Accelerate with PCIe Server-side Flash Storage

Traditional architectures cannot keep up with the growing application performance needs. HGST FlashMAX® PCIe Flash and Oracle ASM together offer a new cost-effective approach to implementing high-performance scalable Flash storage for Oracle and Oracle RAC databases. HGST FlashMAX® PCIe cards inside servers are used as primary storage with shared access across the cluster creating a distributed architecture with no single point of failure and at a fraction of the cost of a SAN or a Flash array.

More reasons to choose HGST solutions for Oracle and Oracle RAC

  • Consistently high performance with linear scalability
  • DBAs fully control storage resources with Oracle ASM
  • 0.5 TB to 72 TB of Flash in a standard x86 server
  • Oracle ASM performs volume management and data mirroring
  • Shared All-Flash Server-Side Storage for Oracle RAC
  • Expandable All-Flash Server-Side Storage for Single-Instance Databases
  • Validated by Oracle
  • Supports Oracle Single Instance, Oracle RAC
  • Supports Oracle Linux or RedHat Enterprise Linux

Single-instance / RAC

Primary Storage Type

Solution

Required Components

Benefits

RAC All-Flash Server-side PCIe Flash shared between all nodes in the cluster
Up to 72TB per node
FlashMAX,
Oracle RAC 11.2 or 12.1
Consistently high performance with all Flash at a fraction of a SAN, or other alternative solutions
RAC Flash + DAS Hybrid shared storage
PCIe Flash as cache for DAS HDDs
Cached volumes shared between all node in the cluster
FlashMAX,
Oracle RAC 11.2 or 12.1
Performance of Flash combined with low $/GB of HDDs
RAC Flash + SAN Shared PCIe Flash as Preferred Read mirror for SAN FlashMAX,
Oracle ASM 11.2 or 12.1
Accelerate storage by offloading all read I/O from SAN to Flash
RAC SAN PCIe Flash used as SGA buffer extension with Oracle Smart Flash Cache FlashMAX, Oracle Linux Plug'n'Play acceleration for existing SAN
Single-instance All-Flash All-Flash server-side primary storage
Up to 72TB per server
FlashMAX,
Oracle ASM recommended
Consistently high performance with all Flash at a fraction of a Flash appliance cost
Single-instance All-Flash(large size) Build your own scale-out Flash storage using commodity server hardware
Up to 72 TB per server
FlashMAX,
Oracle ASM 11.2 or 12.1
Consistently high performance with all Flash at a fraction of a Flash appliance cost
Single-instance Flash + DAS PCIe Flash used for hot data
DAS HDD used for cold data
FlashMAX,
Oracle ASM recommended
Performance of Flash combined with low $/GB of HDDs
Single-instance SAN PCIe Flash used as SGA buffer extension with Oracle Smart Flash Cache FlashMAX,
Oracle Linux
Plug'n'Play acceleration for existing SAN