Enhancing the experience and efficiency of I/O intensive large database applications

Applications are becoming more data-driven and must process constantly growing data sets more quickly than ever. To meet the challenge of providing enhanced services, cloud providers must continually innovate. Lightbits SDS offers the ultimately innovative and efficient solution by delivering high bandwidth and flexible capacity, combined with low latency over a standard NVMe/TCP network. This enables high performance database applications to fully utilize their constantly expanding data sets and provide the best experience to the customers consuming the data - without making changes to the network or the application servers.

Deploying Reliable High-Performance Storage

It is well known that hyperscale Cloud Services Providers (CSP’s) such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) cracked the code of infrastructure efficiency because it was critical to their business. What’s less well known is how they achieved that level of hyper-efficiency without compromising flexibility, scalability, and performance-four criteria are core requirements of any cloud-native storage solution.

Building such a storage solution is a complex and daunting task due to the engineering talent required.Learn how to overcome barriers and deploy a reliable high-performance storage with Lightbits LightOS, the first Software-Defined NVMe/TCP Storage Solution with Clustering Support.

Supercharged MySQL Database — Reduces Database by over 40% and Tail Latency by 30%!

MySQL is one of the most widely deployed relational database management engines in the world.
Modern cloud-scale architectures running data-hungry applications have resorted to installing high-performance NVMe Flash storage directly into their MySQL compute nodes. This direct-attached storage (DAS) model introduces expensive trade-offs. The storage is now tied to the compute node preventing independent scaling of the CPU & Storage.

Disaggregation of compute and storage using the Lightbits LightOS Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solution enables MySQL compute nodes to achieve high performance without stranding capacity and wasting storage within each compute node.

Deploy Low-Latency NVMe-oF Storage as a Service to Your NoSQL Clustered Database

Cloud, big-data analytics, mobile, and cloud-delivered applications using Apache Cassandra need to be available and deployed so that the ever changing requirements can be satisfied. This means that compute, network, and storage resources all need to scale independently to meet an ever-increasing and diverse set of application requirements.

Lightbits Software Defined Storage (SDS) enables Cassandra compute nodes to achieve higher performance without stranding and wasting storage within each compute node.

Lightbits and Apache Kafka

In order for Apache Kafka to work for well-known sites as LinkedIn, Twitter and Netflix in addition to thousands of other companies world-wide, it needs to be scalable, low latency, highly available while maintaining durability and supporting it’s uniques real time needs.

Using local NVMe SSD drives with a file system per drive and a host of rules, restrictions and trade-offs will ensure the storage can keep up. To ensure the storage can keep up – enhancing your applications, not dictating their behavior.

Get Persistent Storage for Containers on Demand Effortlessly

With the constant growth of data in the forever available data center, one of the critical challenges is that applications and services running at scale must stay stateful as they migrate around the data center in order to keep services available and efficient in the presence of constant failures. Running containerized applications addresses these requirements as containers can be quickly spun up anywhere and terminated with minimal overhead.

NVMe over TCP

NVMe was designed for high-performance direct-attached PCIe SSDs and was later expanded with NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) to support a hyperscale remote pool of SSDs. The industry has widely accepted that this new NVMe-oF model will replace Direct Attached Storage (DAS) and become the default protocol for disaggregated storage in cloud infrastructure.

NVMe/TCP is the most powerful NVMe-oF technology, providing high performance with reduced deployment costs and design complexity. It extends NVMe across the entire data center using simple and efficient TCP/IP fabric.

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