Oracle Sun Blade Systems

Oracle Sun Blade Modular SystemThis resource kit contains an analyst report, demos, podcasts, customer references, and more to show you how to reduce costs, speed deployments, and simplify management and service support using Oracle Sun Blade Systems.

Some of the material that can be downloaded about Oracle Sun Blade systems are:

  • IDC Report: Data Center Efficiency with Oracle x86 Blade System Solutions
  • Flash Demo: Transform IT with Oracle’s Sun Blade Systems
  • Podcast: Minimize IT Sprawl and Optimize Your Data Center with Oracle’s Sun Blade Modular systems (MP3)
  • Power Calculator: Sun Blade 6000 Modular System
  • Customer References, White Papers, Sun Blade 6000 Kaon Demo, and more.

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Report: Cost/Benefit of Enterprise Warehouse Solutions

In-depth Comparison of IBM Smart Analytics System 7700,
Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse and
Oracle Exadata Database Machine.

Data warehousing has emerged as one of the IT world’s fastest growth areas. New deployments continue to accelerate, and numbers of applications and users within organizations continue to expand. Demand for high-quality, current information and for tools to interpret and exploit it shows no signs of abating. High
double-digit growth in data volumes has become the norm.

The business benefits of data warehouse applications are clearly recognized. But, increasingly, users are faced with escalating expenditure not only on data warehouse solutions, but also on underlying platforms. At a time of budgetary pressures, questions are raised about the most cost-effective means of realizing
information value.

This is particularly the case for special-purpose platforms offered by IBM (Smart Analytics System, Netezza TwinFin), Oracle (Exadata Database Machine), Teradata (Active Enterprise Data Warehouse) and smaller players. Architectures and technologies of these systems are often unfamiliar to organizations that deploy them. Techniques for measuring comparative performance and cost are rudimentary.

Challenges are compounded by several factors. One is that the performance of different architectures depends on the workloads they execute. Another is that data warehouse usage tends to evolve rapidly – organizations that deploy platforms for specific applications may soon find that they must deal with significantly different environments. A third is that vendor pricing may vary widely between customers.

This report sets some parameters for comparisons. To do this, it takes into account types of workload – in particular, a key distinction is drawn between complex mixed workloads and queries involving large sequential table scans – compares overall three-year as well as acquisition costs, and bases platform calculation on “street” pricing (i.e., discounted prices paid by users).

The report focuses on three platforms: IBM Smart Analytics System 7700, Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Teradata’s flagship Active Enterprise Data Warehouse (Active EDW) 6650. Results are based on input from 46 users of these systems and their recent predecessors, on other industry sources, as well as on research and analysis conducted by the International Technology Group (ITG).

Two sets of cost comparisons, based on performance and user data, are presented.

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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.

Data Cost Calculator

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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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