April 30, 2010
Fujitsu and Oracle have developed a joint Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution using Fujitsu ETERNUS DX disk storage systems and the Oracle Database 11g.
The solution addresses minimizing the data management and preservation costs resulting from explosive data growth.
This ILM solution is based on a business model that assumes access frequencies for business data fall off over time. It optimizes management and storage costs over data lifecycles by sequentially transferring archival data, with lower access frequencies, to lower cost storage areas - thereby making optimal use of storage facilities.
It deploys a hierarchical storage system, that combines high-speed fibre channel (FC) disk and high capacity low-cost nearline serial ATA (SATA) disks as a single ETERNUS DX package. The database partitions the data tables covered by the ILM chronological order, using Oracle Database 11g's MOVE PARTITION.
The result is reduced and optimized overall storage costs for the allocation of each partition covered by the ILM to the most optimum storage area.