While many companies are moving their applications to the cloud in either a cloud-first or hybrid cloud strategy, there is much hesitation around moving mission-critical databases, such as Oracle, to the public cloud. Oracle requires ultra-fast performance and thus far, the public cloud vendors have not been able to deliver performance at that level. But by leveraging the Silk Platform on your cloud vendor of choice, you can achieve up to 10x faster performance than you’d get through native cloud alone, resulting in the same level of performance – or higher – than you see on-prem. Not convinced? Here are 8 reasons why you need Silk to power your Oracle databases on the cloud:

  1. 10x Faster Performance Than Cloud Native – With Silk, you’ll see a significantly higher level of performance than you can achieve with any of the major cloud vendors (AWS, Azure, GCP) alone. Not only that, Silk breaks the typical performance-capacity pricing model that the cloud vendors offer where you have to pay for cloud resources you don’t necessarily need in order to achieve the level of performance you want. You can dynamically scale up, down, in, and out to meet your applications’ evolving needs. And through the use of Tier 1 data services that aren’t available on native cloud – and that you’ve probably taken for granted on-prem – you can keep your cloud footprint to a minimum, helping to reduce your cloud spend even further – by as much as 30%.
  2. Autonomous Performance and Resource Optimization – Getting the most out of your cloud doesn’t require you to constantly monitor it. Silk is an autonomous platform that optimizes I/O performance so you’re always getting the most out of your cloud. And because Silk offers the flexibility to scale up, down, in, and out, you can run all of your most mission-critical workloads in the same environment: whether that’s OLTP, OLAP, dev/test, or consolidated workloads.
  3. Fully Enable Your Hybrid Cloud – Silk makes adopting a hybrid cloud strategy easier than ever with the ability to run workloads in the cloud or on-prem and effortlessly migrate as needed. With the Silk Platform, there is no need to refactor your databases for a specific cloud vendor. You’ll get the same consistently high performance and UX that you’ve come to expect on-prem – no matter what cloud environment you move your Oracle databases to.
  4. Rapid Deployment for Mixed Workloads – The cloud vendors recommend that you rearchitect your workloads before migrating them into PaaS. But this can be a complex, time-consuming, and costly process. Silk helps you bypass this but allow you to adopt the cloud through an IaaS model. This means your Oracle database can be up and running in the cloud in less than a week. And you can still adopt PaaS later on in the lifecycle if that is your long-term goal.
  5. A Better Oracle User Experience – See faster response time by leveraging Oracle on Silk. Silk has a proven performance of more than one million IOPS, 20 GB/s throughput, and consistent sub-millisecond latency. All adding up to your users wondering why they haven’t seen speeds like this before.
  6. Fast and Easy Zero-Footprint Clones and Data Replication – Fast and efficient zero-footprint clones with Silk let you copy and clone Oracle database environments and leverage them on other infrastructure. With Silk, databases can be seamlessly and consistently replicated from production to a DR site. And because they’re zero footprint, you can take as many snapshots as you want without accidentally outgrowing your allocated capacity.
  7. No Cloud Footprint Inflation–If you’re migrating from Oracle Exadata, you’ve been taking advantage of Oracle’s Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) technology to reduce your data footprint. If you’re now migrating to the public cloud, you’ll see significant data inflation as the database expands to its non HCC-compressed size. HCC and Exadata are only supported on Oracle’s Cloud so if you’re migrating your Oracle databases to any other cloud, you’ll have to abandon HCC – resulting in a larger cloud footprint (and bill). Silk offers inline data compression technology using resources on the data layer to compress and deduplicate your database without exposure to additional licensing costs.
  8. Rock Solid Data Resiliency and Availability – Silk offers always-on availability and greater data resiliency across zones, regions, and clouds.

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