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Redis Labs collaborates with Samsung Electronics to achieve groundbreaking database performance: >2M operations/second at sub-millisecond latencies with NVMe memory on a single x86 server

General availability of Redis on Flash for standard x86 servers provides unprecedented cost savings for customers using Redis for large datasets

Mountain View, April 26, 2016—Redis, the home of Redis, today announced the general availability of Redis on Flash with standard x86 servers, including standard SATA-based SSD instances available on public clouds and more advanced NVMe based SSDs like the Samsung PM1725. Running Redis, the world’s most popular in-memory data structure store, on cost effective persistent memory options enables customers to process and analyze large datasets at near real-time speeds with 70% lower cost.

The Redis on Flash offering has been optimized to run Redis with flash memory used as a RAM extender. Operational processing and analysis of very large datasets in-memory is often limited by the cost of dynamic random access memory (DRAM). By running a combination of Redis on Flash and DRAM, datacenter managers benefit from leveraging the high throughput and low latency characteristics of Redis while achieving substantial cost savings.

New next generation persistent memory technology like Samsung’s NVMe SSD delivers orders of magnitude higher performance at only an incremental added cost compared to standard flash memory. Redis collaborated with Samsung to demonstrate 2 million ops/second with sub-millisecond latency and over 1GB disk bandwidth on a single standard Dell Xeon Server, placing 80 percent of the dataset on the NVMe SSD technology and only 20 percent of it on DRAM.

“We are happy to contribute to a new solution for our customers, one that shows a 40X improvement in throughput at sub-millisecond latencies compared to standard SATA-based SSDs,” stated Mike Williams, vice president, product planning, Samsung Device Solutions Americas. “This solution – using our next generation NVMe SSD technology and Redis in-memory processing – can play a key role in the advancement of high performance computing technology for the analysis of extremely large datasets.”

Spot.IM, a next generation on-demand social network that powers social conversations on leading entertainment and media websites such as Entertainment Weekly and CG Media is already reaping the benefits of deploying Redis on Flash. Spot.IM’s cutting-edge architecture seeks minimal latency, so the transition from webpage viewing to interactive dialog appears to be seamless. With Redis’ automatically scaling, highly responsive database, the service is able to easily handle 400,000 to one million user requests a day, to and from third-party websites at sub-millisecond latencies. As Spot.IM scaled out its architecture in an AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment, the company turned to Redis on Flash, delivered as Redis Enterprise Cluster (RLEC), to help optimize the costs of running an extremely demanding, high performance, low latency application without compromising on responsiveness. With RLEC Flash, Spot.IM maintains extremely high throughput (processing several hundred thousands of requests per second) at significantly lower costs compared to a pure RAM solution.

“Redis is our main database and a critical component of our highly demanding application because our architecture needs to handle extremely high speed operations with very little complexity and at minimal cost” says Ishay Green, CTO, Spot.IM. “Redis’ technology satisfies all our requirements around high availability, seamless scalability, high performance and now at a very attractive price point with Redis on Flash.”

“Redis is our main database and a critical component of our highly demanding application because our architecture needs to handle extremely high speed operations with very little complexity and at minimal cost” says Ishay Green, CTO, Spot.IM. “Redis’ technology satisfies all our requirements around high availability, seamless scalability, high performance and now at a very attractive price point with Redis on Flash.”

To learn more, download the case study.

Redis on Flash is now available as RLEC (Redis Enterprise Cluster) over standard x86 servers, including SSD backed cloud instances and IBM POWER8 platforms. It is also available to Redis Cloud customers running on a dedicated Virtual Private Cloud environment.

Learn more about the Redis and Samsung NVMe benchmark here.

Learn more about Spot.IM’s usage of RLEC Flash here.

Download RLEC Flash here.


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