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Wednesday, 09 May 2012

STEC PCIe Solid-State Accelerators Debut

Joint Technology Demonstration With AMAX Technologies, Mellanox, and Zettaset Deliver Record Performance and Ease-of-Use for Big Data Users

STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced that its high-performance PCIe solid-state accelerators have been integrated into AMAX Information Technologies' PHAT-Data40G (Peta-Scale Hadoop Analytics Technology) platform, a state-of-the-art Hadoop appliance, that will be demonstrated in the Mellanox Technologies booth #839 at Interop 2012.

PHAT-Data40G is a turnkey solution that provides Hadoop users with best-in-class performance and ease-of-use. Combining four (4) of STEC's 980GB low-latency, high throughput enterprise-class PCIe accelerators with Mellanox's 40GbE network solutions, provides AMAX's Intel Xeon E-based servers with industry-leading performance characteristics.

When compared with other solutions that use competing PCIe flash devices and using a TeraSort benchmark, PHAT-Data40G is able to sort a 1TB dataset in less than 27 minutes using only 5 machines--20 percent faster than previously possible, at about half the PCIe storage cost. PHAT-Data40G also incorporates Zettaset's installation, management, and security tools, providing customers with a unified solution for performance-leading Hadoop acceleration.

"STEC's enterprise-class PCIe accelerators leverage AMAX's latest Intel server technology and Mellanox's high-speed interconnect to provide leading-edge Hadoop performance in less than 12U of rack space," said Keith Brown, STEC's Systems and Software Group Vice President of Product Marketing. "By working closely with our partners, we're able to pull together best-of-class attributes and technologies to develop innovative integrated solutions. Here at Interop we are showcasing a high-performance, easy-to-deploy Hadoop environment that is ideal for organizations that want to get started using Big Data analytics and see how it can impact their business."

Distributed through AMAX Technologies, PHAT-Data40G is a complete Hadoop solution of computation, networking, storage, installation and management tools. To learn more about PHAT-Data40G, please visit For more information about STEC's PCIe solid-state accelerator, please visit

About STEC, Inc.

STEC, Inc., The SSD Company(TM), is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and solutions tailored to meet the high-performance, high-reliability, and high-endurance needs of today's data-intensive server and storage platforms. With headquarters in Santa Ana, California and locations worldwide, STEC leverages almost two decades of solid-state knowledge and experience to design, manufacture and deliver the most comprehensive line of PCIe, SAS, SATA, and embedded SSDs on the market today. In addition, STEC's EnhanceIO(TM) SSD Cache Software enables IT managers to cost-effectively scale server application performance. For more information, please visit


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