Kaminario Achieves Over 2 Million IOPS and 20 GB/s Throughput on a Single All-Flash K2 Storage System
Kaminario K2 is 3-5 times faster than its closest competitor, demonstrating its scale-out architecture’s ability to serve a combination of OLTP, Big Data and virtual environments on a single system
NEWTON, Mass. — Oct. 1, 2012 — Kaminario, a leading provider of scalable, high-performance, enterprise-class all solid-state (SSD) SAN storage solutions, announced today it has achieved the industry-leading performance of greater than 2 million IOPS and 20 GB/s throughput on a single MLC-based all-flash K2 storage system. This industry-leading achievement is in addition to the K2’s world record SPC-1 result for sustained storage performance of 1.22M SPC-1 IOPS and price performance of $0.40 per SPC-1 IOPS, as reported in July. A demonstration of the new world record 2M IOPS for scalable performance can be viewed at Oracle Open World in Kaminario’s booth No. 429, through Oct. 4.
The industry-leading 2M IOPS and 20 GB/s throughput was achieved with a workload of random reads on a single K2 system containing 60 TBs of usable MLC flash storage. The 2M IOPS is 3 times faster than the closest competitor, while the 20 GB/s throughput is 5 times better than the closest competitor. This performance was also achieved with less than 1 millisecond latency, which is 4 times better than the closest competitor. Kaminario’s SPC-1 benchmark result of 1.22M IOPS was achieved with an intense workload mix of random reads and writes. Both benchmarks prove that the K2 can support a very large number of IOPS without increasing response times (latency), the most important capability for critical OLTP and virtualized business applications. Kaminario achieves these record-breaking results because of the K2’s innovative Scale-out Performance Storage Architecture (SPEAR) and its ability to scale performance linearly while maintaining the lowest latency in the industry. The Kaminario K2 is the only scale-out, all-flash storage array in the market today.
Taneja Group reviewed the industry-leading results and validated the extreme 2M+ IOPS performance, high 20 GB/s throughput and ultralow latency. A full audit report from Taneja Group will be available shortly.
“Seeing these kinds of results from a single, economical, all MLC Flash array is testament to the viability of SSD storage in commercial applications,” said Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Taneja Group. “To this performance combination, Kaminario adds full data protection, nondisruptive operations and a single system image, making the K2 a top contender in the general purpose storage array market.
“Today’s performance-hungry applications like OLTP, Big Data and heavily virtualized workloads, especially in mission-critical applications, require a level of performance that cannot be met by spinning hard disk drives alone. It is only with SSD media that these applications become responsive enough to be major contributors to the business. Kaminario’s K2 all-Flash general purpose storage is a great fit for those data-intensive environments where IOPS, throughput and latency are simultaneously important all the time.”
As it sustains extreme performance and ultralow latency, the K2 also provides end-to-end, self-healing high availability and fast, high-volume data protection, including N+1 redundancy, automatic failover, high-volume snapshots and hot-swappable components for fast, easy and nondisruptive operations.
“The K2’s ability to repeatedly break the I/O barrier and consistently move a substantial number of IOPS with high throughput and low latency demonstrates the power of the SPEAR scale-out architecture to service an increasing number of applications running concurrently,” said Dani Golan, CEO of Kaminario. “The Kaminario K2 all-flash array continues to prove it is the highest performing storage solution and also the most cost-effective for companies that need help removing the I/O bottlenecks that stall the productivity of their essential business applications.”
The K2 employs a true scale-out architecture designed specifically to deliver on the full potential of flash media. SPEAR intelligently balances mixed workloads over a distributed cluster of solid-state storage nodes to provide a stable infrastructure for sustaining high performance and low latency. As a result, applications also see unsurpassed performance and responsiveness.
Kaminario SPC-1 Benchmark Full Disclosure Report
Kaminario K2 Data Sheet
Kaminario Scale-Out Performance Storage Architecture (SPEAR) Data Sheet
Founded by storage experts from EMC, NetApp and IBM, Kaminario is leading the Flash SSD revolution in SAN storage. The Kaminario K2 family of all solid-state SAN storage eliminates I/O bottlenecks and dramatically reduces latency to accelerate critical business applications at a significantly lower cost and with a smaller footprint than legacy SAN storage. For more information, visit www.kaminario.com.