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VoltDB Accelerates Fast Data Applications with IBM Cloud on SoftLayer; Delivers Up to 5X the Performance of Amazon Web Services

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB today announced that utilizing its NewSQL in-memory database, organizations can expect up to five times faster application performance for Fast Data analysis on the SoftLayer cloud platform from IBM than on Amazon Web Services. Running VoltDB on SoftLayer, organizations are able to extract intelligence and perform analytics on endless volumes of fast moving data to make real-time, automated decisions and create competitive advantage with faster, smarter applications.

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Big Data applications help aggregate and analyze stored information collected from widely distributed sources. However, they are not equipped to extract value from data at the moment it arrives. Fast Data, such as that coming in from mobile, social, devices/Internet of Things (IoT), etc., needs to be acted on immediately and therefore poses unique processing challenges.

Although certain IT systems can perform basic rules-based processing of Fast Data, they do so at the expense of being able to interact with data, make per-event decisions or provide meaningful analytics. At the same time, the cloud has become the platform of choice for developing data-intensive applications. However, many cloud alternatives sacrifice both network and compute performance in the quest to standardize the components that comprise their offerings.

VoltDB running on SoftLayer infrastructure and part of the IBM Cloud provides the performance of bare metal and the Fast Data processing capabilities needed to analyze and make immediate transactional decisions with a single familiar tool. Organizations are equipped to easily develop and deploy next generation real-time applications, such as gaming, sensor management, smart energy, digital marketing, capital markets and distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation, that thrive on fast, smart data.

"IBM is rapidly moving to make SoftLayer the preeminent platform on the planet for developing data-driven applications," said Mac Devine, director of CloudFirst Innovation and CTO IBM Cloud Services Division. "Fast Data applications demand a leading-edge cloud platform that supports wide-ranging options from multi-tenant virtualization to bare metal performance."

VoltDB SoftLayer Performance Benchmark
VoltDB tested a nine-node cluster on SoftLayer infrastructure. The bare metal benchmark was run on commodity servers using dual Intel E5-2690v2 processors on SuperMicro X9DRI with 64GB and 10GbE running 64bit CentOS 6.5. VoltDB was directly installed after provisioning; the only additional requirement was to install a JAVA virtual machine. For more details regarding the performance results please visit http://voltdb.com/data-is-big-and-data-is-fast/.

According to Scott Jarr, co-founder and chief strategy officer, VoltDB, "The recent entry of so many tools addressing Fast Data speaks clearly to the processing problems data-driven businesses face. Solutions like Google's Dataflow and Amazon's Kinesis provide some limited capability, but the true value of Fast Data can only be tapped when interaction with each event is informed by historical data and greater context. Stream processing does not allow for this—VoltDB on SoftLayer does."

To learn more about processing Fast Data in the cloud, join Mac Devine and Scott Jarr today, Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. ET for a complimentary webcast. Click here to register for "The Key to Unlocking the Economic Value of Fast Data in the Cloud."

Additionally, VoltDB also announced today its participation in the IBM Cloud Marketplace, a single online destination for cloud innovation that brings together IBM's capabilities-as-a-service and those of partners and third party vendors.

About VoltDB
VoltDB is an in-memory NewSQL database purpose-built to power a new generation of applications that thrive on fast, smart data. Tapping the lightning speed and real-time analytics of VoltDB, organizations are able to add context and intelligence to data - the instant it arrives - to make real-time transactional decisions that will maximize its business value. The relational database is architected to meet the distinct requirements of Fast Data which leads to Big Data. Organizations in markets such as mobile, financial services, energy, advertising, security and gaming are relying on VoltDB to process smart data fast to capture new revenue opportunities, drive competitive advantage and create highly specialized interactions. VoltDB is privately held with offices in Bedford, Mass. and Santa Clara, Calif.

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