Mellanox InfiniBand Powers Yahoo! Japan

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MellanoxToday Mellanox Technologies announced that Yahoo! Japan has deployed Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions for database acceleration at several data center sites in Japan. With Mellanox, Yahoo! Japan improved its database performance by 10X while dramatically reducing job processing and backup times.

Due to the tremendous amount of traffic hitting our databases, it’s important that we have a resilient, high-performance networking solution,” said Hiromune Ozaki, manager of the Data Solution Division, System Management Group at Yahoo! Japan “Mellanox’s FDR InfiniBand solutions enable us to handle the growth in our data in the most efficient way and improve our capability to serve our users.”

Yahoo! Japan deployed Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR InfiniBand for database and storage servers to support its daily business services that require high performance and reliability, such as services provided by Yahoo! Japan’s websites and its internal operations. By switching to Mellanox InfiniBand solutions, Yahoo! Japan improved its system and user I/O by approximately 50 percent from its previous 10GbE solution. The company also reduced its job processing time by nearly one-tenth and its database backup time by 80 percent.

Companies like Yahoo! Japan require best-in-class networking in order to stay competitive,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox. “Mellanox’s end-to-end InfiniBand solutions provide the fastest, most reliable, and most efficient interconnect for mission-critical business applications and services.”

FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand enables unified connectivity for networking using IPoIB (IP over InfiniBand) and for storage access, using iSER (iSCSI over RDMA), to enable the highest performance at the lowest total cost of ownership.

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