Discover Actionable Storage Insights with DataIQ

DataIQ 2.0: Introducing storage monitoring functionality The innovation engine at Dell Technologies is humming and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. In case you missed it, we recently announced our next-generation scale-out NAS platform, Dell EMC PowerScale, built to help organizations capture untapped potential from unstructured data. As the ideal companion to our leading storage system, we also introduced Dell EMC DataIQ, a dataset management software which empowers users to efficiently manage unstructured data across heterogenous file and object storage platforms either on-premises or in the cloud. DataIQ provides organizations with a means to take control … READ MORE


Dell EMC Isilon Enhancements Embrace Cloud, Support Kubernetes and Reduce Storage Footprint

What a month this has been for Dell EMC Isilon! Not only are we announcing some pretty powerful innovations, we also won a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award this month. Isilon and OneFS have made a powerful impact on the media and entertainment industry and we have been able to empower organizations to take control of their unstructured data and drive change. According to Gartner, “By 2024 enterprises will triple their unstructured data stored as file or object storage from what they have in 2019.”* As data continues to grow at this unrelenting pace, it is … READ MORE


Magic Four-Peat: Gartner Names Dell EMC a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for Fourth Year in a Row

Company recognized for completeness of vision and ability to execute The Dell EMC team is honored to once again be recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. Isilon and ECS, Dell EMC’s industry-leading solutions for distributed file systems and object storage, were evaluated for the Gartner report. We believe our laser-focus on innovation and our unwavering commitment to customers are key driving factors to being recognized by Gartner as a Leader  in Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for the fourth consecutive year for this Magic Quadrant, … READ MORE


New Dell EMC ECS Software and Hardware Innovation Helps You Do More with Data

Object storage is quickly climbing its way to the top of the priority list for IT decision makers. For the uninitiated, object storage is an approach that addresses data storage as discrete units, called objects, and grants an application freedom to store an unlimited amount of data in a flat namespace versus a file hierarchy. Without getting too deep into the weeds, object-based solutions are one of the best ways to deal with endless data growth, at a price that won’t blow your budget out of the water. So, as data from applications, websites, video cameras, … READ MORE


Dell EMC DLm 5.1 Moves Tape and Disk Data Synchronously Into the Future

Dell EMC has been a leader in mainframe storage for nearly 30 years, starting with the introduction of the first Symmetrix disk array. Our legacy of innovation and market leadership continues today at SHARE 2019 (booth #201) as we announce DLm release 5.1 for synchronous tape replication between data centers and Universal Data ConsistencyTM between tape & disk using our industry-leading, award-winning all-flash, PowerMax 8000. Additionally, we’re enhancing long-term retention of tape using cloud-based physical tape replacement powered by Dell EMC Cloud Object Storage (ECS), which ensures that your physical (or virtual) tape replacement requirements are … READ MORE


Easy, Economical Cloud DR to AWS with RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines

The most recent RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines v5.2.1 release, adds the capability to protect VMs directly to AWS S3 object storage, using proprietary snap-based replication, with RPO that can be measured in minutes. This blog recaps the capabilities that Cloud DR 18.4 unlocks for Recover Point for Virtual Machines. RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines works with Cloud DR to protect your VMs by replicating them to the AWS cloud. Replicated data is compressed, encrypted, and stored as incremental snapshots on Amazon S3 object storage. You can set parameters around the snap-replication policies for reliable and repeatable Disaster … READ MORE


Data Domain Cloud Tier. The Right Choice for Long Term Retention

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The Data Domain Family has been the number one choice when it comes to the Purpose Built Backup Appliance market. Data Domain provides best in class deduplication and scale for your data protection needs, including the ability to tier data to the cloud of your choice via Data Domain Cloud Tier. With Data Domain Cloud Tier you can send your data directly from the DD appliance to any of the validated and supported cloud object storage providers; public, private or hybrid for long-term retention needs. Data Domain Cloud Tier (DD Cloud Tier) is a function of … READ MORE


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Data Warehouse 101: Setting up Object Store

In the previous posts we discussed how to set up a trial account, provision Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, and connect using SQL Developer.

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The next step is to load data. There are multiple ways of uploading data for use in Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse. Let’s explore how to set up OCI Object Store and load data into OCI Object Store.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to set up OCI Object Store, load data, and create auth token and database credential for users.

  • From the Autonomous Data Warehouse console, pull out the left side menu from the top-left corner and select Object Storage. To revisit signing-in and navigating to ADW, visit our introduction to data warehouses.

To learn more about the OCI Object Storage, refer to its documentation .

  • You should now be on the Object Storage page. Choose the root compartment in the Compartment dropdown if it is not already chosen.

Create a Bucket for the Object Storage

In OCI Object Storage, a bucket is the terminology for a container of multiple files.

  • Click the Create Bucket button:

  • Name your bucket ADWCLab and click the Create Bucket button.

Upload Files to Your OCI Object Store Bucket

  • Click on your bucket name to open it:

  • Click on the Upload Object button:

  • Using the browse button or drag-and-drop, select the file you downloaded earlier and click Upload Object:

  • Repeat this for all files you downloaded for this lab.
  • The end result should look like this with all files listed under Objects:

Construct the URLs of the Files on Your OCI Object Storage

  • Construct the base URL that points to the location of your files staged in the OCI Object Storage. The URL is structured as follows. The values for you to specify are in bold:


  • The simplest way for you to find this information would be to be look at the details of your recently uploaded files.

