PowerMax and the Power of Data Reduction with Oracle Databases – Part II (Tests)

This post is a continuation from Part I. Test environment My test environment consisted of a single engine PowerMax 8000, two Dell servers PowerEdge R730 (28 cores each), RHEL 7.3, and Oracle database and ASM release 12.2. To generate the test data I used Kevin Closson's SLOB benchmark tool v2.3. However, I modified the data such as some... Continue Reading →

PowerMax and the Power of Data Reduction with Oracle Databases – Part I (Design)

We've just announced two new NVMe Flash storage systems: the PowerMax 2000 and the PowerMax 8000. Working with NVMe flash is exciting, and of course strongly motivated by high performance and low latencies. However, this post is about another feature that PowerMax adds: the ability to perform both deduplication (dedupe) and compression and how it... Continue Reading →

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