Managing and monitoring database storage, capacity planning, and data classification for storage are some of the daily activities and challenges of database administrators (DBAs). These activities also have impacts on the database environment, performance, data tiering, and data archiving. Dell EMC SC Series arrays address these challenges and provide DBAs more visibility into and management of the storage environment, such that it frees up their time to address other pressing production and database infrastructure needs. Along with storage management comes determining best practices, which are not always obvious. The intent of this document is to help readers understand best practice configuration options and sizing guidelines of SC Series storage when deploying Oracle to deliver a cost-effective alternative for demanding performance and fault-tolerant requirements of Oracle deployments.

Updated January 2017