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Violin Memory Voted Best Data Storage Solution by Database Trends and Applications

Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM), a leading provider of all-flash storage arrays, today announced that the Violin All Flash Array was voted Best Data Storage Solution by the readers of Database Trends and Applications in the inaugural DBTA Readers Choice Awards. In addition, the Violin Windows Flash Array was voted a finalist for the Best Database Performance Solution.

“As enterprise IT departments continue to look for ways to increase efficiency while deriving greater value from their information assets, the array of technology options available for storing, protecting, integrating, enhancing and analyzing data has grown immensely,” said Thomas Hogan Jr., Group Publisher of Unisphere Media and DBTA, a division of Information Today, Inc. “To showcase valuable products and services in the marketplace, Database Trends and Applications magazine created this special contest in which the winners, such as Violin, are selected by the users, its readers.”

“Today’s enterprises are under constant pressure to reduce costs, improve performance, and increase revenue, yet the time needed to read or write data from storage directly impacts database performance,” said Eric Herzog, CMO and SVP Alliances at Violin Memory. “Violin All Flash Arrays unlock the potential of enterprise database business infrastructure, while transforming data center economics. Whether you use Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server or SAP HANA databases for online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, or analytics, Violin arrays deliver high-performance, low latency, and petabyte scalability as a gold standard storage solution for business critical decision processing.”

Hundreds of global enterprises accelerate databases, applications, and business decisions with Violin All Flash Arrays, while realizing the transformational economic benefits all-flash solutions deliver to their enterprise. Violin all-flash storage arrays feature the unique Flash Fabric Architecture™ that harnesses the power of flash to deliver industry-leading performance and resiliency in a compact form factor allowing Violin management and optimization from the application layer all the way through the stack down to the individual flash.

A single 3U array delivers more than 1 million IOPS with consistent, spike-free latencies that are sub 500 microseconds (.5 milliseconds), a full order of magnitude lower than legacy storage products. These game-changing features make the Violin Memory 6000, and now the Concerto™ 7000, the storage solutions of choice for high performance, real-time decision-making business applications with stringent service level requirements.

IT decision makers depend on unified storage management and comprehensive data services software including synchronous and asynchronous replication and stretch metro cluster capabilities for their critical applications. In addition, storage snapshots, thin provisioning, LUN and capacity expansion, as well as advanced data protection and storage scaling complements a robust enterprise solution offering. Violin’s Symphony™ storage management console as well as Concerto™ and Windows Flash Array enterprise data services enable business agility, allowing enterprises and IT infrastructure cloud providers to consolidate data center resources and enable new business opportunities.

More than 20,000 technology users at organizations across the globe weighed in on their preferred products through the DBTA Readers Choice Awards. The results of the DBTA Readers Choice Awards will be published as a special section in the August edition of Database Trends and Applications magazine and on

The Violin family of award-winning all flash solutions will be featured globally at:

  • VMworld USA 2014, being held August 24-27 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA., Booth # 2305
  • Oracle OpenWorld, being held September 28 – October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA., Booth #307
  • VMworld Barcelona, being held October 13 – October 17 at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via, North Hall 8, Barcelona, Spain

For a complete list of where Violin’s all-flash solutions can be seen over the next few months, please visit us at –

About Violin Memory, Inc.

Business in a Flash. Violin Memory transforms the speed of business with high performance, always available, low cost management of critical business information and applications. Violin’s All Flash optimized solutions accelerate breakthrough CAPEX and OPEX savings for building the next generation data center. Violin’s Flash Fabric Architecture™ (FFA) speeds data delivery with chip-to-chassis performance optimization that achieves lower consistent latency and cost per transaction for Cloud, Enterprise and Virtualized mission-critical applications. Violin's All Flash Arrays and Appliances, and enterprise data management software solutions enhance agility and mobility while revolutionizing data center economics. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at

All Violin Memory news releases (financial, acquisitions, manufacturing, products, technology, etc.) are issued exclusively by Business Wire and are immediately thereafter posted on the company's external website, Violin, Violin Memory, the Violin Memory logo, Concerto, Symphony and Flash Fabric Architecture (FFA) are trademarks of Violin Memory, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Violin Memory Forward-looking Statement

This public announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements with respect to: (1) the possible business, financial and other results that customers and others may realize by using Violin’s products; and (2) Violin Memory’s business plans and strategy. Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect Violin Memory's business performance and financial results are included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," in Violin Memory's annual report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which is available on the Violin Memory's investor relations website at and on the SEC's website at All forward-looking statements in this public announcement are based on information available to Violin Memory as of the date hereof, and Violin Memory does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

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