STAC Performance Study of kdb+: Varying the Number of Storage Volumes and par.txt Directories

This Report presents research conducted by the Kove Corporation using the STAC-M3 Antuco Suite. The report explores the effect of varying the number of storage volumes and kdb+ par.txt directories on STAC-M3 sequences.

Type: Unaudited

Specs: STAC-M3 Antuco Suite

Stack under test:

• Kx Systems kdb+ 2.7
• Kove XPD2 Storage System
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 with ext3
• Dell-Kove R910 Appliance
• 4 x 10-core Intel E7-4850 2.00 GHz processors
• Mellanox MT26428 ConnectX-2 HCA and MTS3600 InfiniScale-IV switch

Tested by: Kove Corporation

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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).