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How Oracle on Pure Storage Can Benefit Businesses


Chapman University has improved its Oracle performance while experiencing dramatically simpler storage management for its limited IT staff.

DBTA recently held a webinar featuring Rob Ludeman, senior solutions marketing manager, Business Applications, Pure Storage, and James Kelly, senior DBA and storage administrator, Chapman University, who discussed the top 10 ways that Pure transformed the way Chapman delivers services to students and how the university benefited from Pure's simplicity, efficiency, and evergreen all-flash storage offering.

The top 10 ways include:

  • Simplicity/ Installation
  • Performance
  • Uptime/Availbility
  • Data reduction
  • Development automation
  • Easy to virtualize
  • Non-disruptive upgrades
  • OPEX savings
  • Proactive support
  • Culture

Oracle on Pure Storage offers simplicity, Ludeman said, it’s 50% faster to deploy – running in hours not days – and requires zero tuning.

“We have an overall data-reduction ratio of 5.2:1, even better than promised,” Kelly said. “Pure's deduplication functions are ideal for our Oracle database environment. At the beginning, we weren't certain we could put all of our production databases on the Pure arrays. But we just kept adding more and more data until we reached the point that everything we had was on Pure – and it was still only at one-third of capacity.”

Oracle on Pure Storage provided end-to-end copy, clone, and refresh based on snapshots, Ludeman said. It reduced time/complexity by 90%, reduced process and cost by $1 million a year, and reduced risk.  

The solution also offers non-disruptive upgrades with flasharrays.

An archived on-demand replay of this webinar is available here.


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