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Kaminario in amazeballs all-flash K2 streaming-storage benchmark brag

From now on, you'll need solid state to beat this thing

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Kaminario has taken the SPC-2 streaming storage benchmark, shook it hard, wrung it out, and left everyone else for dust with its K2 all-flash array, with a result nearly twice as fast as the previously top-ranked Oracle ZFS array.

The SPC-2 benchmark tests a storage array's streaming IO performance whereas the companion SPC-1 benchmark tests random IO performance. Kaminario's K2 v4 array beat everyone else on that benchmark recently. It used the same configuration device, with SanDisk SSDs, on the SPC-2 test and scored 33.477.03 MB/sec with a price/performance of $29.79/SPC-2 MB/sec.

The top streaming data results are:

  • 33,477.03 - Kaminario K2 v4
  • 17,244.22 - Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 (2-node cluster)
  • 16,038.74 - ETERNUS DX8700 S2
  • 15,423.66 - IBM System Storage DS8870

Kaminario's has the fastest streaming data flash box on the block, but not the most cost-efficient. It is rated only eighth in the price/performance list:

  • $15.97 - SGI InfiniteStorageTM 5600
  • $22.53 - Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 (2-node cluster)
  • $25.10 - NEC Storage M700
  • $26.70 - ETERNUS DX80
  • $26.76 - DS3524 Express Turbo
  • $28.48 - ETERNUS DX80 S2
  • $28.57 - SGI InfiniteStorage 5500-SP
  • $29.79 - Kaminario K2 v4
  • $34.96 - IBM System Storage DCS3700
  • $35.24 - Sun ZFS Storage 7420

We charted some of the different vendors' MB/sec and price/performance numbers to provide a graphic comparison. Goodness - the fastest performance and lowest price - is located in the lower right corner:

Kaminaro K2 v4 SPC-2 result

Kaminario K2 v4 SPC-2 result. Click pic for bigger version

As the chart shows, Kaminario is way out on a performance limb and it is extremely unlikely that any disk drive array could catch it. The road to SPC-2 performance is paved with solid state storage from now on. ®

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