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SAS workload performance improvements with IBM XIV Storage System Gen3



Document Author:

Narayana Pattipati


Document ID:

WP102258


Doc. Organization:

Systems and Technology Group


Document Revised:

05/23/2013


Product(s) covered:

GPFS; POWER6; POWER7; Power 750; Power 755; Power 770; Power 780; Power 795; XIV storage systems







Abstract: This paper describes the feature enhancements in IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 (software release 11.1.1) and how these enhancements can help improve I/O performance for SAS business analytics workloads. The paper also demonstrates how SAS Grid is deployed on IBM Power servers with XIV Gen3 and IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS), along with I/O performance data for SAS Grid workloads and comparison of I/O performance with IBM XIV Storage System second-generation model.

SAS workload performance improvements with IBM XIV Gen3.pdfSAS workload performance improvements with IBM XIV Gen3.pdf



Classification:

Solutions

Category:

Performance

Solution(s):

Business Intelligence; ISV Applications

ISV(s):

SAS

Platform(s):

IBM Power Systems; IBM System Storage



O/S:

AIX

Keywords:

XIV Storage System Gen3, XIV Gen3, XIV, XIV Storage System, SAS, SAS Analytics, Power Systems, GPFS, SAS performance on XIV, SAS performance on Power


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