Sometimes I hear people claim that by using faster storage, you can save on database licenses. True or false?
The idea is that many database servers are suffering from IO wait – which actually means that the processors are waiting for data to be transferred to or from storage – and [...]
In my previous post on ZFS I showed how ZFS causes fragmentation for Oracle database files. At the end I promised (sort of) to also come back on topic around how this affects database performance. In the meantime I have been busy with many other things, but ZFS issues still [...]
(Blog repost from Virtual Storage Zone – Thanks to @cincystorage)
UPDATE: I’ll say it again because there seems to be some confusion: THIS IS A REPOST!
Original content is from the Virtual Storage Zone blog (not mine). Just reposted here because it’s interesting and related to Oracle, performance and EMC storage. [...]
A public transport company in a city called Galactic City, needs to replace its aging city buses with new ones. It asks three bus vendors what they have to offer and if they can do a live test to see if their claims about performance and efficiency holds up.
The transport [...]
As an advocate on database virtualization, I often challenge customers to consider if they are using their resources in an optimal way.
And so I usually claim, often in front of a skeptical audience, that physically deployed servers hardly ever reach an average utilization of more than 20 per cent (thereby [...]
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