latency and better price/performance when compared to similar NetApp, EMC, IBM, and HP systems, Oracle said.

Oracle’s new ZS3 Series storage enables customers to accelerate time to insight, mitigate risk and reduce data center costs through high performance, dynamic automation and extensive Oracle co-engineering.


Customers can perform critical business functions faster, including optimizing supply chains, closing quarterly books, evaluating a greater number of investment scenarios, and accelerating database queries. Enterprises can also respond to application needs dynamically while helping to reduce time-to-business value.

The ZS3 Series offers a groundbreaking way to manage and expand the storage environment. With twice the performance and over 3x less cost of NetApp’s products, Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 Series provides higher efficiency and scalability, and simplified management at a lower TCO compared to NetApp’s offerings.

The ZS3 Series takes advantage of Oracle-only storage features and capabilities to simplify Oracle Database deployments, increase database performance and reduce storage requirements. The new Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol (OISP) automates Oracle Database tuning and administration.

New Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) capabilities of Oracle Database 12c apply different compression levels through the data lifecycle to deliver consistently high database performance and reduced storage capacity.

Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) compresses Oracle Database data by 10-50x, significantly reducing the amount of storage and bandwidth required, leading to considerable savings through storage cost avoidance, including data center infrastructure, cooling, switches, conduit, cables, racks, floor space, and maintenance.

The ZS3’s SMP Operating System fully leverages a next generation architecture, massive cache and multi-core processors to provide users with over 32 GB/s of sustained bandwidth within a single system enabling ZS3 to support thousands of VMs per system, easily handling extremely highly threaded I/O which saturates conventional NAS filers, leading to filer sprawl.

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