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

SQL Servers and All-Flash Arrays: The Perfect Pair

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 24, 2020 7:47:07 AM

Structured query language servers, or SQL (sometimes pronounced “Sequel”) servers are becoming an increasingly important tool for any data scientist to have in their toolbox. It’s a key asset that can be used to do all sorts of things, like access, update, insert, manipulate, and modify data, and it also helps in communicating with relational databases.

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Topics: Flash Array, SQL

The Fastest Enterprise Storage in The World

Posted by Mark Lewis on Oct 2, 2018 12:27:45 PM

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 applications run faster, increasing profitability and customer satisfaction. Lowering latency does another cool thing, it lets you consolidate your infrastructure.

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Topics: Oracle, SQL, Storage for DBAs, Storage Array, Virtualization, Violin Systems, Extreme Performance, Critical Applications

Modernize Your Data Platform, a Workshop Series with Microsoft & Violin Systems

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Nov 11, 2014 2:51:33 PM

Can your data platform keep up with increasing demand?

Learn how to avoid sprawl -- and modernize your data platform.  Attend any one of these half-day workshops and learn new approaches to modernize your data platform. These half-day sessions are delivered jointly by Microsoft and Violin Systems at locations across the United Kingdom.

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Topics: SQL

Chat with Team Violin this month in Manhattan, Paris, Seattle & Austin!

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Oct 31, 2014 5:21:35 PM

Chat with Violin Systems in a town near you! Visit with Violin in Manhattan, Paris, Seattle and Austin! Find out for yourself the business advantages of All Flash Arrays from Violin Systems.

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Topics: Business Applications, events, SQL, Technology Trends

SQL Server and the WFA: Part 3 - Reducing CAPEX and OPEX through Simplicity

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Oct 21, 2014 4:07:28 PM

Greetings!

We have previously discussed the Windows Flash Array's (WFA) performance and the importance of latency, and in this blog, we'll focus on how the WFA can deliver a simpler solution that helps transform the economics of your data center.

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Topics: Databases, Products, SQL

Webinar: SQL Server in a Flash

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Sep 11, 2014 12:26:51 PM

Greetings!

Increasing the performance of SQL Server workloads remains a hot topic. Given the importance that tabular data plays not only in your organization, but also that of your trading partners, it’s not at all surprising that this remains of considerable interest. Recently, Sumeet and I took the time to articulate the value proposition for using flash storage in an SQL Server environment. If you’d like to learn a bit more, I invite you to watch this webinar:

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Topics: Databases, Products, SQL

SQL Server and the WFA: Part 2 - Latency Matters

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 28, 2014 11:25:50 AM

Greetings!

The Windows Flash Array (WFA) is all about high throughput, low latency, scalability, and balanced performance. We previously discussed its high throughput, and in this blog, we are going to focus on how latency really matters, especially if you want your databases to hum along providing copious value to your enterprise.

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Topics: Databases, Products, SQL

SQL Server and the WFA: Part 1 - Lots of I/O

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jul 31, 2014 6:39:40 PM

Greetings!

As you probably already know, Violin Systems has announced all-flash arrays integrated with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2, dubbed the Windows Flash Array. If you’ve had a chance to give them the once over, it’s obvious that they are a far cry from a white box server with JBOD attached running Windows Storage Server.

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Topics: Databases, Products, SQL