DataCore SANsymphony vs. Pure Storage FlashArray

DataCore SANsymphony is ranked 2nd in Storage Software with 2 reviews vs Pure Storage FlashArray which is ranked 5th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 9 reviews. The top reviewer of DataCore SANsymphony writes "A well-proven, automated management tool in all dynamic provisioning, auto-tiering, and parallel I/O​". The top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashArray writes "Some of the features are low latency, inline deduplication, and compression". DataCore SANsymphony is most compared with EMC FAST, Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager and VMware vSAN. Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with NetApp All Flash FAS, Dell EMC XtremIO Flash and Nimble Storage.
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It is a well-proven, automated management tool in all dynamic provisioning, auto-tiering, great performance, parallel I/O​, cache speed mechanism, etc.Oracle OLTP benchmark to test how it improves the performance while using flash drive NVMP.

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The best feature is consistently lower latency, even when IOPS crank up to over 75K. The product maintains submillisecond response time, which is incredible.The most valuable features are extremely low latency, high IOPS with VMware, inline deduplication and compression.The amount of data that I have moved to it from legacy storage has enabled us to retire units that are three or four times the physical size.The deduplication and compression rates are beyond impressive.I never have to worry about its performance or if it is the root cause of an issue.It has made working with storage as easy and simple as it should be.The GUI is very easy to use and intuitive.Non-disruptive upgrades: You can upgrade at anytime without worry.

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Unified storage (all block, objects, and files) should be in a single storage pool with unified storage concepts, hence providing the user with whatever they want.

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I would like to see a Nagios monitoring plugin which watches the health and performance of the system. The only one available just checks volume capacity.I’d love to view the average, minimum and maximum performance in the reports (Analysis tab - Performance) but it is only graphics and you need to export data in CSV to find this information.Just some nit picky stuff, like allowing servers and volumes to be grouped. Therefore, it would easier to work with them in the GUI.I would like some form of QoS implemented. As a service provider, it would be beneficial to have it.I would like to see more detailed reporting on the data. However, it would be nice to know what are the exact VMs usage after deduplication and/or what that VMs actual latency and bandwidth is, outside of VMware.The internal garbage collection process has been fixed recently in some OS updates so it is more efficient but that could be just a little better.Had some issues with Purity not being entirely compatible with VMware ESXi.The number of Filesystems is limited, which it is not on the EMC VNX.

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For pricing, you have to take into account their performance on deduplication and compression in a $/GB comparison.It is a more expensive solution, but it is worth it. You are getting what you paid for.The price was slightly higher than others, but competitive, if you consider all the other features that you get from it.There is always room for negotiation.We feel that the pricing is fair and the licensing process was easy for both.

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OverviewDataCore™ SANsymphony™ enterprise-class Software-defined Storage (SDS) platform provides a high-performance, highly available and agile storage infrastructure with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).Pure Storage is fresh and modern today and will be for the next decade. Without forklift upgrades or planned downtime. Pure Storage takes the work out of storage ownership Ð and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction.
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