Mellanox Accelerates Hadoop and Memcached for Web 2.0 Applications
Mellanox RDMA-Enabled InfiniBand and Ethernet Adapter and Switch
Solutions Cut Hadoop Job Runtimes in Half and Deliver over 500,000
Transactions per Second on Memcached
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX)(TASE:MLNX), a leading
supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers
and storage systems, today introduced application acceleration
technology targeting two key Web 2.0 applications; Hadoop and
Memchached. Hadoop and Memcached are popular open source software
platforms used for distributed computing and memory object caching.
Utilizing Mellanox's 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and switches, the
acceleration software enables world-leading performance and scalability.
When used with Mellanox 10/40GbE NICs and switches, the acceleration
software provides best-in-class Ethernet performance.
The Hadoop performance results, demonstrated with the known Terasort
benchmark (an I/O intensive benchmark for Hadoop), showed that the total
job runtime was cut in half when using Hadoop-Direct™ and Mellanox
RDMA-enabled ConnectX-2 InfiniBand or 10GbE with RoCE-enabled network
adapters compared to traditional Ethernet alternatives. Hadoop-Direct is
transparent to Hadoop users and applications, and does not require any
modification for existing application and usage models.
"With data exponentially increasing in Hadoop clusters and Web 2.0
applications, bottlenecks are emerging in network, storage and compute
resources that limit application performance and increase cost," said
Michael Kagan, chief technology officer at Mellanox Technologies.
"Mellanox's innovations in hardware and software target the Web 2.0
applications and data analytics infrastructure for improved user
experience and increased infrastructure efficiency."
"Network bandwidth and usage of compute capacity per node to process
network-related functions are key factors that limit efficient scale of
Hadoop clusters," said Dhruba Borthakur, distinguished member of the
Hadoop Apache Development Team. "Hadoop-Direct with Mellanox networking
solutions help minimize the latency of data access; the use of higher
bandwidth enables overlapping communications and computation thus
improving Hadoop cluster's performance."
Memcached services, when running over Mellanox's networking hardware and
acceleration software, deliver two to three times more transactions per
seconds with up to 10 times faster response time. The results provide
web developers with faster web application services while using fewer
The advanced feature set, combined with the highest RDMA performance of
any standard interconnect, makes Mellanox's ConnectX-2 adapters with
Hadoop-Direct the leading performance solution for Hadoop clusters.
Together with Mellanox's world-leading networking switch systems, copper
and fiber cables, and comprehensive fabric management and storage
acceleration software, Mellanox provides its customers with the richest,
most advanced and highest performing end-to-end networking solutions for
improving and scaling Hadoop and Memcached infrastructures.
In addition to software availability, Mellanox is also offering a
Hadoop-Direct and Memcached demonstration platform that includes
Hadoop-Direct and Memcached acceleration software, ConnectX-2 40Gb/s
InfiniBand adapters and an IS5030 36-port 40Gb/s InfiniBand switch. To
learn more about the demo kit, please visit www.mellanox.com/content/pages.php?pg=web_2_0
or email Mellanox at email@example.com.
Visit Mellanox Technologies at Interop Las Vegas 2011 (May 10-12,
Visit Mellanox Technologies at booth #1939 to see a live demonstration
of the ‘Best-of Interop' Finalist SX1036 10/40GbE switch, and the full
suite of Mellanox's end-to-end high-performance Ethernet and InfiniBand
data center connectivity products.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and
Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage.
Mellanox products optimize data center performance and deliver
industry-leading bandwidth, scalability, power conservation and
cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies
into one future-proof architecture. The company offers innovative
solutions that address a wide range of markets including HPC,
enterprise, mega warehouse data centers, cloud computing, Internet and
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Janine Zanelli, 408-916-0012
Gelbart Kahana Investor Relations
Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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