AHA Announces Results from KX Systems Evaluation

The AHA372 PCI-Express delivers up to 40X compression performance increase for KX Systems database software

MOSCOW, Idaho--()--AHA Products Group announced today that KX Systems, a leader in high-performance database systems, particularly in financial services, has completed the evaluation of the AHA372 PCI-Express 20 Gbps GZIP Compression Accelerator with its kdb+ software. The results demonstrate up to a 40X increase in compression performance while freeing up CPU resources for other, time critical, kdb+ operations. KX Systems’ users have been taking advantage of the AHA367's 10 Gbps performance for some time, but the AHA372 brings the performance enhancement to a higher level.

In an industry driven by a desire to perform operations faster, this offloading of the CPU leads to a significant overall performance increase. This increase is evident in the KX Systems evaluation results.

"To put this into some perspective," states Charles Skelton, Chief Technical Officer, KX Systems, "A kdb+ user ingesting a day of NYSE TAQ data could potentially improve their write down time by a factor of 260 if they switched to multithreaded mode with the AHA372. The integration of the AHA compression card, using provided libraries, is a quick process with the end users experiencing the performance enhancements in just hours.”

“It is a great honor to work so closely with the development team at KX Systems,” stated Paul Langworthy, AHA’s Director of Sales. “AHA's goal is to help our customers optimize their products to maximize performance. The kdb+ database software is a respected performance leader in the financial industry and the fact that our hardware can further enhance their solution is yet another realization of this long held goal.”

Availability & Pricing

The AHA372 is currently shipping in production and orders are being accepted now. AHA is also offering free 30-day evaluations for qualified customers.

About AHA Products Group

For over 26 years, AHA has been the global leader in Lossless Data Compression and Forward Error Correction and now supports crypto acceleration technologies. Based in Moscow, Idaho, the design center develops and markets ICs, PCBs, and IP Cores for commercial and government customers worldwide. AHA products are used in Network Transmission, WAN Optimization, Enterprise Storage, Satellite and Terrestrial Communications, and a wide variety of other systems where data throughput and integrity are vital. A recognized technology innovator, AHA has a reputation for exceptional product quality, reliability, outstanding customer service and is an AS9100 certified manufacturer. AHA Products Group of Comtech EF Data Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL). For more information, please visit www.aha.com.

Contacts

AHA Products Group
Comtech EF Data Corp.
Joel Bifford, 208-892-5600
Inside Sales Manager
sales@aha.com

Release Summary

AHA Products Group announces results from KX Systems' evaluation of the AHA372 PCI-Express 20 Gbps GZIP Compression Accelerator with kdb+ software.

Contacts

AHA Products Group
Comtech EF Data Corp.
Joel Bifford, 208-892-5600
Inside Sales Manager
sales@aha.com