Oracle vs SQL Server

Time Savings and Ease of Deployment Comparison Study

As the amount and importance of corporate data grows, companies of all sizes are finding that they increasingly need to deploy high-availability database solutions to support their business-critical applications. High DBA workloads have made the ease with which these systems can be installed, administered and supported an important consideration in their selection.

The purpose of this study was to conduct comparison testing between Oracle Database Appliance and Microsoft SQL Server in order to determine the productivity differences between these two solutions. A significant portion of the cost of owning a DBMS is the cost in time and dollars of performing daily management. This study focused on Oracle’s answer to these issues with the recent addition to its family of engineered systems, Oracle Database Appliance. This two-node clustered database server seeks to reduce, and even remove, the primary cost factors of installation and initial deployment, maintenance, and support. ORC had a unique opportunity to evaluate this product in its early rollout stages and measured the amount of time savings this appliance gives back to an administration team, while still maintaining high availability within a database infrastructure.

ORC’s research determined that a DBA would save 835 hours in the first year of system implementation using Oracle Database Appliance rather than SQL Server, and 669 hours in each subsequent year of the system’s life. Given these dramatic productivity savings, Oracle Database Appliance is a choice that makes sense for any organization looking to increase the availability of its databases.

Time savings provided by Oracle Database Appliance were particularly striking in the critical area of ongoing system maintenance.

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Storage and Data Costs Calculator

The average cost per gigabyte for flash, disk or tape storage can vary widely. By aligning the right type of storage media with your data tiers need, you can be much more cost effective when acquiring your storage.

Business managers must understand important cost distinctions when making decisions and exercising control based on different types of cost data. These cost distinctions help managers better appreciate the cost figures that accountants attach to products that are manufactured or purchased by the business.

Calculate your potential savings with Oracle’s flash, disk and tape approach.

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14 Best Enterprise Data Storage Webcasts

Here you go, this is the list of all webcasts Oracle is presenting about cost of data storage, enterprise data storage and Oracle’s private cloud appliance:

  • Improve Database Capacity Management with Oracle Storage and Hybrid Columnar Compression 
    Dave Krenik, Storage Solution Specialist and Mark Mulligan, Exadata Pillar Specialist discuss how Oracle’s hybrid columnar compression (HCC) feature – which is now supported on Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance and Pillar Axiom 600 – can help customers better manage the lifecycle of data using in-database archiving for OLTP databases and data warehouses. Using Hybrid Columnar Compression in these environments, customers can achieve 3x to 5x reductions in their storage footprints, energy usage and cost by replacing existing EMC and NetApp SAN and NAS storage with Oracle storage solutions. Continue reading 14 Best Enterprise Data Storage Webcasts
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Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control

This self-study and classroom series covers the enterprise-ready framework, database and configuration management, provisioning and patching, and more.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Self-Study training is aimed specifically at administrators who are familiar with the current releases of Enterprise Manager. It is designed to bring existing users up to speed on the new features of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

Oracle has played a leading role in enabling a more agile and efficient enterprise IT environment with pioneering work in the area of grid computing. As enterprises get ready to take advantage of the cloud computing paradigm, Oracle’s platform and enterprise data management technologies not only support but also enable that evolution. Oracle Enterprise Manager provides a very rich and scalable management framework providing a unified view of the enterprise cloud. Through Oracle University, students can benefit by learning about Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c which is Oracle’s flagship product to address the broad IT requirements for managing the entire Oracle environment.

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Oracle BI 11g Webcast

This Oracle University Webcast takes you on a tour of the new Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g (Oracle BI 11g) features.

Oracle’s latest version of its flagship business intelligence software – OBI EE 11g – introduces many new concepts and major enhancements. In this one-hour recorded seminar, we will take a tour of the most important viewpoints and learn about new features.

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ZFS Storage Appliance – Savings Calculator

Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances deliver enterprise-class network attached storage (NAS) capabilities with leading Oracle integration, simplicity, efficiency, performance, and TCO. Sun ZFS Storage Appliances provide robust application and data storage for Oracle’s SPARC SuperCluster and Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and offer immediate benefits for customers using NAS for enterprise applications, virtualization, cloud, storage consolidation, and data protection.

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Private Cloud Appliance

Things are heating up in the private cloud appliance world. Meet Exalogic Elastic Compute Cloud (EECC), which contains both a full server and storage hardware. It is not an appliance, it is much more!

Exalogic is an Engineered System: an assemblage of best-of-breed storage, compute, network, operating system and software products that are integrated, tested, tuned, optimized, delivered and supported by Oracle as a single factory-assembled unit. Exalogic is not an appliance (customers can disassemble the system and use the components for whatever they like, whenever they like, with full support from Oracle) and it is not a blue-print.

Exalogic is designed to provide extreme high performance, reliability, ease-of-use and versatility without being a proprietary, closed system with high total cost of ownership and vendor lock-in. Exalogic is everything enterprises love about both mainframes and open systems with none of the stuff they don’t. Exalogic is the realization of a new way of looking at the role of IT in the modern enterprise.

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