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XtremeDB Financial Edition DBMS sweeps records in Big Data benchmark. Get details.
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eXtremeDB STAC Benchmarks


Record-Setting Performance for Tick Database Management

Industry-Standard, Audited STAC-M3 Benchmark Tests

The Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) provides the STAC-M3 benchmarks to evaluate time-series data management (tick database) solutions involving complex queries designed to reflect real-world capital markets computing demands. STAC oversees the tests and audits the results, to enable comparisons between vendors’ technologies.

In multiple audited STAC-M3 Benchmark tests, McObject’s eXtremeDB Financial Edition database management system has broken earlier records for the best (lowest) mean response times and for lowest standard deviation (highest predictability) of test results. (eXtremeDB Financial Edition set STAC-M3 records using the SQL database programming language. For a discussion of why this matters, see McObject CEO Steve Graves’ TabbFORUM article, Is SQL Fast Enough for Tick Data?)


April 21, 2016 – McObject/IBM STAC-M3 Kanaga: eXtremeDB Financial Edition on POWER8

McObject worked closely with IBM on three STAC-M3 implementations on POWER8 processor architecture, with the latest utilizing a 2-socket IBM Power System S824L server (12 cores per socket, 24 POWER8 cores total) running Redhat Linux, eXtremeDB Financial Edition version 7.0 and 57TB IBM FlashSystem 900. Results included new speed and jitter records for all 21 of the benchmark queries that were more than

  • 21,139% and 19,875% faster than the best previously published result for the 10 thread Years 3 & 4 Market Snapshots, respectively (10T.YR3.MKTSNAP and 10T.YR4.MKTSNAP)
  • 2,742% faster for the 10 thread Year 1 Market Snapshot (10T.YR1.MKTSNAP)
  • 887% and 936% faster for the 100 thread Years 1 & 3 Volume Weighted Bid over 12 days, respectively (100T.YR1VWAB-12D-HO and 100T.YR3VWAB-12D-HO)
  • Better than 500% faster than the best previously recorded time to complete all 21 benchmark tests

Download the STAC report.


October 16, 2015 – Results of STAC-M3 benchmark using eXtremeDB Financial Edition on IBM POWER8 hardware

The combination of McObject’s SQL-based eXtremeDB Financial Edition database management system (DBMS), running on an IBM POWER8 S824L Linux server, achieved new records in a set of 17 STAC-M3 tests, including the best-ever results for jitter. Adding together the mean response times for these 17 tests, eXtremeDB Financial Edition on POWER8 took 44% less time than the nearest competitive solution while using just one-third the number of cores. This solution provides a significant cost/performance benefit to clients in the financial industry.

These new STAC-M3 results bested standing performance records in 6 of the 17 tests, and set records for lowest standard deviation of results (lowest jitter) in 5 of 17 tests. The results build on previous record-setting STAC-M3 implementations by McObject and IBM that, when combined, hold 16 of the 17 test performance records when compared to all other solutions using non-clustered 2-socket servers. These results demonstrate the value of eXtremeDB and the IBM POWER8 system for analytics and big data workloads in capital markets, where low-latency and low-jitter are key attributes.

Read McObject’s announcement of the STAC-M3 results. Download the STAC report.

November 11, 2014 – Results of cloud-based STAC-M3 using eXtremeDB Financial Edition on Lucera Compute

McObject worked with Lucera  to deliver a STAC-M3 benchmark using eXtremeDB Financial Edition on the Lucera Compute high-performance, collocated cloud computing infrastructure for financial institutions.

Together, the DBMS and cloud-based infrastructure beat standing records in five of the 17 benchmark tests. Compared to previous STAC-M3 benchmarks using different DBMSs, the McObject-Lucera pairing delivered performance that on average is

  • More than three times (3x) as fast as the best previously published result for the Multi-User Intervalized Statistics – 50 Threads benchmark (STAC-M3.β1.50T.STATS-UI.TIME)
  • More than twice as fast for the Multi-User Intervalized Statistics – 100 Threads benchmark (STAC-M3.β1.100T.STATS-UI.TIME)
  • More than twice as fast for the National Best Bid and Offer benchmark (STAC-M3.β1.1T.NBBO.TIME)

Read the announcement of the November, 2014 STAC-M3 Benchmark test results. Download the STAC report.

October 23, 2014 – STAC-M3 Results for eXtremeDB Financial Edition on IBM POWER8 Hardware

eXtremeDB Financial Edition paired with IBM Power8 hardware achieved new speed records for nine of the 17 benchmark tests, including performance that on average is

  • More than four times (4x) as fast as the best previously published result for the “Volume Curves” benchmark
  • More than four times (4x) as fast for the “Multi-User Intervalized” Statistics algorithm
  • More than twice as fast for the “Market Snapshot” algorithm
  • More than twice as fast for the “National Best Bid and Offer” (NBBO) benchmark

In these tests, eXtremeDB Financial Edition running on Power8 hardware achieved a sum of mean benchmark times 1.6x faster than the best previously published STAC-M3 results (66 seconds vs. 106 seconds).

The tests marked the first published STAC-M3 results using industry-standard SQL as the database interface language. They utilized several recently introduced eXtremeDB Financial Edition features, including distributed query processing (the database was partitioned horizontally across 72 shards) and the ability to pipeline vector-based statistical functions from within SQL.

Download the STAC report.


November 5, 2012 – STAC-M3 Results for eXtremeDB Financial Edition with Kove, Dell and Mellanox Hardware

Highlights of these STAC-M3 benchmark tests– which examined eXtremeDB Financial Edition with hardware from Dell, Kove and Mellanox – include:

  • 9x the previously published best result on tests using the “Theoretical P&L” algorithm
  • 7x the best previously published result for the “Year High Bid” benchmark
  • Double the previously published best results for both “National Best Bid and Offer” (NBBO) and “Market Snapshot” algorithms
  • Lower standard deviations of latency than the previously best results for 13 of the 17 operations

The last result, record-setting low standard deviation of latency, means that financial calculations will be predictably fast. Capital markets developers can expect tighter bounds on application performance (performance will not swing wildly) and have confidence that processing will not bog down at critical times.

Read McObject’s announcement of the November 2012 STAC M3 Benchmark test results. Download the STAC report.