Today Quest announced the launch of the LiteSpeed Engine for Oracle. LiteSpeed for Oracle will give Oracle database administrators (DBAs) the same high-performance backup compression and encryption technology that it has offered in the SQL Server market for years via LiteSpeed for SQL Server.

According to a Quest press release, the LiteSpeed for Oracle will cut storage costs, reduce backup and restore times and deliver a solid return-on-investment. Oracle DBAs charged with handling secure backup and recovery strategies on a lean budget can realize 70 to 90 percent compression with LiteSpeed while maintaining complete control over the backup and recovery process,the press release explains.

“Having responsibility for both Oracle and SQL Server in my environment has become much easier and more seamless now that I can use LiteSpeed for backup and recovery on both platforms,” said Tom Sager, DBA manager, E.ON US. “Using LiteSpeed Engine for Oracle, we achieved phenomenal results—81 percent reduced storage and vastly increased efficiency in our backup and recovery operations on Oracle.”

“SQL Server DBAs have depended on the advanced technology and true benefits of LiteSpeed for years, and our customers have been asking for this capability to be extended to the Oracle market,” said Billy Bosworth, vice president and general manager SQL Server, Quest Software. “In these tough economic times, customers want to work with vendors whom they can rely on over the long haul for all their database needs. We’re very excited to bring cost savings, efficiency, and dependability to the Oracle backup market.”

For coverage of LiteSpeed for SQL Server in SQL Server Magazine, see SQL Server Standouts,SQL Server Automation Scripts,and Rock Stars.