STAC Reports: Scalable Informatics siFlash & Jack Rabbit with STAC-M3

Fastest mean latency (response time) in the NBBO and Write benchmarks to date. Of systems using kdb+ 2.8, best performance in 5 of 17 benchmarks.

7 June 2013 - New York

STAC has just released two STAC Reports covering baseline STAC-M3 Benchmarks of the Kx Systems kdb+ 2.8 database when used with Scalable Informatics highly-coupled computing and storage systems.

The Scalable Informatics siFlash system is a Scalable Informatics SF4-T60b server with 64 Smart Storage Optimus SSDs. The Scalable Informatics JackRabbit is a Scalable Informatics JR4t-64b server with 40 Hitachi SATA drives and 20 Sandisk Pliant SLC SSDs. Both systems used CentOS 6.3 with the xfs filesystem and 2 x 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2687W 3.10 GHz CPUs.

The siFlash system set several records, including the fastest response time in the NBBO and Write benchmarks compared to all publicly disclosed results to date for all systems, as well as the best performance in 5 of 17 benchmarks among systems using kdb+ 2.8. The JackRabbit delivered the second fastest response time in the NBBO test, coming in less than 1 second behind the siFlash system.

Both reports are available here to all subscribers.

Configuration details for STAC-M3 Benchmarks (exact hardware and software versions, OS configuration, core bindings, partitioning, etc.) are published in separate STAC Configuration Disclosure documents which are available in the confidential STAC Vault. A subscriber from a firm with a premium membership in the STAC Benchmark Council will find that these documents are automatically added to his or her "myVault" page (make sure you're logged in). If you don't find the document or would like to ask about premium subscription options for your firm, please contact us. The STAC Configuration Disclosure may be requested for the siFlash system or the JackRabbit system by Observer Members as a complimentary report.

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