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All Blog Posts by Doug Rollins

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How to give your big data the big performance it requires

We have a problem. A data problem. We have too much of it. Estimates are 163 zettabytes of data created by 2025. Zettabytes. Whoa. Data is not going anywhere, so now we are faced with the challenge...

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Get 36% Faster Hadoop – Without Adding Servers

When IT needs better Hadoop performance from their HDD-based nodes, they typically have two options: They can add more nodes to the existing cluster. This may help meet performance goals, but the...

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What do fast cars and fast storage have in common?

When I was younger, I had friends with fast cars. Kids with fast cars like to see just how fast they are. Now that I have a few (well…many) more years of wisdom, I still appreciate fast – but...

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The top benefits of tunable storage in your data center

Imagine if you could adjust SSD capacity and write performance to match the exact applications, workloads and requirements where you’ll use it. What could it mean for the efficiency of your...

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Need More From Your OLTP Platform?

An OLTP workload is one of the most demanding in the Enterprise. With OLTP, it seems that everything matters. Order processing rates matter. Average response time matters. Response consistency...

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High-speed storage in a hyper-converged solution – enabling new possibilities.

Mellanox, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPe) and Micron recently collaborated to redefine “fast” – as in fast networking, fast throughput, fast data. How fast was fast? 1.2Tib/second on a 12-node...

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Thinking about a better Cassandra? Think Micron and NVMe.

You are in the IT design team, planning a new Cassandra cluster deployment. From your users, you probably hear “…design for performance, defy convention…” but the realities of your planned staffing...

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Rethinking Big Data with Micron Enterprise SSDs

Big data has evolved rapidly. Very recently we thought of ‘big data’ very differently. I’d venture a guess that many reading this remember when big data was synonymous with thoughts like: ‘really...

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Virtualized Hadoop Really Rocks

“Big Data” – I see this mentioned more often than I can count. Industry publications, online seminars, conferences, case studies, training, comparative analysis (“whose Big Data platform is best?”)...

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How M510DC SSD + PostgreSQL Combo Brings High Performance and Easy Scale-Up to Business Intelligence Platforms

Variety is constant, change is constant and demands are constant when designing and deploying a new business intelligence/decision support system (BI/DSS) platform. Build too small and you won’t...

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Get Faster Decision Support With Micron’s M510DC Enterprise SSD in Microsoft SQL Server

Enterprise-grade SSDs have become a mainstay of IT’s data centers. Because they have no moving parts, they excel with highly random workloads. No moving parts mean that there is no delay when...

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Doug’s IT Tech Tip: Why You Need to Use Flash for Virtualization

“Latency kills revenues.” If you had the pleasure of attending VMworld in San Francisco this week, you probably heard this in the keynote presentation. And it’s absolutely true. Let me explain...

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