Ryft’s Open Platform Supercharges Analytics Performance by Eliminating I/O Bottlenecks

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Predominantly over the last six years, the markets for data-intensive high-performance computing (HPC) and advanced data analytics have converged to form a fast-growing fusion market that IDC calls high-performance data analysis (HPDA). Simply put, this is the market for big data needing HPC resources. IDC forecasts that by 2018, the HPDA server market will reach $2.6 billion (23.5% CAGR) and the HPDA external storage market will add $1.6 billion (26.5% CAGR). Primary HPDA market drivers are the organic growth of data-intensive simulation and the need to process data analytics workloads that are too complex and time critical for enterprise IT technology to handle alone. IDC works with a growing number of government and commercial organizations that save millions of dollars per year by using HPC resources for advanced analytics.

Even the expensive hyperscale clusters that dominate today’s HPC and enterprise IT markets cannot handle the most challenging HPDA workloads efficiently. These workloads need ultra-fast communication among processing elements and between processing elements and memory. The loosely coupled, physically distributed compute-and-memory nodes of today’s high-end clusters turn daunting data analytics problems into I/O bottlenecks that can slow solution times to a crawl.

A new IDC Technology Spotlight “Ryft’s Open Platform Aims to Supercharge Analytics Performance by Eliminating I/O Bottlenecks” sponsored by Ryft Systems Inc. examines the issues that are driving organizations to embrace HPDA. The paper looks at the role the new Ryft ONE open platform takes to supercharge performance on even the most challenging analytics workloads with a balanced architecture that tightly couples compute, I/O, and storage in a scalable 1U device designed for easy integration into existing cluster and other server system environments. The Ryft ONE platform exploits the company’s decade-long experience creating analytics platforms used primarily by military and other government customers, including active-duty personnel in war zones. The platform is also designed to simultaneously accelerate both batch data and streaming data — a new requirement more and more user organizations face today.

The figure below comes from the whitepaper showing how fast SSD storage, tightly managed by programmable hardware and a growing library of primitives provided by Ryft, enables company-reported speeds that are up to 200 times faster than the speeds of traditional servers with 4-core CPUs with 15GB of RAM.


Download this whitepaper today to learn how the Ryft ONE platform is designed for easy integration into existing cluster and other server environments, where it functions as a dedicated, high-performance analytics engine. The following topics are considered in the paper:

  • Summary: The HPDA Market and Ryft
  • The Explosive Global Market for HPDA
  • What’s Driving Analytics Users Toward HPC?
  • The HPDA Bottleneck: Most Platforms Turn Analytics Problems into I/O Problems
  • What HPDA Users Want
  • The Ryft ONE Platform
  • Conclusion

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