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NeuroBlade Demonstrates Acceleration of Analytics Workload by up to 100x, using its SQL Processing Unit (SPU™ ) Technology

NeuroBlade Collaborates with KIOXIA to Demonstrate NeuroBlade SPU™ at Flash Memory Summit 2023

PALO ALTO, Calif.– NeuroBlade, a pioneer in data analytics acceleration, is revolutionizing the speed and performance of query processing on petabyte-sized datasets. Today, NeuroBlade is excited to announce the successful demonstration of its NeuroBlade Hardware Enhanced Query System (HEQS™) utilizing KIOXIA CM7 Series Enterprise NVMe SSDs. This groundbreaking solution empowers customers to harness the full potential of high-performance SSD throughput, resulting in query performance improvements of up to 100 times.

Despite improvements, general-purpose CPUs struggle to keep up with the growing I/O throughput, which has increased by approximately 17 times in the past 5 years. NeuroBlade’s purpose-built SPU architecture overcomes traditional CPU limitations, eliminating system bottlenecks and enabling high-speed query processing regardless of complexity. This delivers unmatched performance, reduces footprint, and improves energy efficiency. With NeuroBlade, organizations can fully leverage their data assets to identify new business opportunities and deliver enhanced services at a lower cost.

The NeuroBlade HEQS is a rack-mounted server that combines NeuroBlade’s innovative SQL Processing Unit (SPU™) with high-bandwidth PCIe Gen 4.0/5.0 NVMe flash storage from leading companies, like KIOXIA, and their CM7 Series SSDs. By processing data closer to -storage, the HEQS maximizes the performance of NVMe flash drives, minimizing data movement and accelerating overall system performance for data-intensive tasks. This enables customers to achieve pure linear scalability, scaling their performance to match their largest requirements.

“Our collaboration with KIOXIA strengthens our go-to-market strategy and underscores the growing demand for innovative and powerful solutions,” said Elad Sity, CEO and co-founder of NeuroBlade. “This breakthrough empowers organizations to keep pace with their exponential data growth, elevate analytics performance, and gain an invaluable competitive advantage. We owe this success to our exceptional engineering team, who have worked closely with companies like KIOXIA to unlock this level of innovation for data analytics.”

The NeuroBlade HEQS seamlessly integrates into a customer’s environment, accelerating analytics workloads by 10-100 times while reducing TCO by up to 10 times and power usage by up to 85%. It effortlessly connects to various database query engines without requiring changes to existing data, queries, or code. This significantly enhances performance for analytics workloads such as Business Intelligence (BI), Data Warehouses, Data Lakes, ETL, and more, enabling organizations to achieve substantial improvements in performance, cost, and power efficiency.

“We welcome the collaboration with NeuroBlade and their efforts to address the performance gap in data analysis” said Neville Ichhaporia, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of the SSD Business Unit, KIOXIA America, Inc. “Our CM7 Series SSDs are well-suited for data analytics workloads that require high throughput access to data storage. We are delighted to work with NeuroBlade and contribute to the delivery of an innovative solution that accelerates widely used database applications.”

The demo includes NeuroBlade’s HEQS G100, featuring 32 KIOXIA CM7 Series NVMe drives, 512 GB memory, and 8 NeuroBlade SPUs. By benchmarking standard TPCH tests with a 10TB Scale Factor, the demo highlighted the impressive results achieved by the NeuroBlade accelerated solution compared to a standard server running software only, equipped with 128 CPU cores. The benefits of the NeuroBlade solution included up to 80% utilization of KIOXIA SSD drives I/O throughput, up to 23 times query performance improvement, and up to 21 times improvement in consistent Query Data Scan Rate (QDSR).

NeuroBlade’s demo will be displayed at the KIOXIA booth #307 during the Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2023, taking place from August 8 to 10. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore NeuroBlade’s innovative products and engage with members of the NeuroBlade team for further discussions.

About NeuroBlade

NeuroBlade is pioneering the new standard for data analytics acceleration, enabling organizations to achieve exceptional performance and efficiency in processing large-scale datasets. NeuroBlade’s SQL Processing Unit (SPU™) technology and Hardware Enhanced Query System (HEQS™) revolutionize data analytics by delivering accelerated query performance and unlocking valuable insights in record time. For more information, please visit .


KIOXIA America, Inc. is the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of flash memory and solid-state drives (SSDs). From the invention of flash memory to today’s breakthrough BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, KIOXIA continues to pioneer innovative memory, SSD and software solutions that enrich people’s lives and expand society’s horizons. The company’s innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive, and data centers.


Sarah Shkargi

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