April 19th, 2016 by Adam Armstrong
Oracle Announces New Cloud Storage Options At NAB 2016
Today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas, Oracle announced new cloud storage options that are designed to save organizations costs while they store, manage, and retrieve their media content. In order to achieve these savings Oracle is combining its content storage applications, Oracle DIVA, with its Storage Cloud Serve – Archive Storage. Oracle states that customers can leverage flexible and scalable cloud storage for as little as one-tenth of a penny per gigabyte per month or $12,000 per petabyte per year.
Video storage is growing rapidly from the combination of more and more security systems and higher and higher resolution cameras for said systems. 24 hours of video can require up to 86TB of capacity and this will only go up as cameras become better. In order to tackle this influx of data Oracle has integrated DIVA with Storage Cloud Serve – Archive Storage which gives customers an incremental cloud extension tier to on-premises archive solutions, such as Oracle’s StorageTek SL8500 and SL3000 tape libraries. This combined system allows customers to tier storage to both on-premises and the cloud giving users the performance and economics needed.
Oracle has also made updates to some of its other products that support storage and archiving media:
- Oracle DIVAnet 2.0: With the latest release of Oracle DIVAnet, media and entertainment organizations can securely share and back up rich media assets globally by connecting up to 10 Oracle DIVArchive systems through a single global namespace. Access control by site and by application is now enabled in DIVAnet 2.0 to provide additional security for valuable video assets.
- Oracle DIVArchive 7.4: Oracle’s top content storage management application now has incorporated Oracle Database 12c and has added support for Oracle Linux, further enhancing the benefits of running Oracle software on Oracle hardware.
- AXF Explorer: With the release of Oracle AXF Explorer, Oracle DIVA customers gain access to the SMPTE standard open format for sharing and managing content among disparate storage systems.
Oracle’s DIVA solutions are powered by Oracle Database 12c and are used by the top media companies. In fact the top 10 media companies run on Oracle software. One example Oracle cites is Major League Baseball (MLB). Using Oracle DIVArchive, MLB moves more that 600 hours of video content every day and 7PB of data annually.