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"Top Ten" SPC-2 Results

SPC-2 Results provide a source of comparative storage performance information that is objective, relevant, and verifiable. That information will provide value throughout the storage product lifecycle, which includes development of product requirements, product implementation, performance tuning, capacity planning, market positioning, and purchase evaluations. The SPC-2 Benchmark is designed to be vendor/platform independent and are applicable across a broad range of storage configuration and topologies.

SPC Benchmark 2 (SPC-2)
SPC-2 consists of three distinct workloads designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem during the execution of business critical applications that require the large-scale, sequential movement of data. Those applications are characterized predominately by large I/Os organized into one or more concurrent sequential patterns. A description of each of the three SPC-2 workloads is listed below as well as examples of applications characterized by each workload.

  • Large File Processing: Applications in a wide range of fields, which require simple sequential process of one or more large files such as scientific computing and large-scale financial processing.
  • Large Database Queries: Applications that involve scans or joins of large relational tables, such as those performed for data mining or business intelligence.
  • Video on Demand: Applications that provide individualized video entertainment to a community of subscribers by drawing from a digital film library.

In addition, the following information is available to aid in comparing SPC Results as well understanding status levels and categorization applicable for each SPC result:

Listed below are two tables that list the Top Ten" SPC-2 Results by performance (SPC-2 MBPS) and price-performance ($/SPC-2 MBPS). 
The "Top Ten" SPC-1 Results are available on a separate page.

Links to the SPC Results pages:

 

SPC-2 Results - "Top Ten" by Performance

Each company logo is a link to the company's highest performance SPC-2 Result
#3

#1

#2,  #4

#5

#6
 #7,  #8,  #9, #10

   

(updated:  30 March 2017)

Rank, Performance (SPC-2 MBPS)
Test Sponsor
SPC-2 Submission Identifier -
Tested Storage Product (TSP)
SPC-2,
SPC-2/E
Version
Peer Review Status
Storage Device Category
(all listed Results are Active)
Documentation, Submission Date, and Revision Status

#1,  70,120.92
Fujitsu Limited
B00079
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS DX8900 S3 Storage Array

v1.5
 

Submitted for Review

SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  5 May 2016

No Revisions

#2,  62,844.45
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

B00075
HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20850

v1.5

Accepted:
  3 January 2016
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  4 November 2015

No Revisions
#2,  62,844.45
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
(based on SPC-2 Result B00075)

B00077
HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20840

v1.5

Accepted:
  26 April 2016
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  29 February 2016

No Revisions

#3,  55,643.78

EMC Corporation

B00073
EMC VMAX 400K

v1.5

Accepted:
  28 September 2015
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  30 July 2015

No Revisions
 

#4,  43,012.53
Hewlett-Packard Company

B00070
HP XP7 Storage

v1.5

Accepted:
  30 January 2015
HDD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  1 December 2014

No Revisions

#5, 42,801.98
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

B00076
Huawei OceanStorTM 6800 V3

v1.5

Accepted:
  25 March 2016
HDD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  25 January 2016

No Revisions

#6,  33,477.03

Kaminario, Inc.

B00068
Kaminario K2 (K2F00000700)

v1.5

Accepted:
   19 January 2014
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 20 November 2013

No Revisions

#7,  31,486.23

Oracle Corportation

B00072
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 Appliance

v1.5
 

Accepted:
  16 May 2015
HDD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  17 March 2015

No Revisions
 

#8,  24,397.13

Oracle Corporation
B12001
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS5-2
(SDD)

v1.6

Submitted for Review:
  30 March 2017
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 30 March 2017

No Revisions

#9,  19,610.36

Oracle Corporation
B12002
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS5-2
(HDD)

v1.6

Submitted for Review:
  30 March 2017
HDD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 30 March 2017

No Revisions

#10,  17,244.22

Oracle Corporation
B00067
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4
(2-node cluster)

v1.5

Accepted:
  9 November 2013
HDD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 10 September 2013

No Revisions

 

SPC-2 Results - "Top Ten" by Price-Performance

Each company logo is a link to the company's best SPC-2 Result by price-performance

new #1


#7


#9

#2,  #6 
#3,  #4, #5, #10
#8

(updated:  30 March 2017)

Rank, Price-Performance ($/SPC-2 MBPS)
Test Sponsor
SPC-2 Submission Identifier -
Tested Storage Product (TSP)
SPC-2,
SPC-2/E
Version
Peer Review Status
Storage Device Category
(all listed Results are Active)
Documentation, Submission Date, and Revision Status

#1,  $6.80
Infortrend Technology, Inc.

B00080
Infortrend EonStor DS 4024B

v1.5
 
Submitted for Review
HDD Storage Devices
Active SPC-2 Result
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  10 February 2017

No Revisions

#2,  $8.12
NetApp, Inc.

