With participation of AuriStor, Data Dynamics, GRAID, HYCU, N-able, Panzura, Pavilion Data, Protocol Labs, ScaleFlux and Smart IOPS.
The recent 46th edition of The IT Press Tour organized in California around IT Infrastructure, data management and storage was the opportunity to meet 10 companies, I should say 9, as Pavilion Data exploded during the week tour. These 9 others are AuriStor, Data Dynamics, GRAID Technology, HYCU, N-able, Panzura, Protocol Labs, ScaleFlux and Smart IOPS.
The firm is on a mission to deliver a “better” SSD with improved performance, endurance and capacity for enterprises and data centers. It is a pioneer in computational storage and promotes a data-centric model where compute runs where data resides as data gravity is still a big challenge. The product embeds some processing capability built for the first generation with FPGA and now ASIC for the CSD-3000 series. It delivers first encryption and compression that translate into the main objectives of the company i.e capacity with compression, reliability with optimized data placement and data reduction again and performance.
In a nutshell, ScaleFlux couples enterprise NVMe SSDs with their storage engines, it is transparent for enterprises at it is recognized as a classic NVMe SSD just a bigger, faster and more reliable one. This is a radical change as many of classic approaches only address one of the 3 challenges being mutual exclusive expect with such model.
The first and spectacular application of the technology is visible with database, classic ones like MySQL, PostgreSQL or MariaDB but also for NoSQL ones like Aerospike and even RocksDB. Results are significant with 4:1 compression ratio for classic databases and even 5:1 for Aerospike. Adopting CSD-3000 gives immediate results being transparent for the engine, top applications and users of course. The second product, the NSD-3000, is almost the same but without compression, both of them being accelerated by the SoC storage processor SFX 3000.
In terms of go-to-market as a good candidate for OEM, ScaleFlux partners with HPE and has validation with Aerospike and added Scale Computing on the list for the edge HCI appliance.
The company plans to add PCIe Gen 5 obviously, new form factors and capacity options and will also unveil some partnerships for processors.
Listen to the CEO interview with Hao Zhong for the French Storage Podcast.