Published On: Thu, Oct 2nd, 2014

Yahoo Japan Now Using Israeli Mellanox Technologies with Great Results

Mellanox Technologies

Mellanox Technologies, an Israeli supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage, announced that Yahoo! Japan Corp. has deployed its end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions for database acceleration at several data center sites in Japan.

The company stated that with its tech Yahoo! Japan improved its database performance by 10X while dramatically reducing job processing and backup times.

“Due to the tremendous amount of traffic hitting our databases, it’s important that we have a resilient, high-performance networking solution, ” said Hiromune Ozaki, manager of the Data Solution Division, System Management Group at Yahoo! Japan “Mellanox’s FDR InfiniBand solutions enable us to handle the growth in our data in the most efficient way and improve our capability to serve our users.”

Yahoo! Japan deployed Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR InfiniBand for database and storage servers to support its daily business services that require high performance and reliability, such as services provided by Yahoo! Japan’s websites and its internal operations. By switching to Mellanox InfiniBand solutions, Yahoo! Japan improved its system and user I/O by approximately 50 percent from its previous 10GbE solution.

The company also reduced its job processing time by nearly one-tenth and its database backup time by 80 percent.

“Companies like Yahoo! Japan require best-in-class networking in order to stay competitive, ” said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox. “Mellanox’s end-to-end InfiniBand solutions provide the fastest, most reliable, and most efficient interconnect for mission-critical business applications and services.”

Mellanox boasts that it’s interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability.

The company offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services.

In other Mellanox news, the Science & Technology Facilities Council has selected the company’s Ethernet technology for the upgrade and expansion of its JASMIN super-data-cluster. STFC is one of Europe’s largest multidisciplinary research organizations and hosts the JASMIN system which is used to further research in the atmospheric science and earth observation communities.

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