Redis Labs and IBM collaborated to implement a NoSQL solution using POWER8 and CAPI. It took several weeks of programming by Redis Labs using IBM provided APIs. Redis needs just 6 POWER8 systems to support a 40TB database. Table 1 (below) compares a possible Redis Labs POWER8 configured solution with a Dell configuration and an Amazon EC2 solution. A Dell system with 512MB of main storage per server would need 80 servers to handle a 40TB database. The Redis Labs solution needs only 6 P8 servers vs. the Dell-Intel’s 80 servers. This is a 13 to 1 (80/6) server advantage ratio over the Dell!
|Table 1 Source: Redis Labs - Prices are based on list prices that were current as of January, 2015|