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GigaSpaces and Intel Collaborate for In-Memory Computing

To integrate Optane SSDs and NVMe SSDs
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.08.10

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GigaSpaces Technologies, Inc., a provider of in-memory computing (IMC) technologies, has collaborated with Intel Corporation to integrate and benchmark its IMC solutions with Intel Optane SSDs and NVMe SSDs.

The integration creates a distributed data fabric that can store data across RAM and SSDs, accelerating access to data and maximizing processing, for transactional processing and fast data analytics; supporting hybrid transactional/analytics processing (HTAP) initiatives.

Results of the benchmarking tests showed improvements across R/W workloads, as much as 150-300% across various tests.* The low latency, high endurance combination with high throughput will fuel the growth of fast data and cloud based applications for customers.

Key benefits of integration between GigaSpaces and Intel include: 

  • Enablement of enterprise-grade fast data applications: The resulting data fabric delivers mission critical real-time response and supports a heterogeneous data model (Objects, JSON, Spatial), SQL support, and end to end Spark analytics API.
  • Intelligent storage tiering: Enterprise systems are no longer limited to the choice between memory for real-time data or storage for historical records. They can leverage a distributed, multi-tiered, elastic data grid which delivers performance while tiering data processing and storage between RAM and SSD.
  • Lowering TCO: Enterprises can store, process and analyze data-heavy applications in real time with less RAM footprint, eliminating cluster sprawl for terabyte-scale footprints.

"For years, IT architects and decision-makers faced a performance dilemma between memory and storage, but innovative technologies, such as Intel Optane technology-based solutions, disrupts the trade-off when incorporating in-memory computing," said Ali Hodroj, VP of products and strategy, GigaSpaces. "The combination of Intel Optane SSDs with our In-memory computing solutions, XAP and InsightEdge, opens up a new world of exciting opportunities in hybrid transactional/analytics processing. Data engineers, application developers, and scientists can operate on the same data set, right when it's born, and at massive scale."

* For Intel SSD DC P3700 Series for PCIe (NVMe) benchmark results, visit the Intel Storage Builders Program website. Optane SSD P4800X results will soon be published.

For more information on GigaSpaces’ XAP In-Memory Computing Platform integration with the new Intel SSDs, download the benchmark (registration required)

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