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February 10, 2015 08:00 ET

OCZ Storage Solutions Partners With Levyx to Introduce SSDs Into the Memory Hierarchy in High-Performance Datacenter Environments

Levyx's Ultra-Low Latency Data Engine to Enable Near In-Memory Processing Speeds on Large Datasets Using OCZ Z-Drive 4500 SSDs

SAN JOSE, CA and IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - February 10, 2015) - OCZ Storage Solutions -- a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, and Levyx Inc., an innovative enterprise software company, today announced a technological collaboration. The focus of the partnership is to enable real-time processing of very large datasets in distributed computing environments that currently use large quantities of expensive Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) with a new approach that significantly reduces the number of nodes needed to process these large workloads using much fewer SSD-intensive systems. Real-time access to terabytes of data is required in applications that include Big Data processing and analysis, Web 2.0, cloud computing, and financial services.

Based on its data processing technology, Levyx's SSD-based platform processes very large datasets (many terabytes or larger) that consist of billions of data items (scalable to hundreds of billions). In order to help confirm this new all-SSD usage model developed by Levyx, OCZ will oversee testing and provide its industry-fast Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSD Series, with the goal of validating how SSDs can be direct DRAM replacements in distributed architectures where ultra-fast, low latency in-memory processing speeds are required.

"As demand for immediate I/O responses in Big Data environments continues to increase, our ultra-low latency software paired with high-performance SSDs represent a better and more cost-effective alternative to traditional scale-out architectures that rely heavily on DRAM-constrained systems," said Dr. Reza Sadri, CEO and co-Founder of Levyx Inc. "We are pleased to work with OCZ on this new usage model as our technology is specifically designed to leverage the latest in advanced SSD technologies and we'll utilize the Z-Drive 4500 to deliver the enhanced performance that helps validate our technology."

"The Levyx-developed enabling technology effectively pushes SSDs into the memory hierarchy where system performance is greatly enhanced, expansion and maintenance costs are reduced, and system contention and network latency are also lowered," said Mark Hayashida, Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions Architecture for OCZ Storage Solutions. "The Levyx project is exciting to be part of as the Z-Drive 4500 test results will help us gain valuable insight into this new usage model for the next-generation PCIe-based SSDs we develop."

More information on OCZ's Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSDs Series, or OCZ's complete enterprise SSD portfolio, is available at

More information on Levyx's software technologies is available at

About OCZ's Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSD Series
The Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSD Series addresses the demanding performance requirements of today's on-host storage and computing applications and is OCZ's most advanced PCIe edge card to date. The series leverages 19 nanometer (nm) Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash covering 800GB, 1.6TB and 3.2TB usable capacities in a Full-Height/Half-Length (FH/HL) format and delivers even higher performance in comparison to OCZ's previous generation Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Series featuring a more robust architectural design with a priority on data reliability and drive endurance.

About Levyx Inc.
Levyx Inc. was founded with the vision of bringing the benefits of high-speed data processing to the masses. This is accomplished by fundamentally disrupting the economics of how large datasets get processed. No longer reserved for web-scale companies that have grown their datacenters to a massive scale, processing of large datasets has become much more affordable to enterprises of all sizes. The company's software technology allows enterprises to process hundreds of millions of queries per second on large datasets consisting tens of billions of records on commodity servers and at a fraction of the cost of other high-speed data processing approaches. Levyx's software is designed to integrate easily into any Big Data environments without impinging on the existing storage infrastructure. More information is available at

About OCZ Storage Solutions
OCZ Storage Solutions -- a Toshiba Group Company is a leading provider of high performance client and enterprise solid-state storage products and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Offering a complete spectrum of solid-state drives (SSDs), OCZ Storage Solutions leverages proprietary technology to provide SSDs in a variety of form factors and interfaces to address a wide range of applications. Having internally developed firmware and controllers, virtualization, cache and acceleration software, and endurance extending and data reliability technologies, the Company delivers vertically integrated solutions enabling transformational approaches to how digital data is captured, stored, accessed, analyzed and leveraged by customers. More information is available at

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Contact Information

  • OCZ Press Contact:
    Scott Harlin
    Director of Marketing Communications, Enterprise Solutions
    (408) 733-8400 x165

    Levyx Press Contact:
    Luis Morales
    (949) 502-6369