STAC Report: Kx Systems kdb+ 3.2 with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre 2.2

First STAC-M3 results on a parallel file system

24 June 2015

STAC has just released STAC-M3 results for a system consisting of Kx Systems kdb+ 3.2 running on Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre 2.2 with a DDN SFA12KX-40 storage subsystem. In this system, kdb+ was distributed across 22 Intel white boxes, while the Lustre cluster consisted of 8 Dell servers. We tested this system against both the baseline (Antuco) suite of STAC-M3 and the scaling suite (Kanaga).

This system set records in the 1- and 10-thread intervalized statistics benchmarks. And compared to a previous configuration involving a directly connected DDN SFA 12K-40 (SUT ID KDB121101), this SUT delivered 2.4x improvement in the one-year high bid benchmark and a 35-49% improvement in the two- to four-year high bid benchmarks.

Both STAC Reports are available here. At this link, qualified members of the STAC Benchmark Council can also access the configuration details for the stack that was tested.

Qualified members may also request to inspect or run the STAC-M3 Pack for kdb+ (the q and k code for the kdb+ implementation).

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