Forsa enables 22.9 million SQL transactions per minute and sub-microsecond latency on a single commodity server by enabling applications to use memory as storage
JERSEY CITY, NJ – May 22, 2019 – Venture-backed startup Formulus Black engaged leading independent software consultancy End Point Corporation to benchmark the performance of Microsoft SQL Server when running in bare metal and virtualized environments on a single mid-range server with lower cost Intel Silver 4114 CPUs (20 physical cores and 40 hyper-threaded), 768GB of memory, and Forsa installed. Compared to a similar solution that did not use the Forsa software, the Forsa based solution tested by End Point produced 129x better transactions per minute and latency results.
“Because Forsa allows all data to persist in-memory all the time, applications, especially databases, can take advantage of the massively parallel processing capabilities of the memory channel and deliver levels of performance that cannot be achieved when data is stored in traditional mediums like SSDs, HDDs or over a SAN,” said Josh Williams, database specialist at End Point.
Formulus Black’s Forsa software increases cost effectiveness, processing speed and memory capacity without application changes, compression, encryption or added peripherals. The software stack is the first in the world to keep complete system images and data persistent in memory while safeguarded against power loss. By identifying and encoding data patterns using algorithms, the software enables larger data sets to occupy a smaller footprint in memory while also providing complete system backup and restore in minutes instead of hours or days.
“There’s an old saying about how the ‘proof is in the pudding’ but we like to think that the proof is in the testing,” said Wayne Rickard, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. “It’s one thing for us to say that our numbers against competitive offerings are better but it’s another thing when independent analysis comes to the same conclusion. Testing Forsa’s ability to achieve significant performance levels in SQL environments on a single mid-range server without tuning, shows that it is unmatchable by any SSD or other I/O-bound technology today.”
About Formulus Black
Led by technology veterans in the data storage, networking and computing industries, as well as successful serial entrepreneurs, Formulus Black is a software company that is unlocking the power of in-memory compute for all applications, delivering a level of performance unmatchable by any SSD or other I/O-bound technology. The company owns an extensive portfolio of intellectual property, including 15 issued U.S. patents and 8 global patents covering its core technologies and brands. Additional information about the company and its Forsa software stack is available at https://www.formulusblack.com