NetApp Speeds Data Access and Analysis with Persistent Memory – Intel Chip Chat – Episode 657

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In this Intel Chip Chat audio podcast with Allyson Klein: Joaquin Ruiz, Senior Director of Product Management at NetApp, joins Chip Chat to talk about facilitating data access and analysis with Intel Optane DC persistent memory. Ruiz is responsible for product management for NetApp advanced memory solutions, including the MAX Data memory tiering solution. MAX Data enables a plug-and-play approach to using Intel Optane DC persistent memory with a number of applications, providing access to persistent memory without changes to the application itself. In this interview, Ruiz speaks to the effects of today’s data explosion and how NetApp is helping to address storage and data challenges for customers in an array of verticals including financial services, government, retail, and healthcare. Ruiz notes that simply having data is no longer enough — what counts is the ability to analyze and quickly act on data. Ruiz additionally forecasts how advancements like persistent memory will influence storage architectures in the future, including making large-scale data analysis less expensive and more available to more organizations.

By spanning across multiple servers, MAX Data enables persistent memory to be viewed as one continuous pool, multiplying by a factor of 25 the amount of persistent memory sitting on your servers[1]. NetApp testing has indicated that by reducing CPU wait time via efficient tiering, MAX Data can accelerate the performance of massively scalable database applications by up to 5x while significantly reducing infrastructure cost[2]. For more information on NetApp, please visit:

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[1] For every 1TB of Intel Optane DC persistent memory, NetApp MAX Data v1.3 is designed to support 25TB of flash as a second tier. For details please visit:

[2] 5x massively scalable database application acceleration with reduced infrastructure cost based on NetApp testing. For details please visit:

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