Solid Triples Performance with solidDB 6 In-Memory Database

Solid Information Technology, the leading provider of fast, always-on and affordable databases used in more than 3,000,000 mission-critical deployments worldwide, announced that solidDB 6(TM) more than tripled the performance of the previous version in a benchmark performed by Sun Microsystems and Solid on an eight-core Sun UltraSPARC(TM) T1 “coolthreads” processor. The release of these benchmark results coincides with the general availability of solidDB 6, the next generation of Solid’s embedded database designed for real-time applications and service delivery platforms used in the communications industry.

Sun and Solid tested solidDB 6 using the Telecom One (TM1) benchmark, a database benchmark designed for telecommunications applications in order to evaluate high-performance applications in real-world environments. The tests were performed on the Sun UltraSPARC T1 processor, a multi-threading, multi-core CPU designed to increase throughput and lower energy consumption.

“Many organizations want to fully exploit this radical chip to save power and space and increase the power and benefits of multi-core environments like the Netra T2000 Rack server and Netra CP3060 ATCA blade,” said Raju Penumatcha, vice president, Netra Systems and Networking, Sun Microsystems. “solidDB 6 in-memory database, architected for multi-core scalability and performing 3.4 times faster than the previous version on these open and scalable systems, shows the kind of extreme speed that can be achieved by applications designed to run on powerful CMT based hardware offerings from Sun.”

“Our Policy Control System provides dynamic service control capabilities to deliver quality-sensitive NGN applications such as Video on Demand, IPTV and Voice over IP,” said David Marble, chief operating officer at TAZZ Networks. “We chose the solidDB 6 database solution because its dual engines — on-disk and in-memory — data management combined with its carrier-grade high availability provides the speed and reliability we need to meet the application performance and overall high expectations of our Service Provider customers.”

solidDB 6 more than doubles the performance, increases the scalability, and improves ease-of-use versus previous versions. Key features include:

  • Next generation in-memory database engine delivers extremely fast throughput by exploiting multiprocessor/multi-core technology
  • Dual engine — in-memory and on-disk — database with single standard interface optimizes price performance and lowers development costs
  • Always-on data access meets carrier-grade high availability requirements by achieving sub-second database failover
  • Load-balancing capability optimizes overall system performance by transparently scaling read operations across two database nodes

“As telecom operators offer increasingly complex services to a growing number of subscribers, they’re shifting to platforms like Sun’s Netra T2000 server and Netra CP3060 ATCA blade server to gain the benefits of multiprocessor and multi-core environments,” said Alain Couder, president and chief executive officer, Solid Information Technology. “Sun’s benchmark results offer a compelling proof point that solidDB 6 is architected to exploit the shift toward multi-core systems, and keeps solidDB as the leading choice for a fast, always-on database that is affordable.”

Sun Microsystems(TM) and Solid are long-standing partners, each having a portfolio of products that includes a high-availability (HA) solution that can be easily embedded by OEMs and system integrators. Sun supports a special edition of solidDB integrated out-of-the-box with Sun’s Netra HA Suite, providing an application-ready, carrier-grade environment for rapid application development by network equipment providers.

Solid is demonstrating solidDB 6 running on Sun’s Netra CP3060 ATCA blade server at NXTcomm 2007, June 18-21, Chicago’s McCormick Place, Booth #3751.

About the Telecom One (TM1) Benchmark
The Telecom One (TM1) is the first database benchmark designed for telecommunication applications. It simulates a typical Home Location Register (HLR) database, which mobile network operators use to store all relevant information about valid subscribers, TM1 uses a technology stack composed of a relational database engine, operating system and hardware, and generates a measured database workload by issuing pre-defined transactions against a specified target database.

About Solid Information Technology
Solid Information Technology is the leading provider of fast, always-on and affordable database solutions. Solid serves both Embedded customers and Enterprise end-users with a combination of open source and proprietary database products. There are more than 3,000,000 deployments of Solid’s database technology worldwide in telecommunications networks, enterprise applications, and embedded software and systems. Market leaders such as Alcatel, Cisco, EMC2, HP, Nokia and Siemens rely on Solid for their mission-critical applications. Founded in 1992, Solid has worldwide headquarters in Cupertino, California, and regional offices in North America, Europe and Asia.