Record-shattering results,
powered by DataCore™ Parallel I/O,
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DataCore Parallel I/O technology enables your industry-standard x86 servers to fully harness their untapped parallel computation power and gain the essential I/O functionality needed to drive your demanding tier-1 business application requirements. This means that you benefit from dramatically higher productivity and huge server consolidation savings.

Learn more about our world record results:

Best Price Performance with DataCore Hyper-Converged Virtual SAN
World Record Performance with DataCore Parallel Server

DataCore SANsymphony & Hyper-converged Virtual SAN Results

Smallest Footprint

1,201,961.83 SPC-1 IOPS™ in 4U

Performance - Smallest Footprint

Lowest Cost, Maximum I/O

$0.10 Per SPC-1 IOPS™

Price-Performance - Lowest Cost, Maximum I/O

Ultra Fast Applications

0.22 millisecond Response

Response Time - Ultra Fast Applications

Industry's Top 5 Performance


Industry's Top 10 Price-Performance

SPC-1 Results


DataCore outperforms all of the popular storage systems, at a lower cost.

DataCore benchmarked a hyper-converged system; this means that our price includes not only the storage components, but all of the host server resources and the hypervisor software needed to run the enterprise-level database/OLTP workloads generated by the benchmark.

"With our first SPC-1 Price-Performance™ record, we set out to prove what could be accomplished with Parallel I/O in a single server, combining the benchmark’s database workload and our storage stack in a single, atomic, hyper-converged system,” said Ziya Aral, chairman of DataCore Software. “Now, just a few months later, with these results we are showcasing our progress and the effectiveness of multi-node scaling.”


Industry's lowest latency for fastest response time

Competing products serialize I/O limiting their throughput and slowing their response times.

These remarkable price-performance ratings can be attributed in major part to DataCore™ Adaptive Parallel I/O techniques intrinsic to the design of the SANsymphony™-V Software-Defined Storage Services platform. DataCore executes many independent I/O streams simultaneously across multiple CPU cores, significantly reducing the latency to service and process I/Os by taking full advantage of cost-effective but dense, multi-core servers such as the Lenovo System X machines.



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"Next generation system architecture."

“We see the Server SAN architecture at the intersection of the hyperscale, convergence and flash trends. Storage intelligence has been moving back adjacent to compute, and Server SANs should be deployed as a best practice to enable low latency, high bandwidth and high availability in enterprise applications.

“The move to Server SAN architectures (aka hyper-converged infrastructure) has simplified operations by creating repeatable rack level deployments. DataCore with Parallel I/O software is demonstrating why these powerful multicore rack servers are becoming the basis for driving new levels of system performance and price-performance, and is a foundation for next generation system architecture.

David Floyer, Chief Technology Officer of Wikibon

DataCore Parallel Server, the World Record Performance Holder

Performance - Smallest Footprint

Smallest Footprint

5,120,098.98 SPC-1 IOPS™ in 4U

Price-Performance - Lowest Cost, Maximum I/O

Lowest Cost, Maximum I/O

$0.10 per SPC-1 IOPS™

Response Time - Ultra Fast Applications

Ultra Fast Applications

0.28 millisecond Response

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What these results mean for your data infrastructure:

Servers are the new storage

I/O-intensive workloads which had previously required enormous investments in exotic SAN hardware or enterprise-class external arrays can now be addressed with relatively inexpensive, compact, off-the-shelf hardware equipped with DataCore Parallel I/O technology.

One machine is simpler than many

Organizations no longer need to split I/O-intensive problems across hundreds of servers to reduce their dependency on exotic equipment. They can run these programs unaltered inside a few low-cost servers without undue complexity, delay and expense. 

Hyper-Consolidation versus server sprawl

Several years into virtualization initiatives, serial I/O processing inside servers remains singularly responsible for poor virtual machine densities. By putting multiple CPU cores to work on I/O, DataCore helps customers do the work of 10 servers on one or two.

About SPC-1

The industry’s most recognized storage benchmark, the rigorous SPC-1 performance testing is designed to demonstrate a system's performance capabilities for business-critical enterprise-level workloads typically found in database and transaction processing environments.

The SPC-1, unlike other benchmarks, is fully-documented, audited, and peer-reviewed. To illustrate the system’s I/O power in demanding database environments, DataCore chose the Storage Performance Council’s SPC-1 benchmark – the Gold Standard used by all major storage manufacturers to measure top end I/O performance, price-performance and response time. 

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Learn More

SPC Executive Summaries for DataCore

DataCore drops SPC-1 bombshell: Benchmark blows record to hell and gone The Rebirth of parallel I/O (by John Webster)

Watch the SPC-1 Results Announcement webinar

The Register: DataCore’s benchmarks for SANsymphony-V hit a record high note (by Chris Mellor)

TechTarget, SearchStorage: Is parallel I/O suitable for mission-critical applications? (by Jon Toigo) Software Defined Storage meets Parallel I/O (by George Crump)

One minute video snapshot: DataCore CEO describes Parallel I/O (by George Teixeira)

theCUBE: DataCore Customer and CEO


SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report DataCore Software Corporation DataCore SANsymphony-V 10.0 
(Current as of 11/30/2015)

SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report, Infortrend Technology, Inc., Infortrend EonStor DS 3024B 
(Current as of 6/12/2015)

SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report, EMC Corporation, EMC VNX8000 
(Current as of 7/30/2015)

SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report, NetApp, Inc., NetApp EF560 Storage System 
(Current as of 1/27/2015)

SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report, Dell, Inc., Dell Storage SC4020 
(Current as of 3/18/2015)

SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report, Hewlett Packard Company, HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 
(Current as of 5/23/2013)

SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report, IBM Corporation, IBM Power 780 
(Current as of 4/11/2013)

SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report DataCore Software Corporation DataCore SANsymphony 
(Current as of 6/13/2016)

SPC-1 Results - Top Ten by Price-Performance 
(Current as of 6/15/2016)

SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report Hewlett-Packard Company HP XP7 Storage 
(Current as of 8/26/2015)

SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report Kaminario, Inc. Kaminario K2F00000700
(Current as of October 17, 2013)

SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report DataCore Software Corporation DataCore Parallel Server 
(Current as of 6/17/2016)

DataCore Parallel Server (Dual Node, Fibre Channel SAN) 
(Current as of 6/15/2016)

Huawei OceanStorTM 18800 V3 
(Current as of 6/15/2016) 

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (with Hitachi Accelerated Flash) 
(Current as of 6/15/2016)

SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report, X-IO Technologies X-IO ISE 820 G3 All Flash Array
(Current as of 3/10/2015)

SPC Benchmark 1 Full Disclosure Report, HPE 3PAR STORESERV 8450 Storage System
(Current as of 3/8/2016)