SanDisk shares main benefits of ZetaScale software

SanDisk today said its ZetaScale software optimizes applications to use flash technology, achieving new levels of performance and scalability.

ZetaScale empowers software developers to scale and enhance their applications to meet big data and real-time analytics demands, while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).

“Many of today’s analytics, database and in-memory compute applications haven’t yet been optimized for flash storage,” said John Scaramuzzo, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk.

SanDisk said ZetaScale software enables rapid development of analytics applications, such as NoSQL databases and in-memory computing environments that take full advantage of the performance and lower cost of flash.

By combining ZetaScale software, SSDs, and NoSQL or in-memory computing applications, customers can analyze larger datasets at near-DRAM speeds for a lower cost and at higher data densities per server node. This opens up new opportunities and accelerates the performance of big data and real-time analytics applications in enterprise data centers.


NoSQL databases such as Cassandra can achieve four times higher performance when used with SSDs vs. when they are running on hard disk drives (HDDs), said SanDisk.

When NoSQL applications are combined with ZetaScale software on SSDs, they can reach nine times higher performance.

MongoDB applications using ZetaScale software can deliver 20 times the performance vs. running on HDD storage alone and more than three times greater performance vs. utilizing SSDs alone.

ZetaScale software bridges the gap between DRAM and flash storage, allowing the working dataset to expand beyond limited and expensive DRAM capacities into terabytes of lower cost flash storage, improving Transactions Per Second (TPS), per dollar, by up to four times.

ZetaScale is compatible with any brand of PCIe, SAS, SATA, DIMM or NVMe connected flash storage device, providing customers the ability to choose, avoiding hardware vendor lock-in.