Robin for Relational Databases

Relational Databases

No Compromise Database Consolidation

Large enterprises with hundreds of mission-critical Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) such as Oracle are looking to do the following in their data centers:

  • Consolidate databases
  • Reduce software license costs
  • Reduce server floor space
  • Reduce power consumption
  • Gain predictable performance
  • Maximize hardware utilization

Robin Solution – Running Relational Databases in Containers

  • Smaller footprint and resource requirements
  • No compromise consolidation
  • Full support – Certified to run Oracle Databases – LXC and Docker

Provisioning an Oracle Container Database in ASM with Robin Systems (Web Method)

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Bare metal and VMs vs Containerization for Relational Databases such as Oracle

Robin Cloud Platform for Relational Databases (RDBMS): No Compromise Database Consolidation: Consolidate databases, Reduce software license costs

Containerization Benefits for Relational Databases

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40% Higher Hardware Utilization

Get no Compromise Database Consolidation

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40% Gain

Get higher performance than virtual machines

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50% Reduction

Reduce hardware footprint and improve hardware utilization

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No Performance Penalty

Run disparate Oracle databases on the same hardware

  • Configure relational databases  such as Oracle on LXC
  • Apply IO resource management on your Oracle database running in a container
  • Simplify database lifecycle management tasks with single click clone, time travel

Guaranteed App-to-Spindle Performance

  • Set QoS policies across compute, network, and storage
  • Achieve complete performance isolation for databases and eliminate noisy neighbor issues
  • Relocate databases dynamically to meet SLAs
  • Achieve auto, fast-failover for databases while retaining the same volumes and IP addresses
Robin Cloud Platform for Relational Databases (RDBMS): No Compromise Database Consolidation: Consolidate databases, Reduce software license costs - Guaranteed App-to-Spindle Performance

Robin’s unique App-to-Spindle Quality-of-Service Guarantee® ensures multi-tenant harmony and complete performance isolation for each application. Simple IOPS control built into the UI provides Exadata-like IORM capability on top of commodity hardware. Robin can also identify IO requests from cloned relational databases and can prioritize the production IO over the IO from a cloned system.

Simplified Deployment

  • 1-click provisioning of single-instance or RAC configurations in minutes
  • Support for both file system and ASM storage
  • Build your own preferred database image
Robin Cloud Platform for Relational Databases (RDBMS): No Compromise Database Consolidation: Consolidate databases, Reduce software license costs - Simplified Deployment

Robin’s extensible orchestration framework makes provisioning of applications really easy. Unlike traditional deployment where each component of the application is provisioned separately and then wired to work together, Robin Cluster Manager allows you to define the structure of the entire application in a single manifest file with all configuration details.

Whether it is a single-node configuration running on an ext4 filesystem or a complex multi-node RAC setup running on ASM, it can be deployed on Robin with a single click of a button.

Live Clone

  • Take unlimited snapshots
  • Make rapid clones of the entire application, thick, thin, or deferred—with no performance penalties
  • Support for both file system and ASM storage sources
  • Avoid working on stale data – get production copy without any down-time
Robin Cloud Platform for Relational Databases (RDBMS): No Compromise Database Consolidation: Consolidate databases, Reduce software license costs - Live clone of relational databases

Traditionally cloning has been a big pain point for Oracle enterprise applications where the database is often cloned separately and then rewired with a copy of the application server. Cloning also requires the source data to be in a consistent state which is ensured by taking an application outage every month or at quarter end.  Robin liberates IT from these downtimes and enables Live Clone of the entire application with a click of a button.

Time Travel for Entire Application

  • Take unlimited application or database snapshots
  • Restore or refresh database to any point-in-time
  • Get out-of-the-box support for application time travel
Robin Cloud Platform for Relational Databases (RDBMS): No Compromise Database Consolidation: Consolidate databases, Reduce software license costs - Time Travel for Relational Databases - Oracle

Application snapshots at certain intervals can be really useful to restore back the entire application if anything goes wrong. Robin recommends taking snapshots before applying a database patch or making a configuration change make sure to have a snapshot first. If anything goes wrong the application can be restored to the last known snapshot in a matter of minutes.