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On April 2nd, 2019, Intel announced the availability of the Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory. The collaboration between Aerospike and Intel has resulted in significant performance advantages and scalability, configuration ease, resilience, and reboot times.

Earlier, in December of 2018, Aerospike became the first open database to support Intel® Optane™ persistent memory. With deep optimizations for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory, Aerospike Enterprise Edition 4.5 offers unprecedented scale for real-time applications at affordable cost and with higher availability than DRAM-only solutions.

Aerospike 4.5 with Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory

Figure 1. Aerospike 4.5 with Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory supports high-volume, real-time mission-critical transactions and analytics operating on petabyte-scale data sets with mission-critical reliability.

Benefits of Aerospike with Intel Persistent Memory

Aerospike’s tiered internal architecture has been optimized to use persistent memory natively, giving capabilities far beyond taking an in-memory database and simply inserting persistent memory. Aerospike Database achieves the following advantages by utilizing the Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory:

For Performance and Scalability:
  • DRAM-like performance with much higher capacity
  • Data Persistence when system is powered down
  • Lower and predictable latency than NAND Flash
For Index Optimization:
  • Allows “RAM index” at a fraction of the cost
  • Data in NAND for up to 10x scale improvement
For Data Storage:
  • Greater predictability
  • Significantly higher density than DRAM only

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