This paper showcases the deployment of a MariaDB server on a two-layer PowerFlex system. The validation tests could achieve 2 Million IOPS under submillisecond latency with the ability to scale linearly using additional or more powerful hardware.
This paper also describes the recommended best practices to achieve high database performance for the MariaDB server. Using the PowerFlex two-layer configuration will help achieve high performance while having the ability to scale compute and storage resources independently.
PowerFlex snapshots can be used to create MariaDB database consistent copies for purposes such as backup, or the creation of additional environments such as for test, development, and reporting.