VoltDB Accelerates Fast Data Applications with IBM Cloud on SoftLayer; Delivers Up to 5X the Performance of Amazon Web Services

    VoltDB Accelerates Fast Data Applications with IBM Cloud on SoftLayer;
           Delivers Up to 5X the Performance of Amazon Web Services

PR Newswire

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 6, 2014

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --VoltDBtoday announced that
utilizing its NewSQL in-memory database, organizations can expect up to five
times faster application performance for Fast Data analysis on the SoftLayer
cloud platformfrom IBMthan on Amazon Web Services. Running VoltDB on
SoftLayer, organizations are able to extract intelligence and perform
analytics on endless volumes of fast moving data to make real-time, automated
decisions and create competitive advantage with faster, smarter applications.

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Big Data applications help aggregate and analyze stored information collected
from widely distributed sources. However, they are not equipped to extract
value from data at the moment it arrives. Fast Data, such as that coming in
from mobile, social, devices/Internet of Things (IoT), etc., needs to be acted
on immediately and therefore poses unique processing challenges.

Although certain IT systems can perform basic rules-based processing of Fast
Data, they do so at the expense of being able to interact with data, make
per-event decisions or provide meaningful analytics. At the same time, the
cloud has become the platform of choice for developing data-intensive
applications. However, many cloud alternatives sacrifice both network and
compute performance in the quest to standardize the components that comprise
their offerings.

VoltDB running on SoftLayer infrastructure and part of the IBM Cloud provides
the performance of bare metal and the Fast Data processing capabilities needed
to analyze and make immediate transactional decisions with a single familiar
tool. Organizations are equipped to easily develop and deploy next generation
real-time applications, such as gaming, sensor management, smart energy,
digital marketing, capital markets and distributed denial of service (DDoS)
mitigation, that thrive on fast, smart data.

"IBM is rapidly moving to make SoftLayer the preeminent platform on the planet
for developing data-driven applications," said Mac Devine, director of
CloudFirst Innovation and CTO IBM Cloud Services Division. "Fast Data
applications demand a leading-edge cloud platform that supports wide-ranging
options from multi-tenant virtualization to bare metal performance."

VoltDB SoftLayer Performance Benchmark
VoltDB tested a nine-node cluster on SoftLayer infrastructure. The bare metal
benchmark was run on commodity servers using dual Intel E5-2690v2 processors
on SuperMicro X9DRI with 64GB and 10GbE running 64bit CentOS 6.5. VoltDB was
directly installed after provisioning; the only additional requirement was to
install a JAVA virtual machine. For more details regarding the performance
results please visit http://voltdb.com/data-is-big-and-data-is-fast/.

According to Scott Jarr, co-founder and chief strategy officer, VoltDB, "The
recent entry of so many tools addressing Fast Data speaks clearly to the
processing problems data-driven businesses face. Solutions like Google's
Dataflow and Amazon's Kinesis provide some limited capability, but the true
value of Fast Data can only be tapped when interaction with each event is
informed by historical data and greater context. Stream processing does not
allow for this—VoltDB on SoftLayer does."

To learn more about processing Fast Data in the cloud, join Mac Devine and
Scott Jarr today, Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. ET for a
complimentary webcast. Click hereto register for "The Key to Unlocking the
Economic Value of Fast Data in the Cloud."

Additionally, VoltDB also announced today its participation in the IBM Cloud
Marketplace, a singleonline destination for cloud innovation that brings
together IBM's capabilities-as-a-service and those of partners and third party

About VoltDB
VoltDB is an in-memory NewSQL database purpose-built to power a new generation
of applications that thrive on fast, smart data. Tapping the lightning speed
and real-time analytics of VoltDB, organizations are able to add context and
intelligence to data - the instant it arrives - to make real-time
transactional decisions that will maximize its business value. The relational
database is architected to meet the distinct requirements of Fast Data which
leads to Big Data. Organizations in markets such as mobile, financial
services, energy, advertising, security and gaming are relying on VoltDB to
process smart data fast to capture new revenue opportunities, drive
competitive advantage and create highly specialized interactions. VoltDB is
privately held with offices in Bedford, Mass. and Santa Clara, Calif.

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(781) 418-2414

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