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Support your data model with flexible, scalable, and predictable storage performance

DatabaseSolidFire’s unique Quality of Service architecture is the critical missing link to delivering predictable performance from a shared storage infrastructure. SolidFire ensures that both SQL and NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB) database workloads get the resources they need to run properly without the capex and opex burden of dedicated hardware. Now you can mold a single shared storage platform to meet the unique capacity and performance demands of each of your database architectures.

Hello Database Consolidation. Goodbye Storage Silos.

Remove complexity from your database IT infrastructure

SolidFire’s Quality of Service enables you to confidently consolidate multiple databases and secondary copies on a single storage platform. Start reducing cost and complexity with SolidFire’s independent capacity and performance pools and no impact scaling, ensuring all your databases are receiving optimized storage resources.


Performance Control

Performance Control

Horizontal Scaling

Horizontal Scaling

Adaptive Database Architecture

Adaptive Database Architecture

Simplified Management

Simplified Management


Learn more about our database partners:

Oracle Gold PartnerOracle:

Flexible, highly available storage perfect for database applications

SolidFire is uniquely suited to run a variety of Oracle Database workloads - from OLTP, DSS, heavily indexed VLDB all the way to backup and disaster recovery copies - and is the only storage system that can guarantee performance to each and every Oracle Database volume. 11g and 12c.

Ideal for Database Consolidation

Eliminate database silos by consolidating multiple Oracle databases onto a single SolidFire storage system, allowing significant reduction in infrastructure costs with a single platform for all database workloads. Granular QoS control guarantees IOPS to all databases, enabling greater database density from a shared storage infrastructure.

About Oracle

The Oracle Database is an object-relational database management system used the world over. Customers rely on the Oracle Database to power their business critical applications and workloads: Online Transaction Processing, Online Analytics Processing, Decision Support Systems, Data Warehouses and Very Large Databases, as well as backup & recovery, disaster recovery and secondary processing.

Oracle Database

The Oracle Database is an object-relational database management system used all over the world. Customers rely on the Oracle Database to power their business critical applications and workloads: Online Transaction Processing, Online Analytics Processing, Decision Support Systems, Data Warehouses and Very Large Databases, as well as backup & recovery, disaster recovery and secondary processing.

Guaranteed Database Performance

SolidFire is uniquely suited to run a variety of Oracle Database workloads - from OLTP, DSS, heavily indexed VLDB all the way to backup and disaster recovery copies - and is the only storage system that can guarantee performance to each and every Oracle Database volume.

Oracle Deployment

Oracle on SolidFire

  • SolidFire supports both traditional bare-metal database architectures, as well as true next-gen cloud database environments on the same storage system
  • Unlocks true architecture flexibility to suit application and business needs, rather than conforming to the limitations and efficiency compromises of traditional storage systems
  • Storage virtualization allows for seamless consolidation of Production, Test/Dev, QA and R&D databases in the same storage layer, with guaranteed Quality of Service for each and every data volume
  • All architectures receive the benefits of inline deduplication, compression, and thin-provisioning

SolidFire Advantages

  • All-flash storage system improves query response time, reduces Data Guard lag, and shrinks RMAN incrementally updated backup windows
  • Adjust database performance and capacity requirements as business needs dictate, without downtime or migrations
  • Rapid volume cloning capabilities accelerate deployment of database copies for secondary processing
  • In-line dedupe and compression reduce database storage consumption without impacting performance
  • RAID-less data protection minimizes disruption during failures, eliminates "degraded mode"

Key Benefits

Guaranteed application performance

  • Faster application and transaction response times
  • Guaranteed performance in recovery scenarios via RMAN switch-to-copy or Data Guard switchover
  • Eliminate Data Guard lag by applying random updates quickly, accommodating bursty workloads

Accelerate innovation

  • Faster queries, more queries helps derive additional revenue from data
  • Space efficient snaps, clones coupled with robust automation helps create additional data copies quickly and easily, shortening development cycle time
  • Reduce storage capital and operational expenses by consolidating multiple databases onto a single SolidFire cluster

Enterprise-class data protection

  • Shrink backup windows by implementing RMAN incrementally updated backup strategy
  • Utilize SolidFire snaps, clones for revision control when applying incremental updates
  • RAID-less data protection provides fast rebuilds, minimal performance impact during failures

IOPS and Time Chart

Applications and Copies

Oracle Database data is more than just production data. There are many aspects of business processing that use Oracle data, and SolidFire is uniquely suited to meet all of these different storage requirements.

Applications and Copies


Download the SolidFire Oracle Solution Brief (PDF).

MySQL:

MySQLHigh performance storage ideal for multiple databases and copies

SolidFire’s scale-out architecture and guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) are a perfect fit for consolidating multiple MySQL databases and database copies. Facilitate multi-petabyte scale in a horizontal and non-disruptive fashion while guaranteeing QoS for each and every data volume.

