NextGear Capital Accelerates Automotive Finance Services with Violin Flash Memory Arrays

Santa Clara, Calif. -- 01/22/14
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SQL Database Latency Cut by More Than Half

Violin Memory, Inc., (NYSE:VMEM), a leader in persistent memory-based storage solutions, today announced it has been chosen by NextGear Capital to accelerate the delivery of key services to the company’s customer base of more than 17,000 auto dealers in North America. Using the Violin 6000 Series Flash Memory Array, NextGear Capital achieved up to 1000 percent improvement in SQL database performance, allowing them to maintain leadership in the inventory finance solutions industry.

NextGear Capital is the world’s most comprehensive and innovative provider of lending products for vehicle dealers and auctions. With tools such as Online Account Management and the NextGear Capital mobile app, buying and selling inventory is faster, simpler and ultimately more profitable.

In addition to its own technology developments, NextGear Capital seeks partnerships with other innovators to sustain its competitive advantage in delivering real-time inventory services across the country. When two large SQL database servers were slowing down business, NextGear Capital needed a temporary high-performance home for the data. The company turned to Violin Memory and performance immediately improved, even before conducting a problem determination on the database. The first deployment to accelerate its SQL database was so successful, NextGear Capital ordered another Violin 6000 Series Flash Memory Array. As a result, the company reduced latency from as much as a second to consistently less than a millisecond.

“We are the leaders in the automotive flooring market because we focus on providing the right services at the right time,” said Chris Brady, chief information officer of NextGear Capital. “Violin’s storage not only accelerated our services to very demanding automotive dealers, but we see it as an insurance policy for maintaining that lead in the future.”

“A sustainable competitive advantage can be one of the most difficult things in the world to attain,” said Narayan Venkat, vice president of product management at Violin Memory. “Violin continues to push the envelope to deliver memory-based storage solutions that enable our customers’ business to win.”

Violin 6000 Series Flash Memory Arrays are designed to meet the performance, availability and scalability requirements of the most demanding database applications. The 6000 Series Memory Arrays:

  • Deliver more than 1 million IOPS
  • Scale from 8TiB to 64TiB of memory capacity
  • Provide I/O access with latency measured in microseconds
  • Plug into your existing Storage Area Network
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