Mission Critical MongoDB and CaptiveSAN

Give your application what it craves most: near-zero latency storage. A SAN so fast it’s undetectable to the application and CPU, it simply looks and acts like server captive flash, exactly what the application wants to see

MongoDB Storage Architecture | Deploy Near-Zero Latency MongoDB Storage

MongoDB storage architecture, it’s all about storage and networking latency, the removal of it, and the wholesale unlocking of IOPS and bandwidth beyond your wildest dreams

When considering mongoDB storage architecture options, considering performance and scalability concerns becomes critical. Considerations for storage options should always include a deep dive into the storage and networking platform choices, with the removal of storage and networking latencies being at the forefront of all decision making.

Let’s face it, everyone knows today that the real issue with all high performance applications and databases is LATENCY. Sure you can procure workarounds, there are lots of them, all doing very similar things in an attempt to compensate for the legacy latency in the storage and networking complexes. Latencies that crush performance and bottleneck IO, IOPS, and bandwidth. Unshackle yourself for the future, and look to CaptiveSAN to unlock and un-sequester those elusive IOPS, bandwidth and consolidation challenges that exist in today’s scale-out, hyper-converged, and software defined storage and networking solutions. With the latency all but removed, you can unlock everything, performance increases you thought unthinkable, cost reductions you thought unthinkable, and consolidation you thought unthinkable. That’s CaptiveSAN, Unthinkable Storage!

The Only NVMe-oE Native End to End NVMe Storage SAN Available

We removed the storage controller, the storage protocols, and all of the chatty, latency filled legacy networking complex that has bottlenecked IO for decades, and replaced it with an entirely new breed of NVMe SAN storage. NVMe SAN storage in a headless state that merely moves the data packet from application to storage allows for near-zero latency (unrivaled 1.5-3.0 μs), and the unfettered access to unprecedented usable IOPS (20 Million), nearly limitless bandwidth (96GBs), and unheard of storage density (720TB), in the worlds most dense (2U package) and only truly linear scaling platform.

MongoDB Storage Architecture

When it comes to MongoDB storage architecture, one thing is for sure, there are lots of different opinions and ways of doing things in an attempt to extract the maximum out of the environment. Until now, most admins have had a limited set of tools in the tool box to address challenges that lie beyond MongoDB itself. When it comes to storage architecture, performance issues, tuning challenges, configuration setup and optimization, almost any administrator knows, much, if not most of the challenges that exist, are problems that have nothing to do with MongoDB, but everything to do with the latency heavy, legacy storage and networking complexes that connect the needed storage capacity to the application and CPU. Workarounds for these issues become eternally problematic, especially at scale. Scale-out, Hyper-convergence and other Software Defined Storage options create additional latencies in the process of getting more out of the environment. It’s true, they improve on older technologies in use, but are only temporary workarounds that buy marginal improvements at the expense of other inefficiencies. Why not choose to solve the challenge once and for all, remove the legacy latencies altogether.

Gain the advantage, remove your storage and networking latencies and realize performance gains you thought unthinkable, rid yourself of data center sprawl that is truly unthinkable and do it for an unthinkable low price. That’s Unthinkable Storage. CaptiveSAN

MongoDB Storage Architecture at Scale for High Performance Workloads | Mixed Workloads in the Same Enclosure | NAND & Optane

When it comes to ultra high performance, there really is only one choice for your MongoDB deployment with regards to the storage architecture, CaptiveSAN. As the worlds only MongoDB storage able to network pools of mixed NVMe NAND and high performance Intel Optane drives, you can squeeze every last bit of performance out of the application, nobody, and we mean nobody, can do that but Apeiron with CaptiveSAN. Can you say truly memory class storage?

When it comes to mission critical MongoDB and storage architecture into the petabytes, it’s all about removing the latencies

Apeiron’s CaptiveSAN affords MongoDB near-zero latency SAN class storage in a headless state. With the storage and networking latencies removed, MongoDB has unfettered access to industry leading bandwidth, IOPS, and storage density.

  • 2U enclosure
  • 20 million IOPS
  • 96GBs
  • 720TB and growing capacity
  • Mixed NAND and OPTANE workloads
  • Mere 1.5-3.0 μs of added latency

Storage Architecture for MongoDB

With IO blocking infrastructure out of the way, you can release all of the sequestered IOPS and Bandwidth available and unlock the full potential of your Big Data and High Performance Computing programs

Today, MongoDB storage architecture for high performance databases in mission critical big data application looks to see server captive flash in a horizontally scaling environment, but in doing so, scaling becomes the next bottleneck you encounter, and it’s coupled with server sprawl, and escalating infrastructure costs and overhead. In an ideal world, what MongoDB really needs to see is server captive flash at scale, without the inefficiencies scale-out and hyper-convergence create, what it really needs to see is CaptiveSAN, petabytes of externally pooled NVMe flash drives, so fast that it simply looks and acts like server captive flash to the CPU and application.

