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Deploying Catalogic’s ECX on Pure Storage FlashArray for Oracle databases
This white paper walks through the steps required to configure Catalogic ECX when used with Pure Storage in an Oracle database environment. It covers both creating copies and then using them. Use data scenarios include Dev-Test, DevOps and business analytics.

Oracle database sprawl comes with significant costs and complexity for businesses. It results from the proliferation of database copies whether they are created for disaster recovery, development and testing infrastructure provisioning, quality assurance (QA), or DevOps in private or hybrid clouds, to name a few.

Catalogic Software’s ECX Copy Data Management platform deployed in conjunction with the Pure Storage FlashArray, allows businesses to manage, orchestrate and analyze Copy Data. The solution provides full lifecycle management of your Copy Data through automated workflows that allow you to streamline the creation, management and use of Oracle database copies to keep the overall cost and complexity under control.

Copy Data Management for Pure Storage FlashArray
Catalogic ECX in-place copy data management for Pure Storage simplifies and automates operation of your Pure Storage FlashArray infrastructure through comprehensive management of Pure Storage FlashRecover snapshots, replication and clones. By providing an application- and VM-aware copy management software layer, ECX reduces copy sprawl, simplifies data protection and disaster recovery, and delivers value-adding use cases such as automated infrastructure deployment for Dev-Test or DevOps.
Catalogic ECX in-place copy data management (CDM) for Pure Storage simplifies and automates operation of your Pure Storage FlashArray infrastructure through comprehensive management of Pure Storage FlashRecover snapshots, replication and clones. By providing an application- and VM-aware copy management software layer, ECX reduces copy sprawl, simplifies data protection and disaster recovery, and delivers value-adding use cases such as automated infrastructure deployment for Dev-Test or DevOps.
 
Catalogic’s in-place CDM approach has significant advantages over alternatives in that it requires no additional infrastructure for the user to purchase and manage, and leverages the existing Pure Storage production environment rather than requiring the creation of a fully redundant environment for the copies of the production data.
Copy Data Management for Oracle Databases
Copy Data Management is fast-becoming a must-have solution for any enterprise Oracle environment. ECX integrates storage array copy processes (snapshots, replication, clones) with Oracle databases, allowing customers to leverage their existing storage infrastructure to eliminate copy sprawl, while dramatically improving their capabilities to deliver fresh copies of key databases to those functions and business units that demand them.

Oracle databases are a fundamental component of many organization’s most critical business processes. As such, copies of Oracle data are needed for many IT functions, including local and remote recovery, development and test, reporting, compliance and so on. According to IDC, over 80% of organizations maintain more than ten copies of every Oracle database instance at any given time. Not only does this create a massive infrastructure cost penalty, but the ongoing demand for copies also consumes valuable IT staff time and effort.

For this reason, Copy Data Management (CDM) is fast-becoming a must-have solution for any enterprise Oracle environment. ECX integrates storage array copy processes (snapshots, replication, clones) with Oracle, allowing customers to leverage their existing storage infrastructure to eliminate copy sprawl, while dramatically improving their capabilities to deliver fresh copies of key databases to those functions and business units that demand them. Catalogic supports arrays from Pure Storage, IBM, NetApp and EMC Unity.

Catalogic ECX Copy Data Management data sheet
Catalogic ECX: Data Center Modernization with In-Place Copy Data Management. In conjunction with multiple enterprise storage arrays, Catalogic ECX provides in-place copy data management that modernizes IT processes, enables key use cases (data protection, test-dev, DevOps, etc.), and does it all with existing infrastructure.

Organizations of all sizes need to modernize their IT processes in order to enable critical new use cases such as operational automation, DevOps and integration of system-of-record data with Cloud compute. They are equally challenged with improving management efficiencies for long established IT processes such as data protection, disaster recovery, reporting and business analytics.

Copy Data Management (CDM) is an IT modernization technology that focuses on making use of existing data in a manner that is efficient, automated, scalable and easy to use, delivering the data access that is urgently needed to transform IT. Catalogic ECX, in conjunction with multiple enterprise storage arrays, provides in-place copy data management that modernizes IT processes, enables key use cases, and does it all with existing infrastructure.


Product Spotlight: Does Your Copy Data Solution Play Checkers or Chess?
This report by Storage Switzerland discusses the difference between Copy Data solutions that provide the basic minimum functionality (playing checkers) compared to those that are truly of strategic value to an organization (playing chess). In speaking of Catalogic, the report notes that "the value of the solution continues to increase." Covered are new feature additions for SAP HANA, Epic Electronic Health Record, InterSystem Caché and SQL Server.
From the report: We covered Catalogic since its first release. In that time, it has moved from a niche NetApp solution to a multi-vendor copy data management solution. Now as it adds coverage of an increasing number of databases, the value of the solution continues to increase. Copy data management has both short term benefits and long term strategic advantages. Organizations should consider the technology a foundational component of an entire storage strategy not just their data protection process.