The STAC-M3 benchmark specs are maintained by the STAC Benchmark Council, which consists of more than 300 financial institutions and more than 50 vendor organizations. User firms include large global banks, brokerage houses, exchanges, hedge funds, proprietary trading shops. Such firms designed the STAC-M3 benchmark suite to represent a common set of performance-related challenges in financial time-series analytics. The STAC-M3 results were audited by the STAC, which facilitates the Council.
A solution using the company’s Hyperparallel flash array populated with standard SSDs for the test produced world-record performance in 4 analytical benchmarks vs. all other publicly disclosed systems, including systems with DAS and Intel Optane drives. The firm’s array came ahead of all other publicly disclosed solutions involving kdb+ and flash arrays in 8 tick analytics benchmarks.
STAC reviewed highlights of the results at the STAC Summit in New York City, NY, on October 17, 2019. VR Satish, CTO, Pavilion Data, presented architectural considerations for large-scale workloads in a session called NVMe-oF for High-Frequency Trading.
He commented: “I am looking forward to sharing with the STAC audience how we achieved the findings of this report. It proves the flexibility of our system with our OpenChoise business model while illustrating the advantages of our Hyperparallel flash array for performance, density, and ease-of-use.“
Glenn Wright, senior systems architect, Kx Systems, Inc., said: “Kx customers demand both high performance and low latency from their compute and storage platforms. The ability to combine a distributed kdb+ implementation with a high-performance storage fabric can be very attractive to our customers. These tests show that NVMe-oF using the Pavilion Hyperparallel flash array represents a valid option to support high-performance kdb+ market data analytics.“
“We are pleased to support Pavilion with our network technologies like ConnectX as they continue to prove the benefits of NVMe-oF in workloads where parallelism and low latency matter most,” said John Kim, director, storage marketing, Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.. “The numbers from the STAC report are certainly showing how NVMe-oF can be used today to achieve massive parallel performance in the most complex and strict environments.“
Pavilion Data Raises $25 Million in Series C
Bringing total funding to $58 million
August 13,2019 | Press Release
Supercomputer: Pavilion Data Demonstrated Fast Rack-Scale Flash Array
Write speeds of 60GB/s for single system or 15GB/s per rack-unit with RAID-6 enabled
November 21, 2018 | Press Release