Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet RDMA Interconnect Solutions Accelerate IBM’s Virtualized Database Solutions

Recently, IBM expanded its PureSystems family with the new PureData System, which features analytics and the ability to handle big data in the box. For today’s organizations to be competitive, they need to quickly and easily analyze and explore big data—even when dealing with petabytes. The new system simplifies and optimizes the performance of data warehouse services and analytics applications. The new PureData for Analytics system is designed to accelerate analytics and boasts the largest library of in-database analytic functions on the market today. Clients can use it to predict and help avoid customer churn in seconds, and create targeted advertising and promotions using predictive and spatial analysis, and prevent fraud.

We are pleased to announce that our InfiniBand and Ethernet RoCE interconnect solutions have been selected to accelerate these systems, helping reduce CPU overhead, enable higher system efficiency and availability, and deliver higher return-on-investment.

Modern database applications are placing increased demands on the server and storage interconnects as they require higher performance, scalability and availability. Virtualizing IBM DB2 pureScale® on System x® servers using Mellanox’s RDMA based interconnect solutions deliver outstanding application performance and business benefits to IBM customers.

Mellanox’s interconnect solutions on IBM DB2 pureScale virtualized database on System x servers provide the ability to run multiple highly scalable databases clusters on the same shared infrastructure, while staying highly available and helping to minimize downtimes.

Mellanox interconnect products enable the IBM DB2 pureScale to deliver the performance and functionality needed to support the most demanding database and transaction processing applications. Using Mellanox high bandwidth, low latency interconnects is one of the key ingredients in building scalable cluster solutions with DB2 pureScale.

Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnects enable IBM DB2 pureScale to provide a direct connectivity from the database virtual machines to the interconnect infrastructure while preserving RDMA semantics. This direct connectivity allows virtual machines to achieve lower latency and faster data access versus other solutions.

Live Demonstration and presentations at Information On demand 2012 (October 21st – October 26th at Las Vegas, NV)

Visit the Intel booth on the Expo floor to see a live demonstration of virtualized DB2 pureScale cluster running over Mellanox’s 10GbE with RoCE interconnect solution.