1Session 370 Customer Trends and the Top 10 Advantages for Porting Oracle to Linux on System z Mike Zechman, Convertible TechnologyDatabase ConsultantPresident z/Series Oracle SIG
2Agenda History and current status of the zSeries SIG group What is Linux on System z?Customer Trends running Oracle on Linux on System zTop ten reasons to run Oracle on Linux on System zReal life experience migrating to Oracle/Linux on System zReference materialQuestions
3History of zSeries SIG Group User Group formed over 23 years agoOne of the oldest Oracle SIG’sStarted with Oracle on MVSMoved 8 years ago to include Oracle on Linux on System zz/OS Oracle de-supportSmall technical community and growing
4Current status of zSeries SIG Group 2008 and 2009 yearly conference attendees were mostly LinuxOracle on Linux is more streamlined than Oracle on z/OSIn 2010 joined IOUG as a SIGzSeries SIG sessions held as part of CollaborateIOUG has been very helpful
5Future of zSeries Oracle SIG Group Join our Round Table Session on Monday 02:30 PMSession 261, Room REEF BzSeries Oracle SIG Panel DiscussionPanelOracleIBMzSeries Oracle SIG Committee
6What is Linux on System z? It is not your parents mainframe anymore!
7What is Linux on System z? A native System z operating environmentPure Linux, an ASCII environmentExploits IBM System z hardware, including IEEE floating pointLinux for System z – 32 (31) -bit/64-bitNot a unique version of Linux or other operating systemDeveloped and supported by the Open Source CommunityDistributed by Novell SuSE, RedHat, and OthersNot a replacement for other IBM System z operating systems (z/OS formally MVS/OS/390)Can be run Virtual under z/VM or in its own LPARHardware provides a pool of virtual capacityOnly fully supported Oracle environment in a VM aside from Oracle’s VM
8Virtual Machine Partitioning Example for Linux on System z TEST LPARPROD LPAROracle DBTEST 1Oracle DBTEST 2LinuxHundreds to Thousands of guests=>Web or App ServerWeb orAppServerOracle DBPROD 1Oracle DBPROD 2LinuxLinLinuxLinuxLinuxLinuxPR/SMz/VMI/O and NetworkMemoryProcessorsEasy to create new images, easy to manage
9What System z Hardware Brings to Linux: The most reliable hardware platform availableMTF measured in decadesRAS features built into hardwareScalabilityBoth Physical and LogicalNon-disruptive capacity upgrade on demandDesigned to support mixed work loadsComplete workload isolationHigh speed inter-server connectivityHigh Internal Bandwidth, sophisticated cache nestVirtualization
10What System z Hardware Brings to Linux (cont’d): HipersocketsVirtual network between LPARs, at memory speedNetwork stays inside the box - secureIntegrated Facility for Linux (IFL) CPUFull Processing Speed, not clocked downIFLs upgrade as hardware is upgraded: z9>z10: 50% performance increaseProcessor-based software costs
11Customer Trends From a perspective of the z Series SIG group Trend is to move to LinuxOracle strategic direction is LinuxOracle and IBM are supporting Oracle products on Linux on zLong list of 3’rd party vendor now support Linux on System zSteady yearly growth usage of Oracle on Linux on zSteady growth of Oracle solutions available on Linux on z
12Top ten reasons for running Oracle on IBM System z The Mainframe has been the platform for mission criticalapplications for yearsReasons may vary why companies choose to run on the mainframeObjective of this session is to list some common reasonsYou can see if these fit your situation
13Top ten reasons for running Oracle on IBM System z Excellent virtualization capabilities of IBM System z,highest resources use efficiency/utilization, mixed workloadsAbility to exploit existing disaster recovery plansLowest security breach risks/costs via most secure design, encryption, etcHigh availability features provided by IBM System zLowest power consumption, cooling, and data center floor spaceEase of interfacing with traditional dataIncreased performance and scalability capabilities of z10Specialty engines available on IBM System zEnd to end solution for dynamic infrastructure data centerLowest total cost of ownership, total cost per user, and total costper transaction
14Details on using the VM Operating System The solid virtualization capabilities of z/VM and System z are a key reasonMature technologyVM/370, introduced in 1972, enhanced and significantly expanded for Linux in recent years.For ORACLE SOFTWARE - Only fully supported Oracle environment in a VM aside from Oracle’s VM
15Details on Reason - VM (cont’d) Software Hypervisor integrated in hardwareSharing of CPU, memory, and I/O resourcesVirtual network – virtual switches and routersVirtual I/O (mini-disks, virtual cache, and so on)Virtual appliances (SNA/NCP, and so on)
16Details on Reason - VM (cont’d) Easy managementFast provisioning of preinstalled and configured Linux images. This can be accomplished in minutes instead of days or weeks.No additional space, electric connections, or network cables.
