EMC, Oracle integration helps DBAs improve backup performance
Thursday, April 26, 2012
To help database administrators working with Oracle solutions, EMC recently launched its Data Domain Boost application to be integrated with Oracle's Recovery Manager.
According to the EMC announcement, the solutions pairing brings DBAs greater control over their Oracle backup and recovery capabilities while boosting Oracle performance for backups by up to 50 percent. The company also suggested organizations can reduce their LAN bandwidth requirements by up to 99 percent and their Oracle server CPU loads during the backup process between 20 and 40 percent.
EMC senior marketing director Rob Emsley said IT environments are becoming larger and more complex, making it difficult to address backup and recovery goals.
"DD Boost for RMAN enables this flexibility for Oracle administrators while delivering increased performance and efficiencies that competing solutions simply can't," Emsley added.
Big data is one IT trend significantly impacting the roles of DBAs. Database Journal's Lockwood Lyon recently suggested that application developers must know how their companies' database designs and applications are tested and constructed to address big data concerns.