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Vormetric And MongoDB Deliver Breakthrough Encryption Performance For NoSQL Big Data Environments

September 8, 2014

Strong data-at-rest security with breakthrough performance for the world’s most popular NoSQL database powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sept. 8, 2014 – Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced breakthrough performance for NoSQL database environments powered by the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family and MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database. Using Intel Xeon E5 v3 processor innovations; including enhanced Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) hardware acceleration, AVX, wide data-path, as well as path optimization and extended multithreading from Vormetric Transparent Encryption:

  • Performance versus the previous Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 family increased from 18% to 147%
  • Performance with encryption exceeded performance without encryption from 34% to 348%

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Historically, organizations have been concerned that adoption of encryption technologies might reduce throughput and capacity. With this combined solution set, not only is there no degradation in performance, but performance with encryption greatly exceeds that without encryption.

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“Gains in performance are a direct result of both the enhanced Intel AES-NI hardware acceleration capabilities within the new Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 family, as well as optimizations in the Vormetric Transparent Encryption Linux kernel drivers. These optimizations greatly improve read and write throughput with MongoDB,” said Ashvin Kamaraju, vice president of product development for Vormetric. “This combination enables customers to meet compliance requirements for encryption and access controls, while also helping to prevent data breaches, without having to trade off security for performance in their big data implementations.”

Vormetric, Intel, and MongoDB Inc. worked together to integrate and test the combined configuration. The solution was benchmarked on servers configured with new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 processors, off-the-shelf MongoDB software and Vormetric Transparent Encryption.

“Intel and Vormetric continue to deliver innovative solutions to solve enterprises’ most compelling business needs, including now protecting data-at-rest within MongoDB environments with breakthrough performance,” said Shannon Poulin, vice president, Data Center Group, Intel. “Vormetric Data Security solutions are optimized to take advantage of innovations in the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family, enabling customers to achieve superior encryption performance which is imperative for protecting critical business data.”

The solution both increases the raw performance of MongoDB implementations and provides the data-at-rest security that enables organizations to use sensitive data within their MongoDB environment. This configuration leverages the scalability and performance characteristics of all three components:

  • The Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family featuring Intel® Data Protection Technology with AES-NI hardware acceleration for encryption and Secure Key.
  • MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database, is built for scalability, performance and high availability, scaling from single server deployments to large, multi-site architectures.
  • Vormetric Transparent Encryption’s high performance architecture with data-at-rest encryption, access controls, and access monitoring information.

“With Vormetric, MongoDB customers not only gain critical safeguards required for use of sensitive data, but incur no performance penalties due to the additional performance boost available from the optimized Intel hardware encryption, and Vormetric’s kernel driver optimization,” said Vijay Vijayasankar, VP of Global Channels and Business Development at MongoDB Inc.

For a more detailed look at Vormetric Data Security solutions, be sure and stop by the Vormetric booth at the Intel Developer Forum (booth 114) during expo hours September 9-11.

About Vormetric

Vormetric (@Vormetric) is the industry leader in data security solutions that span physical, virtual, big data, and cloud environments. With data at risk as never before, Vormetric helps over 1400 customers, including 17 of the Fortune 30 and many of the world’s most security conscious government organizations, to meet compliance requirements and protect what matters — their sensitive data — from both internal and external threats. The company’s scalable Vormetric Data Security Platform protects any file, any database and any application —anywhere it resides — with a high performance, market-leading data security platform that incorporates application transparent encryption, privileged user access controls, automation and security intelligence.

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