  • In this example below, the region name is us-phoenix-1, the tenant name is labs, and the bucket name is ADWCLab. This is all of the information you need to construct the swift storage URL above.

  • Save the base URL you constructed to a note. We will use the base URL in the following steps.

Creating an Object Store Auth Token

To load data from the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure(OCI) Object Storage you will need an OCI user with the appropriate privileges to read data (or upload) data to the Object Store. The communication between the database and the object store relies on the Swift protocol and the OCI user Auth Token.

  • Go back to the Autonomous Data Warehouse Console in your browser. From the pull-out menu on the top left, under Identity, click Users.

  • Click the user’s name to view the details. Also, remember the username as you will need that in the next step. This username could also be an email address.

  • On the left side of the page, click Auth Tokens.

  • Click Generate Token.

  • Enter a friendly description for the token and click Generate Token.

  • The new Auth Token is displayed. Click Copy to copy the Auth Token to the clipboard. You probably want to save this in a temporary notepad document for the next few minutes (you’ll use it in the next step).

    Note: You can’t retrieve the Auth Token again after closing the dialog box.

Create a Database Credential for Your User

In order to access data in the Object Store you have to enable your database user to authenticate itself with the Object Store using your OCI object store account and Auth token. You do this by creating a private CREDENTIAL object for your user that stores this information encrypted in your Autonomous Data Warehouse. This information is only usable for your user schema.

  • Connected as your user in SQL Developer, copy and paste this code snippet to SQL Developer worksheet.

Specify the credentials for your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage service: The username will be your OCI username (usually your email address, not your database username) and the password is the OCI Object Store Auth Token you generated in the previous step. In this example, the credential object named OBJ_STORE_CRED is created. You reference this credential name in the following steps.

  • Run the script.

  • Now you are ready to load data from the Object Store.

Loading Data Using the Data Import Wizard in SQL Developer

  • Click ‘Tables’ in your user schema object tree. Clicking the right mouse button opens the context-sensitive menu in SQL Developer; select ‘Import Data’:

When you are satisfied with the data preview, click NEXT.

Note: If you see an object not found error here, your user may not be set up properly to have data access to the object store. Please contact your Cloud Administrator.

  • On the Import Method page, you can click on Load Options to see some of the available options. For this exercise, leave the options at their defaults. Enter CHANNELS_CLOUD as the table name and click NEXT to advance to the next page of the wizard.

  • On the Column Definition page, you can control how the fields of the file map to columns in the table. You can also adjust certain properties such as the Data Type of each column. This data needs no adjustment, we can simply proceed by clicking Next.

  • The last screen before the final data load enables you to test a larger row count than the sample data of the beginning of the wizard, to see whether the previously made decisions are satisfying for your data load. Note that we are not actually loading any data into your database during these Tests. Click TEST and look at the Test Results log, the data you would load, any mistakes and what the external table definition looks like based on your inputs.

When done with your investigation, click NEXT.

  • The final screen reflects all your choices made in the Wizard. Click FINISH when you are ready to load the data into the table.

In the next series of posts, we will explore different industries, review industry data sets, query the data, and analyze industry problems with the help of visualizations:

Data Warehouse and Visualizations for Flight Analytics

Data Warehouse and Visualizations for Credit Risk Analysis

Written by Sai Valluri and Philip Li


Making the Most of Data – and the Opportunity it Represents

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Dell EMC is leading the field in Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for a reason… Digital transformation is often discussed in terms of processes, services and applications. But what’s really driving it is data: management of it, access to it, and the ability to analyse it and put it to use. And of course, it’s growing at a phenomenal rate – especially when it’s unstructured. According to Gartner, by 2022, more than 80% of enterprise data will be stored in scale-out storage systems in enterprise and cloud data centers, up from 40% in 2018¹. Organizations … READ MORE


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Re: Cloudboost support for Oracle Cloud Storage Classic


Do you have any plans to support Oracle Cloud storage Classic as a Object Storage repository for Clouboost?

They support S3 and Openstack Swift connections.

I tried to connect using generic openstack swift using cloudboost 18.1 and 2.2.3, but i am not successfull here are somo of my tests:

admin@mag-fs> diagnostics blobstore-cli “–provider openstack-swift –endpoint –identity –credential XXXXXXXXX” validate

Running BSV CLI with arguments: –provider openstack-swift –endpoint –identity –credential XXXXXXXXX validate




Failed in command: blobstore.cli.commands.Validate@3e10dc6, org.jclouds.http.HttpResponseException: command: POST HTTP/1.1 failed with response: HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request; content: [<html><body>Account or Container PUT or POST call cannot contain a message body</body></html>]


admin@mag-fs> diagnostics blobstore-cli “–provider openstack-swift –endpoint –identity –credential XXXXXXXXX” validate

Running BSV CLI with arguments: –provider openstack-swift –endpoint –identity –credential XXXXXXXXX validate





admin@mag-fs> diagnostics blobstore-cli “–verbose –provider openstack-swift –endpoint –identity –credential XXXXXXXXX” validate

Running BSV CLI with arguments: –verbose –provider openstack-swift –endpoint –identity –credential XXXXXXXXX validate




Failed in command: blobstore.cli.commands.Validate@7e22550a, org.jclouds.http.HttpResponseException: command: POST HTTP/1.1 failed with response: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found; content: [<html><body>Sorry, but the content requested does not seem to be available. Try again later. If you still see this message, then contact Oracle Support.</body></html>]


Thanks and regards