Plexistor Introduces Game-Changing Software-Defined Memory Platform for in-memory compute and data intensive applications

Convergence of memory and storage technologies enables enterprises to deliver huge memory capacity, super low latency and high throughput/IOPS on a single infrastructure

Jan 26, 2016, 08:30 ET from Plexistor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Startup Plexistor today announced the availability of its next-generation data center platform based on the new Software Defined Memory (SDM) architecture, converging memory and storage technologies to deliver persistent high capacity storage at near-memory speed. Both large enterprises and smaller businesses will benefit from Plexistor's new data center platform by reducing in-memory applications infrastructure complexity and improving efficiency by up to 500 percent. Plexistor's SDM supports both traditional enterprise applications (e.g. MySQL) and next-generation applications, such as in-memory databases, NoSQL, big data analytics, and complex event processing that challenge traditional compute and storage resources.

Plexistor's initial benchmarking results have shown powerful performance improvements in new and traditional applications, including:

  • MongoDB performance by 450 percent without sacrificing data persistency
  • SQL database latency reduced by 24x
  • Multi-threaded FIO performance was 210 times faster

Plexistor's converged SDM solution provides IT departments with the ability to run both in-memory and traditional enterprise applications on a single infrastructure, without dedicated clusters, simplifying the data center architecture and management and reducing costs. It also allows users to leverage new and upcoming memory and storage technologies like volatile DRAM and emerging Non-Volatile memory devices such as NVDIMM-N and 3D XPoint™ as well as traditional flash storage devices such as NVMe and the upcoming NVMe over Fabric.

Plexistor SDM offers value in environments such as digital advertising, log analysis, personalization, financial applications, cyber security, and DevOps, where I/O bottlenecks and latency have severe operational impacts.

"Plexistor's SDM approach closes the gap between high-latency disk and SSD solutions, and low-capacity RAM and cache products, by providing a direct data path from the application to the memory storage device," said David Floyer, Wikibon CTO & Cofounder. "Plexistor has introduced an in-memory compute and storage architecture using NVM, which eliminates bottlenecks often found in the storage stack that prohibit or strangle performance for enterprise applications."

"Rather than complicate infrastructures, SDM provides a powerful tool to benefit new and legacy computing tasks, from traditional databases to application development to extremely latency-sensitive transaction processing," said Plexistor CEO Sharon Azulai. "Our SDM platform delivers relief for enterprises facing problems of cost, complexity, and latency: it is affordable, it is simple to roll out, and it is orders of magnitude better than any alternative."

Plexistor's software solution is now available for both on-premise and cloud-based deployment on Amazon AWS. Download a free community edition here: http://www.plexistor.com/download.

About Plexistor
Plexistor has built a new Software-Defined Memory (SDM) platform to leverage volatile DRAM and emerging persistent memory, such as NVDIMM-N and the forthcoming 3DXPoint™, with large capacity, persistence of storage and performance of memory. Plexistor's solution upgrades infrastructure to ultra-low latency converged primary storage that enables in-memory applications to run large data sets at memory speeds. 100 times faster than flash SSD, Plexistor's SDM supports next-generation applications such as relational databases, in-memory databases, NoSQL, big data analytics, and complex event processing that challenge traditional compute and storage resources. The platform works across the data center to bring together in-memory and Enterprise storage paradigms, so conventional applications and business processes also benefit from SDM performance.

Plexistor was founded in Israel in 2013 and is headquartered in Mountain View, with its R&D in Herzliya, Israel. For further information visit www.plexistor.com  

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