Integration with Traditional RDBMS Increases Ad Server Processing
Speed by 10x
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Enterprise storage leader HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ:WDC),
today announced that its flash-based Storage Class Memory (SCM)
solution, the HGST FlashMAX II, has been qualified by Yahoo! Japan for
use in their relational database management system (RDBMS) server
storage systems. With the high capacity in a low-profile form factor,
the HGST FlashMAX II increases Yahoo! Japan RDBMS processing speeds by
10x in their conventional configuration.
Due to the rapid growth of Internet data and the increasing demand for
rich content, the RDBMS database servers at Yahoo! Japan needed more
speed with low latency to handle growth and serve up more targeted
content. Given this volume and the mission-critical nature of their
business, Yahoo! Japan coupled the HGST FlashMAX II with an x86 server
and InfiniBand to its conventional RDBMS to increase processing speeds
and application performance, while reducing power consumption.
“As workloads increased, our conventional iSCSI-based storage solution
could not keep pace with the rate of our business,” said Hiromune Ozaki,
manager of Data Solution Division, System Management Group, Yahoo!
Japan. “The HGST FlashMAX II integration delivered more predictable and
sustained performance, increased the reliability of our RDBMS database
clusters and allowed our team to reduce our datacenter footprint.”
The HGST FlashMAX II has been designed from the ground up to fully
exploit today’s enterprise datacenter architectures and solve
application performance problems. The HGST SCM architecture has been
designed to tightly integrate flash media, hardware and software to
deliver memory-class performance with storage-class capacity to reduce
power consumption, server sprawl and enable cost-effective upgrades to
existing infrastructure performance.
“Yahoo! Japan has a rigorous selection process, and the qualification of
our FlashMAX II is continued validation that our solution has been
designed from the ground up to fully exploit and improve application
performance in todays enterprise datacenters,” said Mike Gustafson,
senior vice president and general manager, HGST’s SSD, Software and
Solutions Group. “The HGST FlashMAX II allows the Yahoo! Japan team to
improve their existing infrastructure and take full advantage of CPU
HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops innovative,
advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, external
storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the
world’s most valued data. HGST addresses customers’ rapidly changing
storage needs by delivering intelligent storage devices that tightly
integrate hardware and software to maximize solution performance.
Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage
for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Cloud,
Datacenter, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage.
HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San
Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company’s
website at http://www.hgst.com.
One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one
trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating
environment and formatting.
Virident is a registered trademark and FlashMAX is a filed trademark of
HGST, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and/or other
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Source: HGST JAPAN, LTD.