It’s almost a year since I blogged about qdda (the Quick & Dirty Dedupe Analyzer).
qdda is a tool that lets you scan any Linux disk or file (or multiple disks) and predicts potential thin, dedupe and compression savings if you would move that disk/file to an All Flash array like [...]
With Oracle’s uncertain SPARC future, the rise of very fast and capable All-Flash arrays and existing Exadata customers looking to refresh their hardware, I increasingly get questions on what platform we can offer as an alternative to Exadata or Supercluster. A big challenge can be to break away from the [...]
More and more I hear companies looking into replacing expensive licensed database options with more cost-effective alternatives, for various reasons: simple cost reduction, or avoiding lock-in, or because of other strategic considerations. In order to kickstart the creative thinking, here are a few hardware and software based methods to achieve [...]
While busy preparing another blogpost on my dedupe analyzer tool, I was triggered to write a quick hotlist of reasons why one would strategically choose VMware virtualization over Oracle multitenant option if the goal is to achieve operational and cost benefits. There may be other good reasons to go for [...]
The best thing about being me… There are so many “me”s.
— Agent Smith, The Matrix Reloaded
One of our customers reported less than optimal space savings on XtremIO running Oracle. In order to test various scenarios with Oracle I was in search of a deduplication analysis method or tool – only [...]
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