Oracle software is a powerful candidate to look at re-hosting on System z. Why? The deployment of distributed Oracle software, especially the Oracle database servers, often results in a level of complexity that is hard to manage and increasingly expensive. Together, IBM and Oracle can provide an integrated and virtualized data center environment designed to optimize business agility and efficiency.

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Linux for IBM System z

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 is ideal for Oracle System z deployments that need to support high volume online transaction processing and query intensive data warehousing applications. It introduces a new multi-tenant architecture that makes it easy to deploy and manage database clouds. Innovations such as Oracle Multitenant, for consolidating multiple databases quickly, and Automatic Data Optimization with Heat Map, for compressing and tiering data at a higher density, maximize resource efficiency and flexibility.

The IBM System z is an ideal platform for private and public cloud deployments.

Oracle Real Application Clusters helps you run packaged or custom applications in a parallel database environment that takes advantage of the processing power of multiple interconnected computers, operating as a cluster. In an Oracle RAC environment, all nodes run concurrent Oracle Database instances and execute transactions against the same database. If a clustered server fails, the Oracle Database continues running on the remaining servers.

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Consolidating multiple Oracle database servers onto a single IBM System z server running multiple virtual Linux servers can reduce system management and maintenance requirements. z/VM’s outstanding virtualization, IBM Wave for z/VM’s intelligent workload management, the unique ability to support diverse workloads concurrently, high levels of security and intelligent recovery capabilities make the System z environment the ideal choice to host Oracle solutions and serve as a hub in the IT infrastructure.

Solution centers around the world with teams of Oracle and IBM experts work together to provide design, development, testing, technical support and education to support your Oracle solutions running on System z.

Linux on System z can help you build a simplified and unified IT infrastructure for your Oracle solutions.

Oracle applications

Oracle supports most of their applications in a split tier environment with the database on Linux on the System z server and the application server hosted elsewhere. AIX running on the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) might be the best choice for these applications, providing an extended level of business and operational value for IT optimization.