Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand Accelerates the Next Generation Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance

  Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand Accelerates the Next Generation Microsoft SQL
  Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance

  Mellanox’s FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand enables higher performance while reducing
                   overall operational and capital expenses

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel -- March 6, 2013

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier
of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers
and storage systems, today announced that its FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters
and switches accelerate Microsoft’s new SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data
Warehouse appliance. InfiniBand enables Microsoft to offer new functionality
and deliver higher performance and scalability while reducing the hardware
footprint to enable the lowest total cost of ownership. Benchmarks show that
the new appliance enables completion of a warehouse query of over 1,000
Terabytes of data in less than two seconds, compared to the previous
generation’s completion time of two minutes with just 100 Terabytes of data.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) is a scalable data
warehouse appliance that delivers performance and scalability through
massively parallel processing connected by a single high-speed 56Gb/s
InfiniBand interconnect. PDW takes advantage of Windows Servers 2012 SMB
Direct protocol to support storage access over native RDMA, and can use
Mellanox interconnect solutions to accelerate access to storage by 10X.

“Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse is an enterprise class
appliance that was built for integration with Big Data and that can handle the
most demanding data requiring very high scalability and performance,” said
Mark Jewett, Director, Server and Tools Marketing, at Microsoft. “By taking
advantage of storage innovations in Windows Server 2012, Mellanox benchmarks
demonstrate that their RDMA interconnect solutions can help increase network
speed significantly for data warehouse queries.”

“Modern database applications require higher performance, scalability and
availability, placing increased demands on the server and storage
interconnect,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing development at
Mellanox Technologies. “When using Mellanox’s RDMA-based InfiniBand
interconnect solutions with Windows Server 2012 in-box support, Microsoft’s
SQL Server 2012 PDW customers will achieve outstanding application performance
and business benefits.”

Supporting Resources:

  *Learn more about Mellanox’s FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters, switches,
    management software, acceleration software and cables
  *Learn more about Mellanox’s complete RDMA based Windows Server 2012 SMB
    Direct solution
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About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and
Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox
interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the
highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications
and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast
interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that
accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range
of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web
2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at

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