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Understanding I/O: Random vs Sequential

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on August 15, 2018

 

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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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