Platform Computing Releases Platform Symphony 5

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platformPlatform Computing has announced the release of their latest version of Platform Symphony.  The new, version 5, release of the service oriented architecture [SOA] grid solution introduces a significant performance increase for large datasets.  Platform Symphony now places workloads on systems that are physically close to the required data, thus eliminating transfer latency.

Our research has found that eliminating data access bottlenecks is the highest priority for our customers. This has been the focus of our development efforts and is the centerpiece of this important release of Platform Symphony,” said David Warm, CTO, Financial Services Business Unit, Platform Computing. “Symphony 5 continues to set the industry standard for performance and scale by improving the efficiency of applications in multi-core environments at the lowest possible cost.”

The advances we’re making in Symphony benefit not only our existing customers, they’re appealing to other companies in the marketplace looking for alternatives to improve their existing infrastructure solutions,” said Jim Mancuso, General Manager, Financial Services Business Unit, Platform Computing. “Platform continues to invest in our products with the long term
needs of financial services companies in mind.”

Alongside the new Symphony release, Platform also announced two add-on products in order to extend functionality.  The add-on’s include:

  • Data Affinity for Platform Symphony – Allows Platform Symphony to intelligently schedule application tasks by taking into account data locality in order to place workload in the most optimal and cost efficient way
  • Multi-Core Optimizer – Designed to optimize utilization within a single blade and reduce memory contention for data I/O intensive applications by sending only one set of data, enabling Platform Symphony to scale up and out seamlessly in mixed environments with old (2-core) and new (multi-core) hardware

For more info on the software digs from Platform, read their full release here.