17Details – Consolidation Benefits Consolidate workloads – Green FeatureUse less power (electric)Distributed servers often run at average utilization levels in the range of 5% to20%.Run multiple images on fewer processorsAchieve utilization levels of 85 or 90 % or more
18Details on Reason - Security Integrated cryptographic acceleratorAdvanced Encryption Standard (AES) 192 and 256Stronger hash algorithm with Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA- 512)Tamper-resistant Crypto Express2 featureSupports high levels of security for demanding applicationsFully programmable and configurableHighly scalable performance for SSL transactionsTrusted Key Entry (TKE) 5.2 with optional Smart Card reader
19Details on Reason - Security IBM LPARs have been certified to the security level of Evaluation Assurance Level 5 (EAL5)z/VM has achieved the EAL 4+ level of certification
20Details – Mainframe Cost Reduction with Specialty Engines on IBM System Z Cost savings are significant based on the Linux Specialty Engine:IFL processors for Linux are additional engines dedicated to Linux workloads:Support z/VM and Linux on System zIFL processors run at “full speed”• z9 EC, z9 BC, z10 EC, z10 BC, z9 EC, z9 BC, z800, z890Traditional IBM and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) mainframe software charges are unaffected.Linux and z/VM charged only against the IFLs.
21Reasons the data center is starting to migrate to Linux on System z Floor SpaceUse existing System z HardwareNo need to stand up new Hardware or Server (s) for a new projectSecurityEase of network attachment (Virtual IP Addresses)Ease of Oracle Home Cloning/Same OSEase of standardizing Linux ReleasesCLOUD Computing - Customers of my customer’s data center pay for what they useSUSE 10 - Solid operating system under VMRED HAT Available on Linux on System z
22Reasons the Data Center is starting to migrate to Linux on System z Ease of consolidation of potentially thousands of serversSmall < 100 user database system was firstNext was up to 5 million a day user system movedUNIX TECH REFRESH being moved to Linux on System zIBM AIXHP UXSUN/Oracle SolarisWindows where applicableApplication ServersWeb ServerCharged by CPU usage keeps you honestCPU reduction project – Close to complete
23Details on Reason 10Lowest total cost of ownership, total cost per user, and total cost per transactionExample – Cost Savings with IBM System z
24Large Bank Saves $1.5M with System z 72% reduction in SW maintenance costs95% reduction in connectivity costs75% reduction in power/cooling costs60% reduction in System Admin costsNote: Upgrade required for mainframe; Dell and HP were existing HWPrices are in USD. Prices may vary in other countries.details on next slide
25(Details for Previous Chart) FROM…TO…Current hardware infrastructure45 x86 (HP + Dell)IBM System z10 Enterprise Class (z10™ EC)Footprints451Cores1114 IFLsAvg utilizationLess than 10%60%Peak utilization35%85%# DBs, size of DB111 Oracle DBApplicationOracle 10G databasesOracle 10G databasesOSLinuxLinux + z/VMEnergy usage75% lessFloor Space usage28% lessTCO: 5 years$4.62M$3.04M / savings: $1.58MSummary of Benefits:111-to-4 core reduction, 45:1 footprint reductionUp to 72% software maintenance cost reductionImproved application reliability, and efficient Disaster Recovery capabilitiesPrices are in USD. Prices may vary in other countries.
26System z futures for a workload-optimized world Re-write the rulebook and set new standards for business-centric IT with IBM System z, to be the world’s premier workload-optimized platform for enterprise applications.Vision:Deliver the best of all worlds, Mainframe, UNIX, x86 and single function processors, integrated in a single system for ultimate flexibility and simplicity to optimize service, risk and cost across multiple heterogeneous workloads.So, with future generations we will breakthrough some of the barriers that limit the way we use IT today. The objective is to move away from today’s Silo-ed approach to IT where each platform is managed as a separate and distinct entity, and instead focus on managing across heterogeneous platforms to give an end-to-end solution view. This will enable IT resources and services to be properly aligned according to business viewpoint, rather than limited to an IT viewpointThis new alignment will enable resources to be optimized to give the right level of service with appropriate risk at the right cost to the business.
27ReferencesFor a discussion of the benefits of virtualization on System z, seeUsing IBM Virtualization to Manage Cost and Efficiency at:For a discussion on the reasons to use Oracle on System z, see Chapter 1Why customers are choosing to use Oracle products on Linuxon IBM System z in the Redbook SG
28Questions? Michael Zechman, Database Consultant Session 370, Customer Trends and the Top 10 Advantages for Porting Oracle to Linux on System z