TRADITIONAL ORACLE DATA MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES
Oracle databases form the core of many companies’ business information systems. Protecting this data and making it accessible whenever and wherever needed has traditionally been complex and expensive.
Legacy Oracle database management approaches deploy complex, expensive infrastructure silos built with point tools for backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, test & development, analytics, compliance or other applications—resulting in far too many redundant copies of data.
ACTIFIO FOR BETTER ORACLE DATA PROTECTION & AVAILABILITY
Actifio’s Virtual Data Pipeline virtualizes Oracle data, allowing IT administrators leverage a single golden copy of your production data to provide data protection, test & development, and analytics, as well as disaster recovery and business continuity, all through a single storage platform.
Actifio enables IT admin- strators to give users access to a single copy of your primary data, from any point-in-time, through a mount, clone, LiveCloneTM, or restore operation.
HOW ACTIFIO & ORACLE WORK TOGETHER
Actifio uses the native functionality in Oracle RMAN to ingest data to create a golden copy, update it incrementally with changed blocks, and maintain it in an incremental-forever architecture. Actifio will hold the virtual image in its native format for efficient usage and all Oracle storage formats are supported, including raw volumes, file systems, and ASM.
Once a golden image is captured, this image can be in a ready-state for immediate use, de-duplicated for long term retention, or sent to a remote location for disaster recovery purposes.
ACTIFIO CAN PROVIDE COPIES OF A LARGE ORACLE DATABASE FOR DOZENS OF DEVELOPERS IN MINUTES, ALL WITHOUT USING ADDITIONAL STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE…CAN YOU?
Actifio enables applications to directly use point-in-time copy data, without the need for a traditional “restore” operation. Application data from any point-in-time copy can be accessed on any system for recovery, development, testing, analytics or dozens of other common use cases.
Actifio VDP offers vast flexibility when accessing data with options for secure, roles-based control of data management for multi-tenancy, virtual images from any point-in-time, and various means of provisioning data.
Data can be mounted instantly to any authorized system in the environment using efficient block-level iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocol. Using the Clone function, applications and application consistent data sets can be copied from any point in the system to a separate location anywhere in the environment.
When copies of the data need to be updated and available on a regular basis, LiveClone allows an independent copy of a data set to be mounted, but then allows a fresh copy of the data to be maintained as the data in the primary data is refreshed.
Finally, data can also be restored, effectively reverting the production data to look exactly as it did at the time of the data collection point.
ACTIFIO INTEGRATES DEEPLY WITH ORACLE
Actifio has worked closely with Oracle to develop deep integrations with many aspects of the platform, including the 12c innovations such as in-memory databases and pluggable databases. By leveraging native Oracle capabilities, Actifio is deployed non-disruptively, bringing a new level of data management to an Oracle environment without requiring any change to process and procedure.
ACTIFIO WORKFLOWS AND ORACLE DATA MANAGEMENT
Using Actifio VDP Workflows allows an administrator to schedule and automate the complete data flow to support any process. Actifio’s RESTful API allows integration with masking software to protect sensitive data.
Administrators can configure workflow that automates capture based on an SLA, data masking, leverage existing custom pre- and/or post-process scripts and LiveClone operations for a powerful, automated, and complete data lifecycle.