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Financial Compliance Reporting: Using Real-time Data, Part 2

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on August 5, 2016

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Financial Institutions Face Lasting Impacts After ’08 Crash, Part 1

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on July 15, 2016

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It May Be Time To Get Some Advice

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on October 6, 2015

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Fun with Flash Formats

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on April 8, 2015

Like all storage, Flash must be formatted before it’s usable. The format of flash is built around maintaining consistent performance and resiliency. When an all-flash array fills up, it will reuse space to write new data. Erase operations happen in....

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Violin Systems: Making Telco Billing Platforms Fly

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on April 2, 2015

As an Oracle database guy working at Violin Systems in Europe, I get exposed to some truly big, scary database platforms. Sometimes they are important (like the global PeopleSoft database for a well-known world-wide intergovernmental organization),....

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The Business Value of Replication

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on March 31, 2015

The business value of replication is time. What is a minute of online orders worth to your company? How about an hour? How about 2 days? Longer outages can be fatal to your company if data is not available. Your customers start looking elsewhere,....

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The Problem with Batteries

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on March 5, 2015

Batteries in the data center are problematic. Traditional lead-acid batteries outgas hydrogen (an explosive gas), they can leak acid which can make a real mess of cables and equipment, and they take a lot of space in addition to being pretty heavy.....

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The Register asks why you would put traditional enterprise workloads on an All Flash Array? Here's why.

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on February 13, 2015

The Register asks: why would you put traditional enterprise workloads on All Flash Arrays (AFA)?

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The Role of Features in Flash Storage

by Tim Stoakes on February 4, 2015

In this episode of the Architecture Matters Blog Series, I’ll be covering the rising importance of data management features for all-flash arrays.

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How To Beat The Cost of Disk?

by Tim Stoakes on January 27, 2015

In this episode of the Architecture Matters blog series, let's look at the economics of all-flash arrays and Violin’s strategy to make all-flash arrays as affordable as enterprise disk solutions.

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