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Simplifying Oracle Database Management with Actifio


Hi, this is Jay Livens from Actifio. In this video I will talk about how Actifio, an Oracle Platinum partner, enables instant backup, recovery, cloud migration and DevOps orchestration of Oracle databases. It’s important to note that these features extend beyond just database support and also fully support Oracle Exadata in cloud instances.

The most common challenges we hear from customers pertaining to Oracle database backup recovery and Oracle Database cloning include:

1) lengthy backup window, due to the requirements recurring full backup.

2) extended recovery times due to the requirement to restore large volumes of Oracle data, either locally or in the cloud when a recovery is needed.

3) an inability to provide secure, reliable and consistent on demand database clones.

Actifio helps customers solve these challenges in a manner that leverages Oracle RMAN, and fully supports advanced Oracle features like rack, ASM, and exit data appliances. Actifio delivers the following benefits number one, highly efficient Oracle incremental forever backup using native RMAN incremental copy and incremental merge APIs using Fiber Channel, iSCSI, or NFS. As a result, it delivers extremely short backup windows and reduces application server resource usage by 10X or more.

Number two, instant recovery of even the largest database in minutes using advanced instant mount technology. Post recovery, it automates data movement back to production storage using ASM rebalance. As a result, Actifio dramatically reduces recovery times by 15X or more. Number three, Actifio enables the instant creation of Oracle database clones in a self service manner using native DevOps tools like IBM Urban Code, Chef, Ansible, Puppet, or SaltStack, while ensuring that access controls and data masking requirements are maintained.

The ability to instantly provision databases on demand enables developers to accelerate release cycles and increase agility. In fact, one of our customers gained two more release cycles annually leveraging Actifio.

Actifio provides these compelling benefits to Oracle environments, either locally or in the cloud, it also incorporates advanced replication functionality to enable the instant recovery, or presentation of Oracle databases inside the cloud, which enables new use cases like instant recovery, DR, or DevOps in the cloud. Read more about Actifio for Oracle data management

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