Huawei and Oracle signed a cooperation memorandum at HUAWEI CONNECT 2016. The two companies will deepen technical cooperation based on the Huawei KunLun Mission Critical Server. The alliance will also leverage Oracle’s cutting-edge database platform technologies, empowering open platforms with a new level of performance, reliability, and security for handling business-critical workloads.
The open platform will help customers move away from closed architecture, which they have long relied on, and deliver better economics and IT input-output effectiveness for enterprise mission-critical computing services. The memorandum proposes deep integration between the Huawei KunLun Mission Critical Server and the Oracle database in order to build a high-performance, reliable, and secure mission-critical computing platform.
KunLun supports a scale-up architecture and offers 32 Terabytes of memory, which, working with Oracle 12c in-memory computing technologies, unlocks stunning performance. The state-of-the-art integration, combining the Huawei product and Oracle expertise, will turbo-charge enterprises’ service platforms for dealing with OLTP hybrid workloads. In addition, the database is easy to deploy and does not require modification for applications.
KunLun reaps the advantages of Huawei’s groundbreaking Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) 2.0 technologies and is hardened with the Predictive Failure Analysis Engine (PFAE) and Oracle’s mature Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA), which comes with an abundance of technologies, such as RAC, ASM, ADG, and GoldenGate. This leads to end-to-end solutions that are reinforced from underlying hardware all the way to upper-layer applications, implementing a new generation of mission-critical architecture that promises long awaited openness — but without sacrificing reliability.
Huawei has developed powerful interconnect and management chips that protect management interfaces, as well as guard against CPU security loopholes. Oracle offers database firewalls and such technologies as configuration management, security backup, and data masking at the auditing layer, to secure databases from software and hardware perspectives, solidifying security from both inside and outside.
“Huawei and Oracle complement each other well, and, more importantly, we work towards the same goals,” said Qiu Long, President of the Huawei IT Server Product Line. “That is, to help enterprises be better positioned for digital transformation and to reduce the complexity of the process. Each as the best in its domain, we now work together to present solutions that will empower our customers to achieve bigger success with their businesses.”
“The Oracle Database 12c consolidates multiple databases quickly and effortlessly to unleash unprecedented analytical performance for customers,” said Wu Chengyang, Vice President of Oracle and General Manager of its Technical Product Business Unit in the Greater China Region. “Oracle orchestrates superior in-memory data processing capabilities and novel database techniques to redefine the efficiency, performance, security, and availability of databases. Working with Huawei, we place more options in the hands of our customers.”
The deepening partnership between Huawei and Oracle will enable better resource sharing between the two companies. Each will leverage its professional prowess to produce more agile, valuable, and diversified products and solutions to customers, serving industries such as government, finance, communications, electric power, tobacco, transportation, medical care, and commercial businesses with better solutions at lower implementation and operation costs.