B00078
NetApp EF560 All-Flash Array

v1.5
 
Submitted for Review
SSD Storage Devices
Active SPC-2 Result
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  29 April 2016

No Revisions

#3,  $8.89

Oracle Corporation
B12001
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS5-2
(SSD)

v1.6
Submitted for Review:  30 March 2017
SSD Storage Devices
Active SPC-2 Result
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 30 March 2017

No Revisions

#4,  $12.08

Oracle Corporation
BE00002
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 Appliance
(2-node cluster)

v1.5
 
Accepted:  24 August 2014
HDD Storage Devices
Active SPC-2, 2/E Result
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  25 June 2014

No Revisions
 

#5,  $12.93

Oracle Corporation
B12002
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS5-2
(HDD)

v1.6
Submitted for Review:  30 March 2017
HDD Storage Devices
Active SPC-2 Result
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 30 March 2017

No Revisions

#6,  $14.74
NetApp, Inc.

B00074
NetApp E-Series E5660 Storage Array

v1.5
Accepted:  9 November 2015
HDD Storage Devices
Active SPC-2 Result
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  10 September 2015

No Revisions

#7,  $15.42
Fujitsu Limited
B00071
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS DX200 S3 Storage Array

v1.5
Accepted:  27 April 2015
HDD Storage Devices
Active SPC-2 Result
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  26 February 2015

No Revisions

#8,  $15.97

Silicon Graphics International Corp.

B00065
SGI® InfiniteStorage 5600

v1.4
Accepted:  5 May 2013
HDD Storage Devices
Active SPC-2 Result
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 6 March 2013

No Revisions
 

#9, $16.89
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

B00076
Huawei OceanStorTM 6800 V3

v1.5
 
Accepted:  25 March 2016
HDD Storage Devices
Active SPC-2 Result
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  25 January 2016

No Revisions
 

#10,  $17.09

Oracle Corporation

B00072
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 Appliance

v1.5
Accepted:  May 16, 2015
HDD Storage Devices
Active SPC-2 Result
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  17 March 2015

No Revisions

 

Active/Inactive SPC Result


A new SPC Result is automatically designated as Active. An existing SPC Result may be designated as Inactive by the Test Sponsor. An Active SPC Result typically becomes Inactive when the Test Sponsor no longer supports all components that were priced in the SPC Result, but those components are available and supported via third-party suppliers. A Test Sponsor may also designate an existing SPC Result as Inactive in cases where the SPC Result references a product that has been superceded by a more recent model/version and may no longer be fully supported by the Test Sponsor.

All "Top Ten" SPC Results are required to be Active.

 

Storage Device Category

SPC Results are categorized, based on the type of storage devices used in the Tested Storage Configuration, as follows:

  • HDD:  All of the storage devices consist of hard disk drives (spinning media).
  • SSD:  All of the storage devices consist of solid state storage devices (SSDs)
  • Hybrid:  Each individual storage device consists of both HDD and SSD storage capacity.
    For example, a TSC configured with both hard disk drives and solid state devices will be listed as HDD+SSD.

 

Comparing SPC Results

When comparing SPC Results, the difference between the Tested Storage Configuration and the Tested Storage Product of each SPC Result must be considered.

Tested Storage Configuration (TSC)
The TSC consists of all storage hardware and software used to produce an SPC Result. Included in the TSC are all storage devices, controllers/adapters, enclosures, storage software, etc. The TSC represents a complete storage solution.

Tested Storage Product (TSP)
The TSP is a distinct, customer orderable storage product, which is the focal point of an SPC Result. Each SPC Result is labeled with the formal name of the TSP. The TSP may essentially be identical to the Tested Storage Configuration. The TSP in those cases would typically include all of the storage hardware and software as a single customer orderable storage product. In other cases, the TSP may be a component of the Tested Storage Configuration such as a storage software product. In such cases, the Tested Storage Configuration consists of multiple, distinct customer orderable products including the TSP.

Accurate SPC Result Comparison
Comparison between SPC Results that only considers the Tested Storage Product may, in some cases, compare a total storage solution against a single component of a storage solution, which would be an inaccurate comparison. Accurate comparison of SPC Results compares the Tested Storage Configuration rather than the Tested Storage Product of each result, ensuring comparison between the total storage solution required to achieve each SPC Result.

 

SPC Peer Review Status

An SPC benchmark measurement becomes a new SPC benchmark result upon successful completion of the required SPC Audit and SPC submission process. The new SPC result is initially given a Submitted for Review status for a minimum of 60 days during which the SPC Peer Review occurs. Current SPC Result in Submitted for Review status are listed in boldface type in the above tables. The SPC Peer Review allows SPC members an opportunity to review the details of the SPC benchmark result and raise any compliance issues resulting from that review. If there are no compliance issues raised at the end of the SPC Peer Review, the status of the SPC benchmark result will transition to an Accepted status. If compliance issues are raised during the SPC Peer Review and the SPC benchmark result is found to be compliant with the appropriate SPC specification, the status of the SPC benchmark result will transition to an Accepted status. If the SPC benchmark result is found to be non-compliant during the SPC Peer Review, the SPC benchmark will either be withdrawn or revised to become compliant and then will transition to an Accepted status.

 

Revision Status

A Test Sponsor may voluntarily submit a revised Full Disclosure Report (FDR) to update pricing, component availability, or any other allowable change to an existing SPC benchmark result. A Test Sponsor may also be required to submit a revised FDR to address confirmed compliance issues that were identified during the SPC Peer Review of an existing SPC benchmark result. All revisions will be listed in the Key Dates and Revision Information section of the FDR and Executive Summary.