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Oracle on VMware Cloud on AWS – Unraveling the licensing myth

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With the recent launch of VMware Cloud on AWS from VMware, many Business Critical Application (BCA) workloads that were previously difficult to deploy in the cloud no longer require significant platform modifications.  VMware Cloud on AWS, powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, integrates VMware flagship compute, storage, and network virtualization products—VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN, and VMware Read more...

vSphere 6.5 – SAP HANA Scale-Out Support

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At the end of last year, VMware assisted our technology partner Fujitsu with a SAP Scale-Out BWH benchmark (SAP BW edition for SAP HANA Standard Application Benchmark Version 2).  The benchmark was run on Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 2800B3, 1 TB RAM configured systems, with four Intel Broadwell CPUs (Intel Xeon E7-8880 v4). As a result of Read more...

Hyper-threading Impact on Virtual SAP Sizing and Performance – Part 1 of 2

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This is part 1 of 2 blogs that will cover how hyper-threading impacts virtual SAP sizing and performance.   Many virtual SAP deployments  leverage INTEL’s hyper-threading (HT) technology. For each processor core that is physically present, the hypervisor sees two logical processors and shares the workload between them when possible. A vCPU can be scheduled on Read more...

New Architectures for Apache Spark™ and Big Data

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Key Trends in Big Data Infrastructure: Some of the key trends in big data infrastructure over the past couple of years are: • Decoupling of Compute and Storage Clusters • Separate compute virtual machines from storage VMs • Data is processed and scaled independently of compute • Dynamic Scaling of compute nodes used for analysis Read more...

Oracle on vSphere – Summary of Storage options

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Storage – the final frontier. These are the voyages of any Business Critical Oracle database, its endless mission: to meet the business SLA, to sustain increasing workload demands and seek out new challenges, to boldly go where no database has gone before.   Storage is one of the most important aspect of any IO intensive Read more...