Multiple databases - best performance scenario

From: Paul <>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:28:49 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>


My company has the need to manage data for multiple customers. High volume concurrent read and write access will be required to these databases, so I'm trying to determine what hardware scenario is best to support this requirement. Each database will be approx 0.5Tb in size, and there are around 10 customers, meaning an overall size of approx 5Tb.

The scenarios I'm considering are:

  1. One large physical server with local RAID storage, or poss external SAN
  2. Multiple small physical servers (prob blades) connected to SAN
  3. Multiple small virtual servers connected to SAN

The OS will be Linux (prob RHEL). When I'm using the word database above I'm meaning a set of data tables for a particular customer - I understand that this may have a different technical interpretation for Oracle.

Any suggestions or pointers to further information would be appreciated. Please post further questions if I've missed important information.

Many thanks

Paul Received on Fri Apr 11 2008 - 10:28:49 CDT

Original text of this message