Solution Performance

GBase 8m is an in memory database targeted for high throughput and low latency OnLine Transaction Processing (OLTP) scenarios. This test workload is developed by GBase  – it simulates an Online Charging System (OCS) that is used in telecom applications for performance benchmarks.

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Challenges

Customers experience a capacity bottleneck due to limited, affordable main memory options available today. Since memory needs to be allocated for each online account, GBase is not able to store the desired number of accounts in-memory (and is therefore capped on throughput).  Adding additional memory requires scaling out, which is often cost-prohibitive.

Solution

  • Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory (Memory Mode) delivers significantly larger, affordable memory capacities, in a single system, which reduces the need to scale out and therefore reduces cost.
  • With more memory, greater number of online accounts can be stored in memory, thereby enabling the system to process greater throughput i.e., more transactions per second (see chart for performance improvement)123.

Value

Better performance at similar cost - GBase customers will benefit from being able to store more online accounts per server, thereby reducing hardware footprint.  In addition, throughput is also improved at comparable cost, and while meeting SLA targets for the response time. 

 

Product and Performance Information

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Performance results are based on testing by Intel and GBase on 12/28/18 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

2

GBase 8m* V8.5.1 + self defined workload. OS: CentOS* 7.5 kernel 3.10.0-957.1.3.el7.x86_64. Testing by Intel and GBase completed on Dec 28, 2018. Security Mitigations for Variants 1, 2, 3 and L1TF in place.

BASELINE: 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor 8260, 2.3 GHz, 24 cores, turbo, and HT on, BIOS 1.018, 768 GB total memory, 12 slots / 64GB / 2666 MT/s / DDR4 LRDIMM, 1 x 480GB / Intel® SSD Data Center (Intel® SSD DC) S4500 + 1 x 1TB / Intel® SSD DC P4500.

NEW: 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor 8260, 2.3 GHz, 24 cores, turbo, and HT on, BIOS 1.018, 192GB total memory, 12 slots / 16GB / 2933 MT/s / DDR4 LRDIMM and 8 slots/ 128 GB / Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory, 1 x 480GB / Intel® SSD DC S4500 + 1 x 1TB / Intel® SSD DC P4500.

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Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to www.intel.com/benchmarks.