MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 1, 2012) - Violin Memory, Inc., provider of a new class of high-performance flash-based storage systems, today announced that it served as the storage platform that helped the Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server running Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition achieve the best 2-processor performance record of 1.6 million transactions-per-minute with a $0.47 price per transaction (Price/tpmC). A record of this magnitude validates the sustained performance achieved by Violin Memory Arrays and their ability to provide the infrastructure necessary to support business critical applications.

TPC-C On-line Transaction Processing Benchmark

TPC Benchmark C (TPC-C) is an on-line transaction processing (OLTP) benchmark. It simulates a complete computing environment where a population of users executes transactions against a database. The benchmark is centered around the principal activities (transactions) of an order-entry environment. TPC-C is more complex than previous OLTP benchmarks because of its multiple transaction types, more complex database and overall execution structure. TPC-C involves a mix of five concurrent transactions of different types and complexity either executed on-line or queued for deferred execution. The database is comprised of nine types of tables with a wide range of record and population sizes. TPC-C is measured in transactions per minute (tpmC).

Violin Storage at the Speed of Memory

"As demonstrated by the TPC-C benchmark process, Violin Memory Arrays enable dramatic application acceleration of business critical applications such as Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition, a recognized database leader for demanding low-latency business solutions," said Don Basile, CEO of Violin Memory. "These results further validate the vision we share with Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison and the industry momentum towards Flash Memory Arrays as the primary storage platform for the next generation data centers in contrast to the use of thousands of aggregated spinning disks."

The Violin 6000 Series Flash Memory Arrays bring storage performance in balance with high-speed compute and networking, offering a significant opportunity for acceleration of business critical applications. A single system fits in 3U of rack space and can deliver up to one million IOPS with 4 GB/sec of bandwidth -- enough performance to replace multiple racks of traditional disk arrays for savings of both CAPEX and OPEX. The arrays attach to the network for shared primary storage. Multiple arrays can be clustered together to achieve petabytes (PB) of capacity and high aggregate bandwidth.


About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory is pioneering a new class of high-performance flash-based storage systems that are designed to bring storage performance in-line with high-speed applications, servers and networks. Violin Flash Memory Arrays are specifically designed at each level of the system architecture starting with memory and optimized through the array to leverage the inherent capabilities of flash memory and meet the sustained high-performance requirements of business critical applications, virtualized environments and Big Data solutions in enterprise data centers. Specifically designed for sustained performance with high reliability, Violin's Flash Memory Arrays can scale to hundreds of terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, predictable latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about Violin Memory products, visit

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