Oracle Outperforms NetApp in Midrange Systems on SPECsfs2008 NFS Benchmark

Oracle announced its Sun ZFS Storage 7320 appliance beat the NetApp FAS3270 on the SPECsfs2008_nfs benchmark with 32 percent higher throughput and 9 percent faster Overall Response Time (ORT).

The Sun ZFS Storage 7320 appliance delivered 134,140 SPEC SFS2008_nfs ops/sec at an Overall Response Time of 1.51 milliseconds(1) for file serving in a mixed workload environment.

The Sun ZFS Storage Appliance configuration used less than half the rack space and is less than one-fifth the list price of the NetApp FAS3270 test configuration(2).

Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances are the only NAS products engineered together with Oracle Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure software and Oracle Database 11g, as well as the Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle’s SPARC SuperCluster T4-4.

Additionally, with Hybrid Columnar Compression support for Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances, customers using Oracle’s NAS systems to manage the lifecycle of data using in-database archiving for OLTP databases and data warehouses are able to increase storage efficiency by 10x to 50x for most datasets, and reduce capital and operating expenses.

In a recent NAS quality survey, Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances earned the highest overall scores for both enterprise and midrange NAS, besting the competition in initial product quality, features, reliability and technical support.