IO: Understanding Random vs Sequential

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 15, 2018 10:59:13 AM

Storage for DBAs:

Ever been to one of those sushi restaurants where the food comes round in dishes on a conveyor belt?

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Topics: IO Randomization, MySQL, IO scheduling, Storage for DBAs, SQL Server, Extreme Performance

The Cost of Compromise: #3 I/O Scheduling

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jan 9, 2013 11:25:59 AM

We’ve been sailing through the top 11 tactics that people engage in to make their storage run faster. Tactics that come with costly side effects.

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Topics: cost of compromise, IO scheduling

The Cost of Compromise: 11 Things You Do To Make Storage Run Faster

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Dec 11, 2012 2:21:50 PM

Typically, compromise can be a great thing – certainly a mandate in most relationships; but not in the world of IT, and especially not in the storage space. In IT, compromise always comes at a cost.

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Topics: RAID, caching, IO scheduling, over provisioning, short stroking, summary tables