WekaIO Matrix Cements its Storage Leadership with Groundbreaking Performance and Latency Results on SPEC SFS 2014

Tests prove Matrix is indisputably the world’s fastest parallel file

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/AI?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#AIlt;/agt;–WekaIO,
the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for
data-intensive applications, today announced the results of the
independent SPEC
SFS 2014
benchmark testing of its
flagship WekaIO Matrix™ product; establishing Matrix™ as the clear
industry leader for customers looking for high performance file systems
with an excellent price-to-value benefit. Having established itself in
the number one position for the SPEC SFS 2014 software build in January
2019, WekaIO has now posted winning results for all remaining benchmarks
in the SPEC test suite. In addition to unbeatable performance and
scalability, WekaIO has demonstrated extraordinarily low latencies
across the benchmark suite, reaffirming Matrix is the world’s fastest
parallel file system.

The recent SPEC SFS 2014 testing was conducted on a standard WekaIO
Matrix-enabled cluster, utilizing commercially available storage server
infrastructure. The tested storage cluster included six Supermicro
BigTwin™ systems with Micron 9200 NVMe drives and Mellanox ConnectX
100Gb Ethernet networking.

The benchmark suite tested a variety of application types that stress
both small and large file I/O and metadata including: software builds,
video streaming, databases, virtual desktops and electronic design
automation (EDA). In all application types, WekaIO Matrix was the clear
front runner on both a performance metric and overall response time
(ORT), a measure of latency. The following chart outlines the position
relative to other contributors across the spectrum of tests.

Benchmark     #1 Position     Score     ORT (ms)     #2 Position     Score     ORT (ms)
Software build     WekaIO     5700     0.26     NetApp     4200     0.78
Database     WekaIO     4480     0.34     Oracle     2240     0.78
Engineering design     WekaIO     2000     0.48     Oracle     900     0.61
Video streams     WekaIO     6800     1.56     DDN     3400     50.07
Virtual desktop     WekaIO     1600     0.48     DDN     800     2.58

“We know first-hand the great throughput and IOPs performance that
Matrix delivers, because we use MatrixFS to accelerate our demanding
engineering workloads and accelerate our time to market. And we are
happy to be a partner to provide the network technology for the
state-of-the-art storage solutions,” said Michael Kagan, Chief
Technology Officer at Mellanox. “The technology and performance
advantages of our ConnectX adapters and Spectrum Ethernet switches
combined with WekaIO Matrix delivers breakthrough performance for
storage services across a distributed shared network, achieving higher
performance and ROI than legacy architectures.”

“We couldn’t be happier with these results, which underscore Matrix as
the world’s fastest parallel file system offering the best performance
density and achieving the highest number with 60% fewer compute
clients,” said Liran Zvibel, CEO and co-founder of WekaIO. “The high
performance and low latencies achieved by Matrix are attributable to our
customer adoption dominance in the demanding use cases common to
technical computing. Engineering design is an explosive growth area in
which breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning,
and the internet of things (IoT) are transforming global production
processes and generating vast amounts of data for conversion into
business intelligence. Matrix shines in this area with its ability to
accelerate data-intensive workflows while reducing storage complexity
and cost.”

“WekaIO’s reported performance in recent SPEC SFS 2014 testing bolsters
the company’s growing reputation as a leading innovator and an important
company to consider in the expanding global market for advanced storage
solutions,” said Steve Conway, Hyperion Research senior vice president
of research. “SPEC SFS 2014 is a trusted benchmark not just for existing
HPC workloads but also for emerging AI, machine and deep learning tasks
that can create even bigger challenges for metadata IO and storage.”

WekaIO is a firm believer in the value of benchmark testing as a means
to guide and inform development in the industry and frame results in a
manner that delivers actionable intelligence to customers.

See the full SPEC SFS results: http://spec.org/sfs2014/results/res2019q1/sfs2014-20181218-00055.html

About WekaIO

WekaIO helps companies manage, scale and futureproof their data center
so they can solve real problems that impact the world. WekaIO Matrix™,
the world’s fastest shared parallel file system and WekaIO’s flagship
product, leapfrogs legacy storage infrastructures by delivering
simplicity, scale, and the best performance density per U, for a
fraction of the cost. In the cloud or on-premises, WekaIO’s NVMe-native
high-performance software-defined storage solution removes the barriers
between the data and the compute layer, thus accelerating artificial
intelligence, machine learning, genomics, research, and analytics


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Sarah Shkargi, sarah@waterscomms.com

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