Powering SQL Servers on an NVMe All-Flash Array

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Sep 28, 2020 3:39:39 PM

If you need to arrive at an appointment on time and you know you need to take a highway that gets jammed up right at rush hour, wouldn’t you prefer to take a high-speed detour, one with 64,000 lanes instead of just one?

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Topics: SQL, All Flash Array, NVMe

Storage Wars: Thin vs. Thick Provisioning

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 31, 2020 5:49:13 PM

When you’re dealing with a modern, all-flash array, you need data efficiency technology to keep up. Otherwise, what’s the point of having such a speedy solution? Perhaps you’ve heard the terms “thick provisioning” and “thin provisioning.” These terms get tossed around a lot in the storage community, but which is right for you?

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Topics: All Flash Array

Machine Learning, AI, and All-Flash Arrays: Leave Performance Tuning in the Past!

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 10, 2020 9:51:19 AM

Whether you realize it or not, we’re exposed to artificial intelligence and machine-based learning every day. The virtual assistants on our smartphones, the smart speaker in your living room, your social media account, and even your favorite TV-streaming platform all use artificial intelligence and machine learning for optimum performance and personalized user experiences.

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Topics: All Flash Array

4 Benefits of Enterprise Flash Storage

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Mar 9, 2020 10:27:21 AM

Flash storage for enterprise storage systems is quickly becoming the storage entity of choice for many businesses-- especially those who have high-performance needs, or those who use apps for things like accessing or storing to databases or operating artificial intelligence.

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Topics: Extreme Performance, All Flash Array, QV2020

VIOLIN QV2020 for All Budgets & Workloads

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Feb 24, 2020 2:20:25 PM

IT administrators and architects are constantly balancing the needs of applications with the cost to provide the best services possible. Flash storage technology has been at the forefront of this trade-off between cost and benefit for several years, but has recently become more affordable for more applications in the datacenter.

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Topics: All Flash Array, NVMe, cost savings, QV2020

Need for Speed in Oracle Environments – The Impact of Long Tail Latency

Posted by Field Insight on Jun 21, 2019 5:30:00 AM

All communications in an application stack generally take a few microseconds. Some take a few milliseconds which results in higher latency also known as long tail latency.

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Topics: OLTP, Oracle, All Flash Array

What is NVMe? Get Extreme Flash Storage Sans NVMe

Posted by Field Insight on Oct 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

NVMe has been one of the hottest topics in the storage industry for a while now.  Rightfully so, it is making an impact in the storage industry and moving computing forward.  For storage vendors and customers alike, it is important to be ready as certain aspects of NVMe become standard.  There are two key aspects of NVMe, as it promises to solve backend bottlenecks to flash devices and improve the SAN performance to servers over fabrics.  In this blog, I will share my perspective on NVMe flash modules and how, here at Violin, we solve the flash device performance aspect.

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Topics: IOPS, Violin Systems, Extreme Performance, All Flash Array, NVMe