HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. Oracle ZFS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE 3PAR StoreServ
Score 9.1 out of 10
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HPE 3PAR StoreServ is a flash storage option, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.N/A
Oracle ZFS
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance is designed to power diverse workloads so users efficiently consolidate legacy storage systems and achieve universal application acceleration and reliable data protection for data.N/A
Pricing
HPE 3PAR StoreServOracle ZFS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE 3PAR StoreServOracle ZFS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Best Alternatives
HPE 3PAR StoreServOracle ZFS
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
NetApp FAS Storage Arrays
NetApp FAS Storage Arrays
Score 8.5 out of 10
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
NetApp AFF A-Series
NetApp AFF A-Series
Score 9.3 out of 10
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE 3PAR StoreServOracle ZFS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(8 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE 3PAR StoreServOracle ZFS
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE 3PAR StoreServ is a great storage device for both file and block-level storage needs. You can use it in place of SAN devices required by database servers. It provides an amazing compaction ratio and, hence, reduces overall storage footprint and cost. This is, however, slightly costly if your environment doesn't really see high transactions most of the time.
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Oracle
For scenarios where the implementation is an Oracle ecosystem and the need for high-performance storage is present, undoubtedly the ideal solution is Oracle ZFS due to the native integration that exists, for example, with SPARC equipment, Exadata, and traditional architecture running Oracle Linux or Solariums (depending on the case), as well as in highly demanding industries in terms of storage.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • We are using HP 3PAR storeServ 8200 for both our file level and block level storage.
  • I really love the amazing compaction ratio provided by HP 3PAR. Some of our disks have compaction ratio above 25:1, which is super amazing. You can definitely look for around 75% reduction of storage footprints.
  • It has a great user friendly web console "SSMC"(StoreServ Management Console). This is an additional bonus and can be used by even non-storage people like DBA and Network to take a look at storage performance.
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Oracle
  • Software RAIDZ. Create storage arrays using best available RAID technologies for excellent disk stability
  • Array images and backups. Allows administrators to instantly create disk snapshots, to minimize time disk is unavailable (on the order of seconds, not minutes or hours).
  • Automatic de-deduplication/compression. ZFS will automatically de-dedup data on disk, allowing for more efficient use of the entire disk for unique data. It will also automatically compress data stored on the disk, allowing for even more usage of the available disk space. Great for infrequently accessed backups (There is some performance cost to compression).
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • The system requires a physical or virtual system to manage upgrades and patches and for call home features. Most other systems have this integrated into the array. Just another piece of infrastructure to manage.
  • There are some system jobs that come pre-scheduled in the initial setup, but there is at least 1 job that should be added to this by default. When you delete storage, you also need to run a job to compact the CPG (a group where the luns all reside) to reclaim the previously used storage as free. This should be done by default at least monthly in the background.
  • There are 2 different GUI front ends that can still be used. The older version (3 PAR management console) is being phased out (has been for 3 years).
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Oracle
  • Because it was due to a software originally designed for Solaris. configuration in other environments can be cumbersome for inexperienced implementers.
  • The proprietary particularity of this File System makes it in some cases very difficult to implement in highly heterogeneous environments.
  • I think that additional forms of integration with more environments should be created.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We are very satisfied with 3PAR performance and especially the IOPS (Input Output Per Second) is pretty amazing. It is easy to configure and doesn't require much knowledge of storage for Tier 1 support team.
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Oracle
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
With their phone home technology, we usually have a replacement part on its way by the time we wake up in the morning, or if the event occurs overnight. We have had great support when we had questions or events that required a call.
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Oracle
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We still use NetApp storage enclosures at each plant for our routine file shares (CIFS) but I would love to swap them out for the HPE 3PARs as we use for our ERP app data. The 3PARS are simply faster and much better at near-instant replication. But even more importantly we can get the reporting that we need from the 3PAR within a few minutes, even custom reports. 3PARs are much easier to manage than NetApps in general and I think that the only place that they compete is in compaction.
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Oracle
ZFS is so far beyond the other filesystems available right now, offering full suites of tools for data management, backup, recovery, maintenance, monitoring, etc. It's not even fair to compare them.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • We grew unexpectedly, which forced us to buy a lot of expensive HP SSD's.
  • We have never had any performance issues with this storage.
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Oracle
  • In highly transactional and data-intensive environments such as 200 million records per month or more.
  • Banking also represents an ideal niche for this type of implementation due to its high volume of data and the need for security in this industry with over 100 million records per day and online history maintenance for more than 10 years (in most cases).
  • The Return on Investment or ROI is clearly seen in the medium term since your storage solution would be in your safekeeping without having to pay anything additional to regular maintenance.
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