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Unlock Your Oracle Database Value Faster with Nutanix

Unlock the value of your data faster with Nutanix Cloud Platform

Oracle is a market leader in enterprise class databases, providing a suite of relational database applications that help companies drive greater innovation to ensure competitive differentiation and operational efficiency. Many organizations rely on Oracle databases to drive their enterprise applications and to gain access to operational data to assist with business decisions and strategy.

To meet the demands for stakeholder access to this operational data, an Oracle database requires flexible and scalable systems that deliver timely data in response to their stakeholder’s demands. In turn, an Oracle database administrator (DBA) needs database management solutions with automation functionality to help manage the database in a cost-effective and secure manner, with minimal downtime.

Organizations are rethinking traditional approaches for their supported Oracle databases and applications. The inflexible islands of computing created by siloed platforms based on bare metal RISC-based servers, are falling out of favor. Virtualized servers supporting private and hybrid clouds have become the norm as IT staff experience the benefits of these modern platforms for applications and databases.


Nutanix Cloud Platform is the perfect choice for your Oracle database deployments, whether you are upgrading existing infrastructure or deploying new Oracle databases. Our platform supports multiple hypervisors to virtualize Oracle database environments, including VMWare ESXi certified by Oracle.

Here are just a few examples of the value Nutanix customers can achieve when they implement our platform:

  • Lower TCO and operational cost can lower TCO by up to 62%1 as compared to other Oracle infrastructure virtualization solutions
  • Consolidate Oracle databases on to a single, software defined platform built on hyperconverged infrastructure and improve IT staff efficiency by up to 58%1.
  • Flexible and scalable solutions eliminate costly forklift upgrades and overprovisioning by simplifying and scaling database resources as needed –one node at a time or doubling the resources in minutes without downtime.
  • Leverage Nutanix Prism, an easy-to-use control plane and interface to deliver seamless infrastructure management.
  • Add the AI-Driven Intelligence of Prism Pro to optimize infrastructure operations with planning and forecasting capabilities.
  • Increase faster time to value. On average a Nutanix Cloud Platform is online in less than 4 hours, ready to deliver the low-latency performance needed for virtualized Oracle database and application workloads.
  • Eliminate complexity by leveraging storage controller VMs that run on each Nutanix node to form a single shared storage pool accessible by all VMs in the system. This reduces the complexity of managing separate storage systems with the burdensome tasks of zoning, provisioning, and managing VMs placement.
  • A Customer Minimized unplanned downtime on operations by up to 85%.
  • Accelerate development cycles by rapidly provisioning dev/ops their own copies of production databases and automate QA/testing using Nutanix Era.


Your first step is simplifying on a modern foundation. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) technology has emerged as the top choice for cloud-building with its ability to incorporate web-scale architecture within the enterprise. HCI simplifies and speeds how you can build and manage your desired cloud approach. Picking the correct platform for your cloud transformation can make a difference between success or more challenges. A platform that offers speed and scalability for deployment, updates, and recoveries, and with one-click operations that don’t sacrifice reliability and security can free your business from the complexity and cost of legacy IT.

After making the move to HCI, there are additional functional areas to weigh to make the transition to a full private cloud. Compare these capabilities to your specific requirements and challenges and add to your cloud as needed.

Storage: Eliminate storage silos. Data management needs to be an integral part of your private cloud. Nutanix private cloud solutions ensure you can support the provisioning of multiple, independent storage types within a single platform for databases, applications, users, archives, backups, and other use cases that need them.

Automation: Enable ITaaS and simplify management. Traditional IT operation management tools were built for static three-tier infrastructures. They can overwhelm IT with their complexity. Nutanix private cloud solutions use machine learning and task automation to intelligently optimize the environment, proactively detect anomalies, and enable IT teams to automate operations with ease.

Cost governance: Gain visibility into the true cost of your cloud. The best way to keep cloud usage under control is to see actual usage at different levels of granularity, including business units, departments, teams, and individuals. Nutanix private cloud solutions provide the ability to visualize cloud consumption across both public and private clouds and directly enforce spend policies if needed.

Data protection and disaster recovery: Maintain application and data availability. A private cloud can support everything from traditional enterprise applications to the latest cloud native apps—including business critical applications and data. Nutanix private cloud solutions ensure a high level of infrastructure resiliency, self-healing to eliminate fire drills, and built-in capabilities like snapshots, clones, and replication to tailor to specific needs.

Security: Protect your cloud. Security is one of the main advantages to building your private cloud. Nutanix private cloud solutions protects your cloud with native data encryption, app-centric microsegmentation, and real-time security auditing that give your organization the assurance it needs.

The value Era brings to database management is a significant OPEX reduction from database operational efficiencies. Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study of Nutanix Era customers and discovered that a composite organization experienced a ROI of 291% over three years with a NPV of $6.7M. On average, $800 per TB of avoided storage from efficiencies in database clones. Our automation of database patching contributed to $35K loss avoidance per hour by reducing patching down time from four hours per patching event to 30 minutes.

Nutanix Era for Oracle leverages the efficiency, agility, cost-effectiveness, and scalability of any cloud, no matter how you choose to deploy your databases on-prem or in a public cloud.


Nutanix Clusters allows customers to run an instance of the Nutanix Cloud Platform in the public cloud. Clusters dramatically reduce the operational complexity of migrating, extending, or bursting your applications and data between clouds. Use the Nutanix Prism Management plane to easily manage your public and private cloud infrastructure. Deploy a true hybrid infrastructure between your hybrid and public clouds that enables seamless application mobility across clouds with absolutely no code changes needed.


Our platform will help you consolidate both virtualized and bare metal Oracle RAC onto a single, Oracle optimized infrastructure that provides one-click simplicity, built-in data protection, effortless scale, and non-disruptive upgrades. Extract the value from your databases faster and more efficiently when leveraging our platform for Oracle databases.