Data Scalability with InterSystems Caché and Intel Processors
InterSystems Caché® 2015.1 soars from 6 million to more than 21 million end-user database accesses per second on the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family compared to Caché 2013.1 on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family
With data volumes soaring and the opportunities to derive value from data rising, database scalability has become a crucial challenge for a wide range of industries. In healthcare, the rising demands for healthcare services and significant changes in the regulatory and business climates can make the challenges particularly acute. How can organizations scale their databases in an efficient and cost-effective way?
The InterSystems Caché® 2015.1 data platform offers a solution. Identified as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems,1 Caché combines advanced data management, integration, and analytics. Caché 2015.1 is optimized to take advantage of modern multi-core architectures and represents a new generation of ultra-high-performance database technology. Running on the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family, Caché 2015.1 provides a robust, affordable solution for scalable, data-intensive computing.
To examine the scalability of Caché 2015.1, InterSystems worked with performance engineers at Epic, whose electronic medical records (EMRs) and other healthcare applications are deployed by some of the world’s largest hospitals, delivery systems, and other healthcare organizations. The test team found that Caché 2015.1 with Enterprise Cache Protocol® (ECP®) technology on the Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family achieved more than 21 million end-user database accesses per second (known in the Caché environment as Global References per Second or GREFs) while maintaining excellent response times. This was more than triple the load levels of 6 million GREFs achieved by Caché 2013.1 on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family.
The scalability and performance improvements of Caché version 2015.1 are terrific. Almost doubling the scalability, this version provides a key strategic advantage for our user organizations who are pursuing large-scale medical informatics programs as well as aggressive growth strategies in preparation for the volume-to-value transformation in healthcare.