STAC® World-Records, Junk Yard Dogs, HPC & AI on Wall Street

An All-Flash Array is a simple, reliable way to manage storage for high-frequency trading.  But most arrays lack the punch to deliver the fastest tick analytics for a competitive advantage.  Easy to say, not so easy to prove.  A significant initiative at Pavilion right now is to substantiate our performance claims with public benchmarks.    On 10/14, the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC®) announced that Pavilion’s Hyperparallel Flash Array was faster in 8 of 17 mean-response time benchmarks than all other publicly disclosed All-Flash Arrays in the STAC-M3™ Antuco suite using kdb+ 3.6.  That’s eight (8) STAC-M3™ Antuco AFA world…

Hyperparallel Seismic Processing

Oil and Gas organizations have demanding high-performance applications, both upstream and downstream.  Most of these applications run as high-performance computing systems (HPC) aggregating multiple servers computing power to deliver to solve compute-intensive problems.   As seismic processing applications continually advance their analytic techniques to derive more accurate actionable information, organizations are adding AI and machine learning more accurately analyze, interpret, and make decisions on higher resolution data.   The performance bottleneck for HPC is storage. Seismic applications read and process vast amounts of data concurrently with throughput requirements reaching TB/sec.  SAN storage cannot keep up.  As a result, Oil and…

Purity//FA 5.2 Performance Density

The multitude of enterprise storage performance dimensions makes it difficult to make an apple-to-apple comparison between AFAs. Performance density is a “little metric” that we like to consider when characterizing All-Flash Arrays (AFAs).  Quite simply, it is the amount of bandwidth, IOPs, or latency compared with the amount of storage capacity in a given form factor.  For Pavilion’s Hyperparallel Flash Array, you would see 90GB/sec.  20M IOPS at 40-100 microseconds of latency with 1.1PB of capacity in 4RU. Pure Storage recently released Purity//FA 5.2, with improved compression and end-to-end NVMe-oF.  However, some key performance details are missing. Effective vs. usable…

Optimizing 4K & 8K Workflows Pavilion Data and Quantum StorNext

The goal of a production organization is to create, collaborate, and format digital assets for rapid monetization. Traditionally, this is achieved by utilizing a large number of hard disk drives and solid disk drives. While this speeds operation, this results in over allocating-storage (as much as 4X) and increases the production costs.   NVMe SSDs provides M&E workflows the high-performance and low latency they require. But achieving these benefits requires that the NVMe drive and the production software reside in the same server node. That is, until Pavilion Data. Pavilion’s NVMe over fabric (NVMe-oF) storage array provides remote M&E applications…

Micron® 9300 NVMe™ SSD

Pavilion Data Systems has a mantra, a basic set of directives: Disrupt the data storage Enable true OPENCHOICE of NVMe SSDs Deliver the industry’s first Hyperparallel Flash Array.   With several members of our team having deep experience defining and launching performance storage devices (including the first PCIe SSDs, the first NVMe SSDs and multiple follow-on generations of NVMe) of we have strong opinions about the new drives that we qualify for OPENCHOICE. Typically, we keep these opinions to ourselves.   Occasionally, a drive comes along that creates more water-cooler buzz than others.  At the moment, that drive is the…