Perfect fit for consolidating multiple databases

SolidFire’s ability to tailor resource needs to every single volume through QoS allows for each database to be precisely customized to support the needs of the application, without the risk of I/O contention or the need to over provision storage. Consolidating reduces database licensing costs, eliminates storage silos, and drives down overall administration, enabling virtualized architectures.

About MySQL

MySQL is the world’s most commonly deployed open source relational database management system. A critical component in LAMP stacks (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python), MySQL helps its users deploy high-volume web applications, business-critical systems, packaged software and open source projects that require a full-feature RDBMS.

MySQL Database

MySQL is the world's most commonly deployed open source relational database management system. A critical component in LAMP stacks (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python), MySQL helps its users deploy high-volume web applications, business-critical systems, packaged software and open source projects that require a full-feature RDBMS.

Guaranteed Database Performance

SolidFire's scale-out architecture and guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) are ideally suited for shared infrastructure, making SolidFire a perfect fit for MySQL use cases. Customers can confidently consolidate OLTP, DSS, data warehousing and secondary processing workloads onto a single SolidFire system, enabling virtualization, public/private cloud deployments and Database as a Service (DBaaS) offerings.

MySQL on SolidFire

  • Fully programmable and dynamic storage resource allocation enables consolidation of multiple MySQL databases and database copies
  • Inline efficiencies and rapid volume cloning capabilities allow for implementation and automation of advanced web-scale read array topologies
  • Automate all common storage tasks, enabling rapid, self-service provisioning of database resources to meet business demands
  • Fine-grain QoS and complete storage automation reduce complexity and speed deployment of DBaaS offerings

SolidFire Advantages

  • Scale-out design facilitates multi-petabyte scale in a horizontal and non-disruptive fashion
  • Guaranteed QoS for each and every data volume allows for seamless consolidation of Production, Test/Dev, QA and R&D databases, eliminating costly database silos
  • Ability to automatically provision capacity and performance independently removes risk of under- or over-provisioning resources
  • Adjust database volume characteristics on the fly without downtime or data migration, accelerating ability to adjust to changing database needs
  • Inline deduplication, compression and thin provisioning minimize database space consumption, reducing storage costs

Key Benefits

Guaranteed Application Performance

  • QoS ensures databases perform at the speed of the business
  • Accelerate database performance on the fly without re-architecting underlying storage
  • Back up, restore multi-terabyte MySQL databases in seconds vs. hours, minimizing disruption to business in the event production data is lost or corrupted

Consolidate with Confidence

  • QoS enables databases to be consolidated onto single storage system, reducing management complexity and infrastructure costs
  • Zero-overhead clones enable multiple useable copies of MySQL, all with custom QoS, with little to no capacity overhead
  • Inline deduplication reduces amount of data for consolidated workloads with cloned copies, providing low $/GB and improved total cost of ownership
  • Data center consolidation enables virtualized architectures

Run at Web-Scale

  • Quickly and non-disruptively change database performance and capacity without re-architecting or migration
  • Scale-out architecture eliminates disruption of forklift upgrades; adjust volume capacity on the fly or add additional nodes to nondisruptively scale the entire storage layer
  • Automate all aspects of DBaaS deployment, accelerating time to market
SolidFire's virtually instant deduplicated, thin-provisioned cloning
SolidFire's virtually instant deduplicated, thin-provisioned cloning allows for automation of read-slave instantiation and other advanced web-scale replication topologies, with deployment times measured in seconds rather than hours

Download the SolidFire MySQL Solution Brief (PDF).

Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server:

Simple, intuitive deployment with granular scalability

SolidFire is well-suited to run a variety of Microsoft SQL Server workloads. SolidFire gives DBAs unmatched flexibility to change database volume characteristics on the fly and provides a single platform on which to consolidate tens to hundreds of databases.

SolidFire and Microsoft SQL Server

SolidFire is well-suited to run a variety of Microsoft SQL Server workloads. SolidFire gives DBAs unmatched flexibility to change database volume characteristics on the fly and provides a single platform on which to consolidate tens to hundreds of databases. Additionally, SolidFire is the only storage system that can guarantee performance to each and every Microsoft SQL Server volume.

Consolidate, Virtualize Microsoft SQL Server

Reduce datacenter sprawl and overall Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by consolidating Microsoft SQL databases onto a single SolidFire storage system. Fine grain QoS makes virtualizing Microsoft SQL Servers an option, especially when running large numbers of databases with varying storage and performance requirements.

About Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a widely used relational database management system. Customers rely on Microsoft SQL Server to power business critical applications across OLTP, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics workloads.

Guaranteed Database Performance

SolidFire is well-suited to run a variety of Microsoft SQL Server workloads. SolidFire gives DBAs unmatched flexibility to change database volume characteristics on the fly and provides a single platform on which to consolidate tens to hundreds of databases. Additionally, SolidFire is the only storage system that can guarantee performance to each and every Microsoft SQL Server volume.

