Micron 5100 ECO Enables Faster, More Powerful, and More Responsive MongoDB Than Legacy Storage

By Floyd GoodrichAugust 17, 2017

Today, data center engineers are searching for feasible ways to strike a balance between power efficiency and response times so that future deployments can leverage enhanced responsiveness and minimize environmental footprints.

The growing awareness to reduce the environmental impact is driving next-generation data centers to look for more power-efficient storage architectures that can bring NoSQL databases like MongoDB to enterprises without compromising the performance.

The MongoDB database has the adaptability, flexibility, and extensibility to encompass a wide variety of data types while facilitating accelerated design/deployment cycles. However, in order to reduce the MongoDB cluster environmental footprints, new-age storage designs such as the Micron® 5100 ECO need to be deployed to enable more power efficient data center systems.

The 5100 ECO, a member of Micron's 5100 SSD family, is a data center optimized storage device that has been specifically designed for read-intensive workloads like video streaming. The new solid state drive is available now in ultra-slim form factors with industry-leading capacities of up to 8TB.

Micron Pits Its 5100 ECO SSD Against Legacy Storage

Micron Technology, a global leader in innovative memory and storage solutions, organized an experiment to compare two MongoDB test clusters: the legacy three-node cluster and the 5100 ECO three-node cluster using the Linux® Logical Volume Manager (LVM) for RAID configuration.

Tests Reveal Leading-Edge Power Efficiency of Micron 5100 ECO SSD

Micron analyzed both the legacy cluster and the 5100 ECO by measuring their performance in terms of MongoDB database operations per second in five different MongoDB workload scenarios using the Yahoo! Cloud Serving Benchmark (YCSB) workloads A–D and F.

During each test, Micron recorded the power consumption, which helped them calculate the power efficiency for each workload and each test cluster by dividing the database operations per second by the total power consumed.

The resulting values from the tests clearly indicated the supremacy of 5100 ECO over the legacy test cluster in improving the system's power efficiency. Micron's 5100 ECO three-node cluster outclassed the legacy system with power efficiency improvements from a low of about 8.0X to a high of around 11.0X.

Micron’s 5100 ECO SSD Proves to Be More Responsive MongoDB Clusters

It is commonly believed that an enhancement in power efficiency often leads to performance compromises in database responsiveness. Micron confirmed that this theory doesn't apply for its 5100 ECO SSD.

To validate its claims, Micron recorded cluster response times for each workload and operation type while measuring the power efficiency of the 5100 ECO three-node cluster. The 5100 ECO, in nearly all the workload formats, displayed unprecedented response times as compared to the legacy storage.

The above shows that Micron's 5100 ECO SSD excels in delivering improved power efficiency as well as lower average latency, which essentially means, the 5100 ECO is an enabler of more power-efficient and responsive MongoDB clusters.

Key Specifications of Micron 5100 ECO SSD

The 5100 ECO is a read-intensive model optimized for mission-critical data center workloads. The SATA drive is offered in two variants - M.2 and 2.5-inch - in capacities up to 2TB for the M.2 and 8TB for the 2.5-inch. Notable characteristics of the 5100 ECO SSDs include -

  • NAND Architecture: Micron 3D eTLC
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
  • MTTF: 2M
  • TBW: 0.45-8.4PB
  • Endurance DWPD: <1
  • Form factor: M.2 and 2.5-inch
  • M.2 Capacities: 480GB, 960GB, and 1.92TB
  • 2.5-inch Capacities: 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB, and 7.68TB 

Performance Summary of Micron 5100 ECO SSD

The performance statistics as derived from the test results are as follows -

  • Random read performance (4K): 93,000 IOPS
  • Random write performance (4K): 9000-31,000 IOPS
  • Sequential read performance (128K): 540MB/s
  • Sequential write performance (128K): 380-520MB/s

Micron's 5100 ECO SSDs leverage multiple advantages that make its deployment appealing to data centers. The power-optimized drives, integrating Micron’s FlexPro firmware and AED-256 bit encryption, is ideal for use cases like virtualized environments, open computing, Big Data, content delivery, and database management applications. 

The industry-leading 5100 ECO SSD, with a much lower average latency, aims to ramp up the data access while minimizing the MongoDB cluster environmental footprints. The cutting-edge drive, when combined with MongoDB, completely outshines the legacy storage system in both power efficiency and response times.

For more information about the Micron 5100 ECO SSD, please contact WPGA Memory Specialist Dana Slater.