Say Goodbye to Hard Disk Drives: Why Your SQL Server Needs an All-Flash Array

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Sep 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM

More and more organizations are choosing structured query language servers to power their databases. Why?

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Topics: MySQL, flash storage, Technology Trends, Extreme Performance, cost savings

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

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 5, 2016 12:00:45 PM
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Topics: Business Applications, Products, Technology Trends

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

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jul 15, 2016 3:00:20 PM
Organizations today require an even greater ability to access, analyze and parse data at their discretion to create an accurate picture of the information housed within their institutions. Questions IT leaders must ask themselves include: is there an efficient and cost effective way to report using real-time data while simultaneously ensuring compliancy, and do they have a better understanding of the risks surrounding their data going forward?
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Topics: Business Applications, Technology Trends

“Violin’s Right: SSD Format is WRONG”

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Sep 15, 2015 5:42:31 PM
Did you know that a recent article published by Chris Mellor of The Register states "DSSD says Violin's right: SSD format is WRONG for flash memory" 1
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Topics: Products, Technology Trends

Just Too Compelling

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 5, 2015 9:58:49 AM

"Violin should be on the short list of any enterprise looking to deploy flash storage for primary application environments at scale."
— Eric Burgener, Research Director, Storage, IDC

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Topics: Technology Trends

The Unexpected Side-Effects of Tiering

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Feb 22, 2015 6:05:26 PM

A few months ago, I was visiting a customer, who also happens to be a very large, global retailer. I sat down with their storage architect to get a sense of their environment, their application and technology dependencies, and ultimately, their storage decision criteria. They had been running EMC hybrid arrays for a while.

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Topics: Business, Technology Trends

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

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Feb 13, 2015 12:06:45 PM

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

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Topics: Business Applications, Technology Trends

The Evolution of Storage

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Feb 10, 2015 11:49:02 AM

The theme song to the popular TV show, “The Big Bang Theory” condenses the evolution of the entire cosmos into a snappy one minute, 55 second pop tune. I can sum up the entire evolution of computer storage even more succinctly: Tape, Disk, Flash, and…?

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Topics: Technology Trends

The Role of Features in Flash Storage

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Feb 4, 2015 10:06:22 AM

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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Topics: Business Applications, Technology Trends

How To Beat The Cost of Disk?

Posted by Tim Stoakes on Jan 27, 2015 8:48:12 PM

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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Topics: Business Applications, Technology Trends