Microsoft SQL Server on SolidFire

  • SolidFire supports both traditional bare-metal database architectures, as well as true next-gen cloud database environments on the same storage system
  • Genuine virtualization allows for seamless consolidation of Production, Test/Dev, QA and R&D databases in the same storage layer, with guaranteed Quality of Service for each and every data volume
  • All architectures receive the benefits of inline deduplication, compression, and thin-provisioning
  • Administrators can adjust database volume characteristics on the fly as business needs dictate, without downtime or data migration

SolidFire Advantages

  • All-flash storage system improves query response time
  • Fine-grain Quality of Service guarantees performance to all volumes, facilitating consolidation
  • Adjust database performance and capacity requirements as business needs dictate, without downtime or migrations
  • Rapid volume cloning capabilities accelerates deployment of database copies for secondary processing
  • RAID-less data protection minimizes disruption during failures, eliminates "degraded mode"

Microsoft SQL Server Deployment

Key Benefits

Guaranteed Performance

  • All-flash architecture speeds database performance
  • Fine-grain Quality of Service guarantees performance to every database volume

Database Flexibility

  • SolidFire has a simple, intuitive deployment
  • Easily change database resources on the fly as business needs dictate
  • Scale granularly through the non-disruptive addition of new storage nodes

Seamless Consolidation

  • Run tens to hundreds of Microsoft SQL Server databases on a single system
  • Easily and predictably virtualize your Microsoft SQL Server environment on SolidFire

SolidFire's RAID-less data protection

SolidFire's RAID-less data protection provides high availability at the storage level. Host-level HA can be achieved by creating an active/passive cluster of Microsoft SQL Servers, minimizing downtime should a Server fail.

SolidFire's volume cloning capabilities

In read heavy environments, Microsoft SQL Server replicas may be used to improve read response times. SolidFire's volume cloning capabilities coupled with our always on, in-line deduplication can vastly reduce the space used for replica databases, in some cases using no additional storage at all.

Download the SolidFire MS SQL Server Solution Brief (PDF).

MongoDBMongoDB:

Flexible, Scalable Storage with Dedicated Performance

SolidFire is the only storage system that combines dynamic performance control with the simplicity and scalability delivered in a MongoDB environment.

MongoDB Cloud Environment

MongoDB Enterprise CertifiedAbout MongoDB

MongoDB is a scalable, high-performance, NoSQL document database system. It’s an agile database that allowsschemas to change quickly as applications evolve, while still providing the functionality developers expect from a traditional relational database. This design enables extremely scalable and agile applications and drives improved customer experience, faster time to market and lower cost.

Driving Database Flexibility

SolidFire is the only storage system that combines dynamic performance control with the simplicity and scalability delivered in a MongoDB environment.

SolidFire Advantages

  • All SSD-based storage system normalizes latency spikes and allows for large datasets
  • Inline dedupe & compression reduces database storage consumption without impacting performance
  • Integrated API facilitates auto-scaling and full-stack operational integration
  • Scale infrastructure without downtime or migrations
  • Rapid volume cloning capabilities allow for new backup and deployment strategies

Key Benefits


Performance Control

Performance Control - SolidFire allows you to dynamically adjust storage performance as needed to ensure your MongoDB environment delivers optimal throughput with minimal latency.

  • Adjust database volume performance on the fly
  • API integration enables auto-scaling and full-stack performance automation
  • Control performance (IOPS) independent of capacity (GBs)
  • All-SSD architecture delivers optimal throughput with minimal latency
Horizontal Scaling

Horizontal Scaling - With SolidFire you can linearly scale storage capacity and performance resources to meet the demands of rapid application data growth.

  • True scale-out design complements architecture of NoSQL datastores
  • Support rapid application growth without downtime or migration
  • 1-click volume expansion
  • Rapid volume cloning capabilities unlocks new deployment and scaling strategies

 

Unlock Adaptive Database Architectures

Unlock Adaptive Database Architectures - SolidFire is the only platform that gives you the flexibility to align storage resources to your MongoDB infrastructure in support of your application needs.

  • Adapt database performance real time with dynamic QoS controls
  • Architect as needed by tailoring volumes to the exact needs of the database
  • Breaking the traditional over-provisioning model allows for new approaches to provisioning volumes
Simplified Administration

Simplified Administration - Simplified storage provisioning and management allows DBAs to easily map their business logic needs against available storage resources.

  • Virtualized storage resources means no RAID groups, pools or spares to manage
  • Provision based on GBs and IOPS makes it easy for the DBA to translate business logic to the storage system
  • Consolidate applications and eliminate islands of storage

Databases on SolidFire

  • SolidFire supports both traditional bare-metal database architectures, as well as true next-gen cloud database environments on the same storage system
  • Unlocks true architecture flexibility to suit application and business needs, rather than conforming to the limitations and efficiency compromises of traditional storage systems
  • Genuine virtualization allows for Production, Test/Dev, QA and R&D in the same storage layer, with guaranteed Quality of Service for each and every data volume
  • All architectures receive the benefits of inline deduplication, compression, and thin-provisioning

Adaptive Database Architecture on SolidFire

Adaptive Database Architecture on SolidFire


Download the SolidFire MongoDB Solution Brief (PDF).