Backup and Capacity Reduction that Tame the Exponential Growth of Oracle Data
Sepaton is the technologically superior data protection solution for Oracle because Sepaton is the only enterprise-scale backup solution designed specifically for large database environments.
Above all else, Sepaton delivers the industry’s fastest backup, restore and replication.
Backups are performed at up to 80 TB per hour, regardless of data type, change rate or system capacity.
Sepaton’s patented ContentAware™ deduplication technology finds more duplicate data, uses less processing power and completes the deduplication process faster than any other approach. By examining data at the byte level — where changes are more likely to occur and be identified than at Oracle’s default 8 kb block size — Sepaton deduplicates data more effectively without slowing backup or restore performance for maximum capacity reduction and fastest time to safety.
Restores are completed quickly from the most recent backup without time- consuming data reassembly, or "rehydration," required with ordinary hash-based deduplication methods.
Exclusive multistream, multiplex capability
Only Sepaton can efficiently deduplicate large, multistreamed, multiplexed databases such as Oracle. By using the actual content of the backup to identify duplicate data at the byte level, Sepaton can find duplicates in separate parallel backup streams and across multiplexed data volumes.
Large enterprises are increasingly reliant on very large Oracle databases to run business critical operations. With Oracle databases growing exponentially, enterprises face the challenge of controlling capacity costs without slowing backup performance or exceeding backup windows. While multistreaming and multiplexing technologies helped reduce backup times significantly, deduplicating these environments remained highly inefficient and problematic.
First, Oracle databases store data in small segments of less than 8 KB that inline/hash- based deduplication technologies cannot process without bringing backup performance to a crawl or leaving a large volume of data un-deduplicated. Sepaton’s ContentAware™ byte differential deduplication finds every byte of duplicate data in Oracle databases without slowing backup or recovery performance. This powerful technology enables Sepaton to recapture capacity and control exponential Oracle data growth with unparalleled efficiency.
Second, inline, hash-based deduplication cannot efficiently deduplicate multistreamed, multiplexed Oracle backups. Their recommended settings of FILESPERSET=1 and MAXOPENFILES=1 and no more than 3 to 5 simultaneous backup streams actually stop the multiplexing of data across multiple streams. That may simplify deduplication, but it puts an unnecessary constraint on administrators. While EMC Data Domain tried to address this challenge with its support of Oracle Boost, few database administrators want to add third party software to their database servers or spend countless hours rescripting their policies to accommodate it. As a result, most large enterprises gave up on deduplication in favor of fast backups.
Sepaton, on the other hand, supports up to 16 simultaneous streams, allowing you to increase the FILESPERSET setting to multiplex the backup streams.
Supports the way you work today, grows with you tomorrow
Sepaton doesn’t require you to change anything about how you prefer to backup your databases. Compared to the administrative tasks and burdens imposed by other solutions, there is no time-consuming and error-prone rescripting, no resetting of backup policies, no third-party software add-ons to database servers and no continual system tuning. It simply works.
And it will continue to work as your needs grow. Sepaton’s DeltaScale™ architecture maintains performance as you add capacity, easily expanding from 24 TB to 2 PB in a single backup system.