Pavilion Data Systems, the leader in NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVMe-oF), announced today record-breaking results of STAC-M3™ benchmarks in a new Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC®) Report™ released this week.
The STAC-M3 benchmark specifications are maintained by the STAC Benchmark Council, which consists of more than 300 financial institutions and more than 50 vendor organizations. User firms include the largest global banks, brokerage houses, exchanges, hedge funds, proprietary trading shops, and other market participants. 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 Pavilion Data Hyperparallel Flash Array populated with standard SSDs for the test produced world-record performance in four analytical benchmarks against all other publicly disclosed systems, including systems with direct-attached storage and Intel® Optane™ drives. The Pavilion array came ahead of all other publicly disclosed solutions involving kdb+ and flash arrays in eight tick analytics benchmarks.
STAC will review highlights of the results at the STAC Summit in New York City on October 17, 2019. VR Satish, Pavilion Data CTO, will then present architectural considerations for large-scale workloads in a session called “NVMe-oF for High-Frequency Trading.” Satish 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 OPENCHOICE business model while illustrating the advantages of our Hyperparallel Flash Array for performance, density, and ease-of-use.”
Glenn Wright, senior systems architect at Kx, 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 over Fabric 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 of storage marketing at Mellanox. “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.”
About Pavilion Data
Pavilion Data is the inventor of the world’s first Hyperparallel Flash Array. Built for NVMe from the ground up, its flagship storage solution brings unprecedented scalability, unmatched performance density, and an OPENCHOICE model for NVMe SSDs and NVMe-oF topologies. Regardless of industry, Pavilion has a proven solution that brings scale-up and scale-out storage to organizations worldwide. To find out more, visit www.paviliondata.io or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/paviliondata.
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