SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Violin Memory, Inc. (NYSE: VMEM), a leader in memory-based storage solutions, today announced results of a performance study conducted with Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. Based on test results, Oracle database workloads running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Violin 6616 Flash Memory Array demonstrated significantly better performance compared to traditional Fibre Channel (FC) disk-based storage for online transaction processing (OLTP) as well as decision support system (DSS) applications. With the added performance gain, companies utilizing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Violin Flash Memory Arrays can accelerate their business transactions cost-effectively.
“Violin Flash Memory Arrays are the storage system of choice for compute vendors for various OLTP benchmark efforts and this assessment by Red Hat is a testament to the value of our purpose-built memory architecture.”
“Besides offering a performance boost, Violin Flash Memory Arrays can be accessed by multiple hosts simultaneously and does not require proprietary or additional device drivers for deployments with Red Hat Enterprise Linux,” said John Shakshober, director of performance engineering, Red Hat. “This simplifies data access and application migrations, and makes Violin Flash Memory Arrays a great solution to use in conjunction with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization or in a cluster running the GFS2 file system.”
The tests showed that the Violin Flash Memory Arrays were able to overcome traditional storage bottlenecks by:
- Supporting more than 100 simultaneous processes during test runs
- Improving overall system performance for OLTP workloads by 2.5 times over a traditional 8GB/s FC array
- Providing up to 4.5 times the DSS throughput as compared to 8GB/s FC arrays
Testing also demonstrated that with multiple DSS applications stressing the CPU and storage subsystems, the performance advantage of using Violin Flash Memory Arrays is even more pronounced.
“We are very excited about these findings,” said Narayan Venkat, vice president of products at Violin Memory. “Violin Flash Memory Arrays are the storage system of choice for compute vendors for various OLTP benchmark efforts and this assessment by Red Hat is a testament to the value of our purpose-built memory architecture.”
The detailed report titled “Removing Performance Bottlenecks in Databases with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Violin Memory Flash Storage Arrays” can be found here.
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About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory is pioneering a new class of high-performance flash-based storage systems that are designed to bring storage performance in-line with high-speed applications, servers and networks. Violin Flash Memory Arrays are specifically designed at each level of the system architecture starting with memory and optimized through the array to leverage the inherent capabilities of flash memory and meet the sustained high-performance requirements of business critical applications, virtualized environments and Big Data solutions in enterprise data centers. Specifically designed for sustained performance with high reliability, Violin Flash Memory Arrays can scale to hundreds of terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, predictable latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information about Violin Memory products, visit www.vmem.com.
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