Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array Delivers 7x Better I/O Performance Than IBM
(As of Tuesday, 13 April 2010)
Oracle's Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array is the fastest performing storage product, with a world record SPC-1C result. Not only does this result beat the next-best SPC-1C result from IBM by nearly 7x, it does so with 3.9x better price/performance and 2.5x better response time, and uses half the rack space of IBM's best result.
The SPC-1C storage-industry benchmark demonstrates the performance of a storage product while it performs the typical functions of business-critical applications. These are characterized predominately by random read and write I/O operations. Examples include OLTP, database operations, and mail-server implementations. SPC-1C utilizes an identical workload as SPC-1, but limits results to storage configurations consisting of one or more HBAs/Controllers, and one of the following storage device configurations:
One, two, or four storage devices in a standalone configuration. An external enclosure may be used, but only to provide power and/or connectivity for the storage devices.
A small storage subsystem configured in no larger than a 4U enclosure profile (1 4U, 2 2U, 4 1U, etc.).
The Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array delivered world record performance on the SPC-1C benchmark, and demonstrated the advantages of Oracle's Sun FlashFire technology.
The Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array delivered a world record SPC-1C performance of 300,873.47 SPC-1C IOPS.
The Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array required half the rack space of the next best result, the IBM System Storage EXP12S.
The Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array delivered nearly 7x better SPC-1C IOPS performance than the next best SPC-1C result, the IBM System Storage EXP12S with 8 SSDs.
The Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array delivered the world record SPC-1C LRT (response time) performance of 330 microseconds, and a full load response time of 2.63 milliseconds, which is over 2.5x better than the IBM System Storage EXP12S SPC-1C result.
Compared to the IBM result, the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array delivered 2.7x better access density (SPC-1C IOPS/ ASU GB), 3.9x better price/performance (TSC/ SPC-1C IOPS) and 31% better tested $/GB (TSC/ ASU) as part of these SPC-1C benchmark results.
Driven by Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 server, the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array delivered world record SPC-1C performance. This type of deployment combines Sun SPARC Enterprise servers with Sun FlashFire technology to effectively accelerate database workloads.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. SPC-1C, SPC-1C IOPS, SPC-1C LRT are trademarks of Storage Performance Council (SPC), see http://www.storageperformance.org for more information. Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array SPC-1C submission identifier C00010 results of 300,873.47 SPC-1C IOPS over a total ASU capacity of 1374.390 GB using unprotected data protection, a SPC-1C LRT of 0.33 milliseconds, a 100% load over all ASU response time of 2.63 milliseconds and a total TSC price (including three-year maintenance) of $151,381. This compares with IBM System Storage EXP12S SPC-1C/E Submission identifier E00001 results of 45,000.20 SPC-1C IOPS over a total ASU capacity of 547.61 GB using unprotected data protection level, a SPC-1C LRT of 0.46 milliseconds, a 100% load over all ASU response time of 6.95 milliseconds and a total TSC price (including three-year maintenance) of $87,468.
The Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array is a 1RU (1.75") array. The IBM System Storage EXP12S is a 2RU (3.5") array.