Pavilion Announces Performance Gains for Flash Array 7X Database

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 3, 2022 — Pavilion Data Systems, a leading provider of data analytics acceleration platforms and pioneer of NVMe-Over-Fabrics (NVMe-oF), today announced that Pavilion’s industry-leading platform with unified high performance, sub-millisecond read/write latency, intelligent architecture, patented data protection and end-to-end NVMe design enables ANY base of data, both bare metal and virtualized, achieve hardware performance gains by operating up to 7x faster than using NVMe SSDs in a server.

The Pavilion Data Acceleration Platform is comprised of Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array (HFA) and Pavilion HyperOS. Hardware performance density and software performance algorithms enable the Pavilion platform to meet database I/O demands, delivering the lowest write latency in the industry and improving recovery time. database transaction validation and high availability. Writes occur faster by allowing more databases on the same instance or more concurrent users on each DB instance, so the ultra-low latency coupled with high throughput and IOPS allow databases to data to analyze more data, faster.

Rigorous testing in the Pavilion Solutions Lab and deployments with leading database customers and consultants have shown that Pavilion enables databases like Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch, and Cassandra to deliver more transactions at lower latency with the same hardware, whether on bare metal or virtualized servers. Pavilion’s lower latency also has a massive effect in VMware environments, requiring less database memory on each VM environment. This means more database files on the same virtualized database instance and/or more virtual machines on the same physical server.

“I’ve worked on pretty much every storage array on the planet at this point, and it takes a lot to impress me. When I started to discover the architecture of the pavilion, I was blown away by it. I love it,” said David Klee, Founder and CEO of Heraflux Technologies and Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert. “SQL Server on VMware comprises the bulk of the servers we see in the wild. The unparalleled performance that Pavilion provides allows me to reduce my SQL Server memory footprint, cluster more SQL Servers on the host while improving performance, and get more out of my expensive SQL Server licenses – everyone wins !

In the world of SQL Server on VMware, customers are seeing an average reduction of 30% to 50% in memory requirements, which directly translates to 30% to 50% fewer SQL Server licenses. In virtualized SQL Server environments, vSphere licenses are also removed.

IQVIA, the leader in connected intelligence, needed to scale their Microsoft SQLServer-based analytics platform, and the NVMe SSDs inside their servers couldn’t deliver the speed required to meet their business expectations, so they used Pavilion’s NVMe/RoCE support.

“We needed an external storage platform that matched the performance we get from internal NVMe SSDs to support a critical SQL analytics use case running on VMware 7,” said Ken Boyer, Director Global Storage MGMT at IQVIA. “The Pavilion platform allowed us to meet this challenging requirement that could not be met with other options.”

“We’ve shown that ANY database, bare metal or virtualized, is faster on Pavilion than using NVMe SSDs in a server,” said Costa Hasapopoulos, CTO and Global Vice President of business development for Pavilion Data. “To test each database, we leveraged the industry-accepted synthetic load generation tool and compared the performance of each database bare-metal and in virtualized environments using the Pavilion NVMe/RoCE certified for Windows Server and VMware. For Linux, we used CentOS and Oracle Enterprise Linux. For all tests, the results were overwhelmingly positive, with up to 7x performance increase over using a server with NVMe SSDs, and there is no virtualization tax.

Using Pavilion allows customers, partners and consultants to replace database server racks and minimize software licensing costs, significantly reducing total cost of ownership. This makes Pavilion ideal for speeding up database operations.

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About Pavilion Data Systems

Pavilion provides the data analytics acceleration platform that enables organizations to extract greater value from their data, faster, simpler and at scale. We’re the perfect complement for AI/ML, HPC, analytics, edge, and other data-driven workloads, and we’re the ideal data I/O platform for GPU-based computing platforms. The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform, powered by Pavilion HyperOS, delivers unmatched performance and density, ultra-low latency, and unlimited scalability and flexibility, giving customers unprecedented choice and control. Find out why Fortune 500 companies and federal government agencies choose Pavilion. Visit

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Maria H. Underwood