Oracle goes all flash

Oracle logoDatabase giant Oracle said it has released a storage system which just uses flash memory.

The Oracle All Flash FS1 is intended for handling concurrent workloads including OLTP and fast data backup in enterprise SAN environments and in public or private clouds.

The thing scales to near to one petabyte (PB) of flash capacity and Oracle claims it can be installed in less than 30 minutes.

Oracle also claims that its much faster than the competition, in the shape of the EMC XtremlO with eight times faster IOPs and 9.7 times faster write throughput.

Oracle would like its customers to use the device with Oracle Database and Applications because, it claims, it takes advantage of compression designed by its engineers.

Mike Workman, an Oracle senior VP, said high latency has hit customers on shared storage platforms “for years” and flash can fix these problems.