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Published: Tue,22 August 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Oracle Data Guard Deployment Using Dell/EMC CX3 Storage Replication

Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CST

When deploying Oracle® Data Guard, administrators have traditionally created the standby database through Oracle Recovery Manager backup and restore—a method that can lead to significant downtime for large production databases. Using Dell/EMC CX3 storage replication software for this task can help significantly reduce primary database downtime during the deployment process.

Configuring Microsoft SQL Server 2005 on Dell Servers and Storage

Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 CST

Following best practices from Dell and Microsoft can help enterprises design a high-performance Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 database on Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers and Dell PowerVault™ storage. This article provides specific guidance and best-practice recommendations in the areas of storage, OS, and database configuration.

Minimizing Downtime During Large Database Migrations with Oracle Data Guard

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 05:00:00 CST

Migrating a large Oracle® database can require significant downtime, potentially disrupting critical enterprise systems. By integrating Oracle Data Guard and Oracle Recovery Manager features into the process, administrators can minimize this downtime and help maintain application availability during the migration.

Using Oracle Streams Advanced Queuing in Application Messaging Infrastructures

Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CST

Oracle® Streams Advanced Queuing (SAQ) helps provide a flexible, scalable message queuing infrastructure through enqueue, propagation, and apply mechanisms. This article provides an overview of Oracle SAQ, describes an example messaging application created and tested by Dell engineers to demonstrate its functionality and performance, and discusses a number of available Oracle queue management tools.

Deploying Dell PowerVault MD3000 Storage in Oracle Database 10g Cluster Environments

Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CST

The Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3000 storage array offers cost-effective enterprise storage that can scale to help meet future storage and application server requirements. This article discusses the benefits possible when deploying the PowerVault MD3000 along with Oracle® Database 10g with Oracle Real Application Clusters and Dell PowerEdge™ servers.

Using Reliable Datagram Sockets Over InfiniBand for Oracle Database 10g Clusters

Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CST

Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) Over InfiniBand can provide a horizontally scalable, high-performance alternative to traditional vertical scaling for enterprises using Oracle® Database 10g and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). This article discusses the advantages of using RDS Over InfiniBand to build scalable, high-performance Oracle RAC clusters with cost-effective, industry-standard Dell™ and QLogic components.

Monitoring Dell PowerEdge Servers with Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control

Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CST

The integration of Oracle® Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control with Dell OpenManage™ software allows administrators to monitor Oracle database metrics and ninth-generation Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers from a single console. This article discusses best practices for installing, configuring, and using this software to help simplify systems management.

Implementation Study: Dell IT Scales Supply Chain Management with Oracle RAC 10g

Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CST

When the expensive proprietary servers running the Dell supply chain management systems had reached their limits, the Dell IT group migrated to cost-effective, standards-based Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers running Oracle® Real Application Clusters 10g. This architecture helped enhance database performance while providing scalability for future growth.

Comparing Enterprise Database Performance on Dell PowerEdge and Sun Fire Servers

Thu, 01 February 2007 05:00:00 CST

To evaluate the performance of dual-core processor–based servers from Dell and Sun, Dell engineers used the open source Dell DVD Store database to test a two-node Dell™ PowerEdge™ 2950 server cluster and a PowerEdge 6850 server with Intel® Xeon® processors alongside a similarly configured Sun Fire V490 server with Sun UltraSPARC IV+ processors. Not only did the Dell servers handle more orders per minute than the Sun server, but both also cost significantly less per order handled.