Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory and Redis

Intel® Optane™ persistent memory empowers Redis Enterprise users with faster time to insight by enabling terabytes of memory per node, so a larger dataset can be contained in a single multi-model database, dramatically improving performance.

Redis Enterprise Database, in combination with Intel® Optane™ persistent memory, allows developers to simplify their database deployment and application development by keeping the entire dataset in a single multi-model database.

As an in-memory enterprise database gets larger, the amount of memory required to hold the entire dataset can become cost-prohibitive. A common way of addressing that challenge has been to split the data into multiple working sets, making sure that the most frequently accessed one always remains in system memory. While that arrangement requires accessing cooler data from slower storage, many organizations have been forced to accept the accompanying performance compromise. That tradeoff is becoming less tenable with the growing prevalence of use cases such as real-time analytics that require instant response times for complex transactions, using multiple data models such as key-value, JSON, time-series, graph, tensor, and others.

This new generation of applications requires the entire dataset to be available in memory, with typical baseline expectations of delivering 99th percentile (P99) latency under one millisecond (ms). Intel® Optane™ persistent memory is a breakthrough technology that packages Intel® Optane™ media in a dual in-line memory module (DIMM) form factor. This innovation makes it affordable to configure servers with larger memory capacities than was previously feasible, so that systems can hold larger datasets closer to the processor. With latency that is similar to that of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), Intel® Optane™ persistent memory enables businesses to extract more value from data.

Intel® Optane™ persistent memory empowers Redis Enterprise Database users to achieve faster time to insights by enabling terabytes of memory per node while meeting sub-millisecond SLAs and simplifying and optimizing their hardware infrastructure investment. This reference architecture provides guidance and baseline performance examples for deployments of Redis Enterprise database with Intel® Optane™ persistent memory.