You can bet your bottom dollar that a big part of the solution to your current or future MongoDB challenges will be solved with CaptiveSAN. Linearly scalable to petabytes of data, tens of thousands of drives, billions of IOPS, and nearly unlimited bandwidth, CaptiveSAN is ready to unleash performance you have never seen before while running MongoDB. CaptiveSAN is so fast, that to MongoDB and the CPU, it simply looks, and acts, like server captive flash, but has none of the scale-out server sprawl and cost issues associated with typical high performance MongoDB deployments.

SAN Based, Commercial Off the Shelf MongoDB Storage Architecture for High Performance Mission Critical Databases Into the Petabytes, All Looking Like Server Captive Flash! Near-Zero Latency CaptiveSAN is the Only Choice!

Call Apeiron today and unleash MongoDB at scale with the world’s best and fastest MongoDB storage architecture available. Let MongoDB feast upon your data, and gain the competitive advantage your business or organization needs before it’s too late and the competition does.

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MongoDB and Apeiron CaptiveSAN

When you rely on MongoDB to solve your Big Data performance and cost issues, there is only one storage platform, that in combination, will allow you to truly unlock the value of Big Data: CaptiveSAN

The world’s first near-zero latency end to end, native NVMe software defined storage and networking platform

Zero Compromise MongoDB Storage: CaptiveSAN

With MongoDB managing your data, shouldn’t you have something equally capable managing the data path? CaptiveSAN offers an historic first, delivering the highest performant, most dense, and lowest TCO, in the industry. CaptiveSAN, Zero Compromise MongoDB Storage

Near-Zero Latency Storage at Scale: Why MongoDB Craves CaptiveSAN

You’ve won half the battle by choosing MongoDB to gain efficiencies, but your data and the insight it contains is still being sequestered behind legacy latency filled storage and networking IO blocking infrastructure.

  • Unheard of 1.5-3.0 μs of added latency
  • Unheard of Usable IOPS per RU: 20 million per 2U
  • Unheard of Density: 720TB and growing per 2U
  • Unfettered Bandwidth per 2U: 96GBs

Unlock the Value of Big Data at Scale With MongoDB and CaptiveSAN

Traditional SAN, NAS, Scale-Out, Hyperconverged, and other SDS infrastructures offer little more than IO blocking bottlenecks, and unreasonable tradeoffs in the form of sprawl, management, overhead costs, and performance. You want to extract the maximum from your investment in big data by magnitudes, look at the solution differently, instead of adding layers and complexity in a workaround to gain minimal ground, remove everything, and get everything!

Take a Spin on CaptiveSAN:

We pass all of the performance of NVMe directly to the application with no IO bottlenecks slowing the data path down. Near-zero latency unlocks everything, IOPS and bandwidth in perfect harmony.

Near-Zero Latency SAN and What it Means to MongoDB: Everything

When everyone else zigged, we zagged as the story goes. Our engineers decided to look at the problem of storage latency from a different standpoint, instead of tweaking an existing already archaic storage process, they decided to redefine it, and remove it all. No storage controller, and no legacy latency adding network overhead, just pure straight unfettered access between application, compute, and storage.

We simply pass the native NVMe command from the application and CPU via a hardened layer 2 Ethernet tunnel optimized for transport, to a MAC address on the NVMe drive endpoint, with an FPGA managed process. By removing all of the latency in the data path, we unlock everything.

CaptiveSAN and MongoDB: Performance, Density, and Cost Reduction

Petabyte Scale Flash in an External SAN Package All Presenting to the CPU and Application as Server Captive in Terms of Appearance and Performance!

CaptiveSAN Networked NVMe Flash Storage is in Fact Faster Outside the Box Than Actual Server Captive Flash!


Why CaptiveSAN for MongoDB?

  • CaptiveSAN is the World’s fastest MongoDB storage
  • CaptiveSAN is the World’s most consolidated MongoDB storage
  • CaptiveSAN offers the World’s best TCO for MongoDB storage
  • CaptiveSAN is the World’s best MongoDB storage

Applications We Support

Accelerate and Scale Fast and Big Data


Questions abound when it comes to MongoDB at scale with regards to performance, architecture, scaling, and overall best storage and compute practices. Some of those questions surround the topics listed below. Here at Apeiron you will hear us preach over and over again that latency is the key to unlocking the value of Big Data, your Big Data. It’s really quite simple, remove the latency and forgo workarounds and you will see performance you never thought possible, unthinkable performance.

Topics of Most Interest to Users and Potential Users of MongoDB

MongoDB at Scale

MongoDB Query Performance

Improve MongoDB Query Performance

MongoDB Query Performance Tuning


You don’t know, what you don’t know, contact us today and let us help you understand what’s possible with MongoDB, native, end to end NVMe, and Apeiron’s breakthrough CaptiveSAN technology. You will be shocked at what you are missing.


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