GigaSpaces and SanDisk Partner to Deliver Greater Scalability and Performance to Real-Time Analytics and In-Memory Computing Applications

GigaSpaces XAP MemoryXtend Solution Leverages SanDisk’s New ZetaScale Software; XAP MemoryXtend Supports 100s of Terabyte Data Growth, While Reducing Hardware Costs
, June 24, 2014

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 − GigaSpaces Technologies, a provider of in-memory computing and cloud orchestration technologies, and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver a new solution that enables customers to obtain the full performance, scalability and cost benefits of flash storage.

GigaSpaces’ XAP MemoryXtend integrates SanDisk’s ZetaScale™ software, which optimizes applications to use flash technology, with GigaSpaces’ XAP in-memory computing platform. XAP MemoryXtend enables customers to store, process and analyze data near the speed of DRAM memory at the cost of flash storage.  The solution will support application data growth to 100s of terabytes using in-memory data grid building blocks.

“Our new XAP MemoryXtend technology makes it easy for developers to take full advantage of the benefits of flash storage in order to enhance application performance, as well as easily visualize and create new solutions and use cases for SSD-based data centers,” said Zeev Bikowsky, Chief Executive Officer, GigaSpaces Technologies. “Working together with SanDisk, GigaSpaces customers will now be able to utilize flash technology to apply in-memory computing and real-time analytics to a broader set of business applications without purchasing additional underlying hardware infrastructure—helping them lower TCO and increase ROI.”

XAP MemoryXtend provides both persistent storage and the opportunity to run much larger datasets for analytics.
XAP MemoryXtend enables the creation of a hybrid architecture which is both RAM and flash storage-based, thus enabling datasets to extend beyond DRAM and into flash storage. With XAP MemoryXtend real-time analytics and in-memory computing customers will be able to process larger datasets at near DRAM speed at the cost of flash storage thereby delivering more Transactions Per Second (TPS) per dollar[1].

“SanDisk is delighted to partner with a leading-edge real-time infrastructure provider like GigaSpaces to open up new use cases for flash storage in the enterprise data center,” said John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk. “Together, using ZetaScale software and XAP MemoryXtend, we can enable users of in-memory computing and real-time analytics to enjoy a broader set of business applications without purchasing additional underlying hardware infrastructure.”

XAP MemoryXtend
is agnostic to the underlying flash storage and supports PCIe, SAS, SATA, DIMMs or NVMe flash storage devices from any vendor, giving GigaSpaces customers maximum flexibility to choose the device that best fits their needs.

GigaSpaces’ XAP is an in-memory computing platform that leverages fast event processing and data access.  XAP’s capabilities include low latency data processing, linear scalability for both data and processing, and high availability across servers and data centers.  XAP allows users to boost an application’s performance without changing the underlying hardware to achieve better availability and uptime, and minimize license and hardware costs.

GigaSpaces XAP and
XAP MemoryXtend
are available now from Gigaspaces. Download XAP MemoryXtend or read the white paper at http://www.gigaspaces.com/xap-memoryxtend-flash-performance-big-data.

Read more about SanDisk’s ZetaScale software at www.sandisk.com/enterprise/zetascale.

About GigaSpaces
GigaSpaces Technologies provides software middleware for the deployment, management and scaling of mission-critical applications on cloud environments through two main product lines, XAP In-Memory Computing and Cloudify. Hundreds of Tier-1 organizations worldwide are leveraging GigaSpaces’ technology to enhance IT efficiency and performance, from top financial firms, e-commerce companies, online gaming providers, healthcare organizations and telecom carriers.

GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices in the US, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.gigaspaces.com or our blog at blog.gigaspaces.com.

About SanDisk
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world’s largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smartphones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.

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