Intel® Optane™ persistent memory provides an affordable alternative to expensive DRAM, that can deliver huge capacity and accommodate demanding workloads and emerging tools like in-memory databases (IMDB). When deployed, Intel® Optane™ persistent memory can help improve TCO via not just memory savings, but broadly via reduced SW licensing costs, node reduction, power efficiencies, and other operational efficiencies.
Intel® Optane™ persistent memory is propelling major infrastructure consolidation. The increase in memory size from Intel® Optane™ media provides the opportunity to consolidate workloads to concentrate them on fewer nodes, ultimately saving on more deployments and maximizing previously underutilized processors due to memory constraints.
As an entirely new memory tier that has new properties of performance and persistence, architects and developers are using Intel® Optane™ persistent memory as a springboard for innovation taking advantage of new usages around restart and replication, groundbreaking performances from breaking system bottlenecks that used to severely constrain workloads, and making use of what could be considered the world’s tiniest, but fastest storage device sitting on a memory bus.
Today's in-memory databases are constrained to traditional computing architectures, where memory is small, expensive, and volatile. The new Intel® Optane™ persistent memory represents a new memory tier that is large, persistent, and affordable, significantly boosting capacity and performance for rapid data processing. Because data persists in memory through power cycles, restart times are reduced, resulting in rapid service recovery and up-times, where previously minutes, now only seconds.
Virtual machine (VM) density and virtualization performance has historically been constrained by system memory that is small, expensive, and volatile. New Intel® Optane™ persistent memory provides virtualization services with more capacity, offering a large, affordable, and persistent memory tier for delivering increased VM density at affordable cost.
Ultra-fast storage solutions have been constrained by small and expensive system memory capacities that transition data to varying degrees of fast-to-slow performing media, providing a mix of performance, capacity, and cost. Intel® Optane™ persistent memory and Intel® Optane™ SSDs deliver a new paradigm for ultra-fast data storage and processing by introducing entirely new storage solutions at levels of performance historically reserved for high-end, expensive, memory-only solutions.