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The Fastest Enterprise Storage in The World

by Mark Lewis on October 2, 2018

Today we announced a really cool new product called the XVS 8. In a nutshell, we made the fastest enterprise storage in the world – faster. Speed, and by speed, I mean ultra-low latency, can do some amazing things. It does the obvious, it lets your....

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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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Violin Systems to Present at NY Oracle User Group

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on November 11, 2014

Attend the December general meeting of the New York Oracle User Group and find out how to achieve top performance with LXC Linux Containers.

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Postcard from Oracle OpenWorld 2014: The Oracle FS1 Flash Array

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on October 13, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, along with thousands of other people, I attended Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. There were lots of announcements and lots of opportunities to learn (especially at the excellent OakTable....

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Larry Ellison, Harbinger of Change

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on September 24, 2014

This year you could say that #transformation is the best hashtag for Oracle OpenWorld. News of Larry Ellison's stepping down as CEO of Oracle signals a change of season.

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What could you do if your Storage Infrastructure ran @ the Speed of Memory?

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on July 25, 2013

Suspend disbelief for a moment and ponder the following questions: What would your business look like if we made it economical to run your storage infrastructure at speeds closer to that of memory than that of disk storage? How fast would your....

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Modernizing vs Revolutionizing

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on April 26, 2013

SSD’s are like cordless phones and DVD’s.  They made an improvement on an existing technology but didn’t revolutionize its use.  In technology there is a difference between the concept of modernizing and revolutionizing.  Modernizing is finding a....

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Why is flash good for data warehousing?

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on April 26, 2013

Flash is about latency and IOPs so why would it be good for Data Warehousing or Business Intelligence? Excellent question.  Yes, the typical marketing and wow-factor stats around flash are based on latencies and IOPs (Input Output Per Second).  Data....

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Flash for Transactional Workloads

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on April 26, 2013

Transactional workloads are commonly defined as being small atomic pieces of work.  This is in contrast to decision support, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence or otherwise labeled reporting systems that require fewer, larger, more sequential....

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OLTP Performance: The Violin Advantage vs. Exadata and SSDs

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on February 14, 2013

Violin's own Ashminder Ubhi, an Oracle expert, recently tested the OLTP (online transaction processing) storage performance of Violin Systems arrays vs. Exadata and SSD-based solutions using the popular SLOB benchmarking tool. Check out Ubhi's blog....

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