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  • Oracle

    Lenovo HP Config for Oracle DB

    Oracle users want reliability without sacrificing performance or increasing cost. Many of the high-performance solutions available today are cost-prohibitive to acquire and complex to maintain. The Lenovo High Performance Configuration for Oracle Database 12c delivers a simple and affordable solution that satisfies the requirements of demanding Oracle users. The Lenovo x3650 M5 server with Fusion ioMemory SX350 storage cards provides a reliable, high-performance solution for running Oracle workloads that efficiently use system resources to help drive down total cost of ownership.

    Lenovo has created a whitepaper that addresses a set of deployable solutions for accelerating various Oracle Database workloads with SanDisk PCIe based flash storage while simultaneously reducing TCO. Two database workloads are examined in this paper: An On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) workload, and a Decision Support System (DSS) workload. As shown in this whitepaper, using SanDisk PCIe based flash storage all but eliminates the processor’s spin-wait events and allows the system as a whole to perform significantly more operations per unit of time.  Additionally, this whitepaper

    • Examines how to reduce TCO by running Oracle workloads more efficiently
    • Provides deployable solutions for accelerating Oracle database workloads
    • Examines flash storage based server performance of on-line transaction processing and decision support system workloads on the Oracle Database 12c
    • Evaluates how employing flash storage dramatically reduces completion of database I/O requests

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    Lenovo Scale Up Config for Oracle DB

    Oracle Database software products support both scale-up and scale-out computing. However, deploying Oracle Databases on scale-up servers offers a number of benefits, including reduced server licensing costs. When scaling-up, Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) is not required. Another benefit is machine resources (especially CPUs) are instantly available for sharing. Deploying a scale-up architecture enables data center administrators to add resources to existing servers without requiring them to rewrite applications to harness the additional compute power. For large databases, scale-up architectures can provide higher levels of performance than those afforded by large numbers of scale-out distributed databases.

    Lenovo has created a configuration guide that addresses a Lenovo scale-up database configuration.  It describes a validated reference configuration to successfully implement Oracle Database 12c running on Oracle Linux 7.2 and Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK), all hosted on a clustered pair of Lenovo System x3950 X6 servers. This configuration is intended for enterprise-level businesses with scaled-up, converged infrastructures, in which cost-effectiveness and productivity are a must. This guide addresses many benefits of this architecture, including:

    • Reduced software licensing costs: With many software packages licensed on a per-processor or per-core basis, reducing the number of systems can significantly lower software support costs. 
    • Improved IT staff productivity: Scale-up servers reduce the total number of processors and servers being managed. With fewer physical servers, and the added automation and manageability features, administrators’ work is less cumbersome. 
    • Reduced end-user productivity losses: Scale-up servers with mission-critical RAS capabilities (such as the System x3850 X6 and the System x3950 X6) incur less unplanned downtime than do scale-out servers. 
    • Accelerated application deployment: With virtualized scale-up servers, you can accelerate application deployment. Projects that previously took weeks to size, purchase, install and configure, can now be ready in hours.

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    System x3950 X6
  • EnterpriseDB

    Lenovo DB Configuration for EnterpriseDB

    Open Source for the Data Center.  The rising cost of managing data—whether from organic growth or hardware upgrades—has become a formidable challenge for IT leaders. Now there is an answer: The Lenovo Database Configuration for EnterpriseDB® Postgres Plus.  Together, the Lenovo x3850 X6 server and the EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server database offer a comprehensive configuration that enables IT leaders to efficiently and effectively meet the constantly evolving demands of today’s exploding data loads and diverse data. 

    Postgres Plus Enterprise Edition is a unique, open source-based software offering that features database compatibility for Oracle® environments. Combining world-class performance and simple-to-use migration tools, Postgres Plus on Lenovo servers is an ideal configuration for your demanding database workloads.

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    Database Solutions – EnterpriseDB
    Database Solutions – EnterpriseDB
  • MongoDB

    Lenovo DB Configuration for MongoDB

    With the exponential growth of data from multiple new sources - for example, mobile, social, and web – new tools and technologies are needed to gather, analyze and visualize data in order to extract powerful insights from this data.  In addition to traditional structured data optimized for relational database management systems, these new sources of data are typically unstructured or semi-structured, meaning that schemas to harness the data must be flexible, distributed for horizontal scaling, and on preferably low-cost industry-standard servers. 

    The Lenovo Database Configuration for MongoDB Enterprise utilizes the Lenovo System x3850 server for a novel “mid-scale up” approach, leveraging built-in hardware platform capabilities such as four Intel high-performance server processor sockets, large memory, and extensive I/O options. In addition, the scalability and enterprise RAS characteristics enable consolidation of MongoDB workloads onto fewer servers, reducing TCO and increasing performance. 

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    Database Solutions – MongoDB
    Database Solutions – MongoDB