Power Fast, Accurate, and Scalable Searching With Fusion-io

Fusion ioMemory increases search application performance with a persistent, high-performance, high-capacity memory tier. Fusion ioDrives can deliver terabytes of persistent, high-performance memory per server. Fusion Powered search applications can provide the following benefits:

Fast, Accurate, and Scalable Searches

  • Achieve real-time search speeds over growing data sets for systems such as Lucene, Solr, and Autonomy
  • Reduce time for concurrent search and index optimization
  • Warm up servers in a fraction of the time
  • Reduce performance impact during index merging
  • Optimize indexes more frequently
  • Complete automated searches on time and under any load
  • Ensure even power-user productivity is high

Save on Enterprise Search System Costs

  • Increase performance with terabytes of high-performance memory in servers instead of pooling DRAM across many servers
  • Dramatically lower maintenance costs
  • Eliminate the need for extra servers and upgrades, lowering cost
  • Handle larger workloads with less rack space
  • Reduce memory requirements, keeping costs down as indexes grow

Easily Implement within Any Search System

  • Integrate with the enterprise application quickly and easily
  • Integrate transparently with any block-based search application 
  • Be confident that ioMemory technology is fully qualified and supported by enterprise OEMs, including HP, Dell, and IBM

Increase Index Availability and Reliability

  • Improve overall search performance, even workloads that constantly handle hot data
  • Keep data persistent (unlike with DRAM)
  • Maintain a predictable workload, even for very large indexes
  • Store up to terabytes of metadata files on a single Fusion-io card
  • Eliminate the need for unnecessary hardware that adds thousands of failure points to search systems

Japan's Largest Internet Services Company Rakuten Supercharges Microsoft FAST Searches with Fusion-io

Fusion-io dramatically improved Rakuten's response times, while stopping the scale-out and reining in power and space costs.

"The ioDrives completely freed our search platform from the I/O bottleneck. Now, adding processing power and improving application queries will produce real results.”

IT Professional from Rakuten

Click here for the full Rakuten case study.

You may also be interested in downloading a Microsoft white paper that describes the performance and capacity considerations regarding FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

Performance and Capacity Planning (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

For frequently asked questions regarding search, please see the Fusion-io Search FAQ.