Information- and insight-hungry businesses need to mine huge amounts of data as efficiently as possible. One common infrastructure optimization strategy is to deploy SATA solid-state drives for affordable flash storage. In this report, an Apache Hadoop cluster with HPE Gen10 servers and SATA SSDs are compared with the performance when substituting in Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs. The Intel Optane configuration completed the industry-accepted TeraSort benchmark 28% faster and with 40% more throughput. To learn how to deploy Optane storage technology with HPE servers for high-performance data processing, read the report summary then contact Consiliant Technologies LLC.