Oracle ZFS as a storage solution in Oracle environments
Updated February 04, 2022

Oracle ZFS as a storage solution in Oracle environments

Hely Villarroel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle ZFS

I have implemented the ZFS Storage appliance as a robotic solution for storage and backup of environments with Exadata which have very high demands due to the nature of the transactions and the need for long-term backup. In the same sense, the ability to connect the ZFS Storage Appliance via Infiniband provides reliable connectivity with low latency, meeting the particular needs of Telco companies.
  • Native connectivity with an Oracle environment, either Exadata or traditional architecture, as well as SPARC.
  • Ideal storage to work with Oracle Solaris Zones providing maximum performance.
  • In environments where replication to secondary sites is established, the configuration can be set natively to both the primary and standby servers.
  • 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.
  • 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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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.