Sunnyvale, CA, March 27, 2012
- GridIron® Systems, a pioneer in Big Data
acceleration, today announced its TurboCharger™ SAN
acceleration appliance has been certified as interoperable with
NetApp® unified storage solutions. Customers running high
performance databases for applications such as Online Transaction
Processing (OLTP) and Decision Support Systems (DSS) now have a
proven, cost-effective option for accelerating application
performance and supporting more concurrent users and applications.
Rigorous lab testing and customer deployments have proven that
installing the TurboCharger accelerator in front of NetApp
enterprise storage arrays can deliver immediate performance gains,
minimize disruption to operations, and reduce complexity.
The GridIron TurboCharger is a SAN-attached
appliance that is installed into the storage network between
servers and storage without any disruption to provide a
high-performance access layer to the storage infrastructure. It
significantly boosts the performance of applications and databases
with no changes to existing servers, storage, applications or
processes. The TurboCharger uses Set-Ranking™ analytics to
continuously profile the data access behavior of applications in
order to identify performance-impacting data at any given time.
Using proprietary hardware, it moves this important data, in real
time, to high-performance DRAM and Flash on the appliance to
deliver the data to applications up to 100X faster.
NetApp and GridIron have published a
technical report titled "Increase
Application Performance by Using NetApp Storage Controllers and
GridIron TurboCharger Data Accelerator Appliance" that
describes the benefits of using a GridIron TurboCharger with NetApp
unified storage systems, based on its evaluation of performance and
stability in OLTP and DSS workloads on an Oracle® 11gR2
database. As a result of the evaluation, NetApp found that
installing TurboCharger was simple and straightforward, and
preserved the high availability configuration of the environment.
By comparing the test environment with and without TurboCharger,
NetApp verified that installing TurboCharger allowed twice as many
users to access the OLTP database concurrently while maintaining
database response times. In DSS testing, TurboCharger reduced query
completion time by 50%. The storage system read load was reduced by
99%, enabling the storage controller to handle additional load from
NetApp offers a range of high performance
enterprise storage systems that utilize Flash to reduce response
times. Adding TurboCharger in front of the storage controller
complements those solutions by offloading Input/Output operations,
extending the scale-up range of the system. The NetApp-GridIron
combination creates a very affordable solution alternative for
database users who require high performance to process queries
faster and support concurrent users. This collaboration helps
customers analyze extremely large, data-intensive workloads with
boundless and secure storage for better decision-making and
The NetApp technical report is available
About GridIron Systems
GridIron Systems is a Big Data Acceleration company based in
Sunnyvale, California. Formed by a team of networking, storage and
SAN innovators, it has focused on bringing the benefits of new
technologies like solid state disk to improve data center
performance and costs with the LEAST amount of operational
disruption. GridIron has 24 patents pending in areas related to big
data storage, access-behavior analysis and management. GridIron
offers the most comprehensive solutions to speed up multi-terabyte
databases including clustered and virtualized environments at a
fraction of the cost of alternatives. Additional information is
available at www.gridironsystems.com.
Follow GridIron on Twitter: @gridironsystems and blog: www.bigdatafasttracked.com.
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