Mission-Critical Performance with Intel, InterSystems, and VMware

Mission-Critical Performance with Intel, InterSystems, and VMware

Mission-Critical Performance with Intel, InterSystems, and VMware

Executive Summary

Healthcare organizations are optimizing infrastructure to improve efficiency and reduce cost. Running the InterSystems data platform on software-defined storage using VMware vSAN* and the Intel® SSD Data Center Family for PCIe* delivers high performance with significant savings.

Benchmark testing demonstrates the viability of this approach, running the InterSystems ...TrakCare* 2015 electronic medical record (EMR) system on the InterSystems Caché* 2015.2 database, with loads generated using utilities provided by InterSystems. The primary goals of this work are to quantify the throughput profile, maximum throughput, and scaling of applications built on the InterSystems data platform and vSAN, running on hardware based on Intel® processors and the Intel SSD Data Center Family, while maintaining acceptable server, storage, and user response times.

The results of this testing show linear scalability of workloads, across both a single database instance and in a scale-out scenario across multiple application servers. In addition, random-read I/O performance testing demonstrates the ability to maintain acceptable disk latency under high loads.

These findings confirm that the healthcare industry can deliver excellent performance and end-user experience using a highly scalable infrastructure based on building blocks from VMware, InterSystems, and Intel. This standards-based solution enables analysis and management of large collections of patient data, setting the stage for open-ended product innovation with high capability and low cost.

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