kdb+ 4.0 on 12 x Google Compute Engine N2 VM instances each with 32 Intel 2nd Gen Xeon Scalable (Cascade Lake) vCPUs using NVMe SSDs

Type: Audited

STAC-M3 Benchmarks (Antuco and Kanaga Suite)

Stack under test:

  • KX Systems kdb+ 4.0, running in sharded mode
  • 12 x Google Compute Engine N2 instances, each with:
    • 32 x Intel® Xeon® Cascade Lake vCPUs @ 2.8Ghz
    • 160GiB of memory
    • 24 x 375GiB local NVMe drives for sharded data storage (105TiB total for the cluster)
    • 1 x 32Gbps network interface
  • Google Virtual Private Cloud software-defined network
    • Premium tier: 32Gbps

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The STAC-M3 Benchmark suite is the industry standard for testing solutions that enable high-speed analytics on time series data, such as tick-by-tick market data (aka "tick database" stacks).