Newisys, a product division of Sanmina Corporation, announced that it has won the Best of Show Innovation Award at the 2018 Flash Memory Summit for the Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application. Newisys earned this top honour, in conjunction with Intel, for a live demonstration of a real-time analytics engine that leveraged NVMe technology to achieve industry-leading performance and cost savings, compared to traditional methods. The award builds on its leadership in NVMe technology that previously won Newisys the Best of Show Innovation Award in 2017 for its NVMe-over-Fabric solution, the NDS22482F.
Newisys' demonstration highlighted how a real-time analytics engine can help enterprises dramatically reduce capital expenditures, while accessing higher capacity, in-memory datasets to deliver better and faster analytics insights. It also revealed that processing costs could be reduced by up to 50 percent compared with traditional RAM-centric solutions, while delivering 85 percent of the equivalent performance.
Multiple systems were used in the demonstration to highlight multi-vendor interoperability with Newisys NVMe platforms to achieve greater efficiency, performance and cost savings, including:
"Our panel of judges were impressed by a game-changing NVMe storage solution that can address business-critical big data real-time analytics applications," said Jay Kramer, chairman of the Awards Program and president of Network Storage Advisors Inc. "We are proud to select Newisys and Intel for the Best of Show Innovation Award for bringing to market an NVMe over Fabrics solution that achieves new levels of performance running in-memory databases, providing IT organisations with the benefit of a virtualised infrastructure for a CapEx and OpEx advantage."
The award-winning product demonstration was designed to specifically address limitations often encountered when large, fast data streams must be processed very rapidly. Typically, the total RAM available for a distributed in-memory database limits an engine's ability to scale, requiring the addition of server nodes to expand the aggregate amount of memory available. This can unnecessarily increase the load for compute resources and negatively impact return on investment.
Newisys showed how enterprises can overcome the memory-capacity barrier by allowing non-volatile memory to complement RAM, expanding the addressable memory available for server nodes running in-memory databases. Large amounts of fast memory in the form of an NVMe expansion JBOF were provided, leveraging NVMe drives within the Newisys storage platform.
In addition to leading the market with ultra high capacity and high-end flash systems, Newisys has a long history of providing storage and storage serving platforms to hyperscale and enterprise data centers worldwide. The company offers a wide range of high capacity, high density storage and storage serving systems for cold and primary storage applications using both spinning disk and flash storage media.