Aerospike Announces New Database Release Optimized for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

Aerospike, provider of an enterprise-grade non-relational database, has announced general availability of Aerospike Enterprise Edition 4.5 optimized for Intel Optane DC persistent memory.

According to the company, the new release is the first commercially available open database that supports both traditional DRAM memory and Intel Optane DC persistent memory, a new class of memory and storage technology architected for data-intensive applications that require low-latency, high durability and strong data consistency.

With its open database architecture, Aerospike natively supports a variety of enterprise application environments including Java, .NET, Node.js, Python, Go and other commonly used programming languages. Intel Optane DC persistent memory is currently available in beta from multiple cloud service providers and hardware vendors, giving companies the flexibility to run the Aerospike database in the cloud, on-premise or both.

The combination of persistence with highly parallel access to other tiers of storage becomes an architectural breakthrough for both high performance and scale. For example, for planned restarts of a NoSQL in-memory database using Aerospike Hybrid Memory Architecture, Intel Optane DC persistent memory provides a minutes-to-seconds restart speedup compared to DRAM-only cold restart.

Aerospike’s patented hybrid memory database implements specific optimizations for both highly parallel DRAM and high-density NAND. Extending Aerospike support for persistent memory enables enterprises to reap additional benefits for a wide variety of machine learning-based applications where traditional in-memory database technology alone does not provide needed performance and scale.

“Adding support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory is a natural evolution of our product strategy to optimize Aerospike for multiple storage tiers,” said Brian Bulkowski, co-founder and CTO of Aerospike. “Extending the class of device tiers that Aerospike supports gives enterprises unmatched flexibility on how best to architect their data infrastructure for mission-critical applications that at a rack level and beyond may need to scale to hundreds of terabytes or more.”

Intel Optane DC persistent memory’s density improvement (up to 512 GB per module) compared to DRAM (currently limited to 128 GB per DIMM) combined with Aerospike’s hybrid memory’s density advantage of 10x compared to traditional NoSQL databases can deliver a massive combined scale improvement with negligible performance impact. The new release of Aerospike Enterprise Edition 4.5 follows the recent 4.3 product release which extended Aerospike’s support for In-Memory and Hybrid Memory with all-Flash-based storage, enabling enterprises to support petabyte-scale database implementations.

More information about the Aerospike Database Platform is available from the company website.