SOURCE: Violin Memory, Inc.

Violin Memory, Inc.

April 26, 2016 06:00 ET

Hite Jinro Achieves 20 Times Higher I/O Performance for Oracle Business Intelligence System With Violin Memory All-Flash Storage

Violin Flash Storage Platform Slashes Backup Time, Reduces Functions and Batch Work by Two-Thirds, Maximizes Productivity and Greatly Increases Storage Efficiency

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA--(Marketwired - April 26, 2016) -  Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM) a global pioneer of award-winning all-flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced that global South Korean distiller Hite Jinro has adopted Violin's Flash Storage Platform 7300. The deployment replaces the company's existing HDD-based storage with an all-flash solution that significantly optimizes business intelligence and management information system performance in the Oracle database environment. After migration, Hite Jinro achieved up to 20 times higher I/O performance for its Oracle BI system compared to its previous HDD-based solution, while reducing the amount of time required for extract, transfer and load (ETL) functions and night batch work by two thirds. 

The Violin Memory 7300 FSP is a primary storage solution ensuring consistent IOPS performance and persistent response time under 1ms. Subsequently, Hite Jinro plans to expand the use of all-flash storage solutions to more enterprise applications, including online analytical processing (OLAP) and online transaction processing (OLTP).

"All-flash storage provides an optimal foundation for us to gain real-time business insights by maximizing performance applied in core business areas, as opposed to only specific high-performance areas," said Kang Hyeon-sun, CIO of Hite Jinro. "Violin Memory's 7300 FSP not only maximizes the performance of key applications throughout enterprise-level data service functionalities, but also provides the flexibility to respond to rapidly changing markets with higher agility, ultimately delivering a quicker return on investment."

Prior to adopting Violin's 7300 FSP, partial backup took about a day. Those same partial backup functions can now be performed in five to six hours, due in part to the 7300's snapshot function, which enables incremental snapshots to be done instantly.

The 7300 FSP offers a wide range of functions that provide stability and business continuity for enterprise applications, including snapshot, cloning, thin provisioning, reproduction, remote reproduction and removal of redundancy. It can also pre-emptively identify potential flash storage issues that might cause a disruption to operations, such as heat radiation and durability challenges, via its remote equipment monitoring capabilities and support-optimized operations through regular system training. The ability to detect potentially damaging issues early on, in turn, enables enterprises to avoid system disruptions that could cost hours of lost productivity due to down time.

"Applying all-flash storage to core business areas is expanding at a higher speed," said Youngsoo Lee, Violin Memory's country manager of Korea. "Our full compliance with an SLA required for business critical applications and rising cost competitiveness relative to existing disk storage solutions give the company a bigger differentiator in many industries that face increasingly fierce competition, such as manufacturing and retail."

About Hite Jinro

Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, Hite Jinro is a global distiller and leading Korean drink manufacturer, specializing in beer and varieties of wine as well as non-alcoholic beverages that include soft drinks and mineral water. The company is also the world's leading producer of soju, responsible for more than half of the beverage's sales worldwide.

Violin Memory Forward-looking Statement

This public announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the performance, operational, functionality and integration capabilities of Violin Memory's products, the potential technology, business and financial benefits to customers resulting from the use of Violin Memory's products, and Violin Memory's business plans and strategy. There are a significant number of risks and uncertainties that could affect Violin Memory's business performance and financial results, including those set forth under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," in Violin Memory's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which is available on the Violin Memory's investor relations website at and on the SEC's website at All forward-looking statements in this public announcement are based on information available to Violin Memory as of the date hereof, and Violin Memory does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

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