GigaSpaces’ XAP In-Memory Computing Platform Integrates with New Intel® SSDs
GigaSpaces today announced its collaboration with Intel 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 transparently, accelerating access to data and maximizing processing, for extreme transactional processing and fast data analytics; supporting hybrid transactional/analytics processing (HTAP) initiatives.
Results of the benchmarking tests showed dramatic improvements across read/write workloads, as much as 150-300% across various tests.* The low latency, high endurance combination with high throughput will fuel the growth of new fast data and cloud-based applications for customers.
Key benefits of the 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), full 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 now leverage a distributed, multi-tiered, elastic data grid which delivers high performance while intelligently 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 at 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. Intel® Optane™ SSD P4800X results will be soon be published. Results are available via direct requests.