If you want to have Oracle DB running smoothly, use DELL EMC unity storage
February 05, 2022

If you want to have Oracle DB running smoothly, use DELL EMC unity storage

Lukas Mizera | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Dell EMC Unity

The client uses the solution for Oracle databases in the development and pre-production environment. It doesn't affect the gold and silver application area. The Dell EMC Unity storage enables customer developers to create multiple copies of any databases within its feature of array snapshot. Not forgetting, DEU applied to the Oracle databases analysis, how
it can help customers with data compression and space savings. These
savings are visible in the storage space cost.
  • Enables you to create multiple copies of any database.
  • Data savings feature with compression.
  • Integrity with VMWare, RHEL, Oracle.
  • The best option is a midrange unified storage array in a customer environment.
  • Some models support NMMe.
  • Copy Data Management (iCDM), Data-At-Rest-Encryption (D@RE).
  • Time-consuming configuration.
  • Missing HW support on the customer site.
  • Power consumption reduction.
  • Compression, deduplication.
  • Dynamic pools feature.
  • No need to update the firmware so often.
From my experience, Dell EMC belongs to the second class of storage arrays due to less popularity and performance compared to "the big heads".

Do you think Dell Unity XT Unified Storage delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Dell Unity XT Unified Storage's feature set?


Did Dell Unity XT Unified Storage live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Dell Unity XT Unified Storage go as expected?


Would you buy Dell Unity XT Unified Storage again?


Midrange storage level solution for customers who want "test" databases functionality in a pre-production environment. Ideal for development environment with compares to other storage products. Costs are less than for faster performance-tuned types. A very important factor is to have not only support from Dell but a local person with knowledge of DEU elements.

Dell Unity XT Unified Storage Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
Flash Array Integration
Data Compression
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Power Savings

Evaluating Dell EMC Unity and Competitors

Yes - Older EMC devices - VNX series.
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Exact usage - pre-production storage solution.
Depends on customer decision.

Using Dell EMC Unity

Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Feel confident using
Lots to learn