NAB 2016: Oracle Announces New Cloud Storage Options
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas, Oracle announced new cloud storage options that enable organizations with large volumes of rich media to store, manage, and retrieve content for one-seventh the cost of any other cloud archive service. By integrating Oracle DIVA, a content storage management application, with Oracle Storage Cloud Service – Archive Storage, Oracle is enabling customers to take advantage of flexible and scalable cloud storage priced at one-tenth of a penny per gigabyte per month or $12,000 USD per petabyte per year.
“Video storage is expected to quintuple over the next three years, driven in part by higher resolution digital formats,” says James Cates, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Oracle. “Currently, 24 hours of video requires upward of 86 terabytes of storage and this trend will only increase. We saw the growing need for flexible, scalable, and secure storage, which is why we integrated two of our most powerful offerings. Now, media and entertainment companies can focus on producing excellent content, working with a solution that makes storing, managing, and retrieving rich media for both on-premise and in the cloud.”
The integration of Oracle DIVA with Oracle Storage Cloud Service – Archive Storage also provides customers with an incremental cloud extension tier to on-premises archive solutions, such as Oracle’s StorageTek SL8500 and SL3000 tape libraries. The capability to tier video content from the cloud to on-premise environments brings cloud to the entire workflow of media lifecycle management. It also enables customers to leverage the bulk economics of the cloud while retaining the performance and usability of on-premises solutions that is critical for video.
To further support the storage and archiving demands of the world’s largest media organizations, Oracle has also updated Oracle DIVAnet, Oracle DIVArchive, and AXF Explorer, an open format for universal content transport, storage, and long-term preservation.
- 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 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 DIVA solutions are powered by Oracle Database 12c and are designed to meet the needs of large media companies. Today, organizations such as Major League Baseball run Oracle software. MLB moves more than 600 hours of live video content daily and seven petabytes of information annually using Oracle DIVArchive with Oracle’s StorageTek SL8500 modular library system and Oracle’s StorageTek T10000 tape drives.