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All Blog Posts by Doug Rollins

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Change in IT can be tough, but is often worth it

Change in IT can be tough, with some of us staying with what we know or being a touch reluctant to move to newer – even if we think newer is better. Some of that is nature, but some of it is...

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How to build fast and powerful MongoDB in smaller, space efficient clusters.

I went out to dinner w/some friends last month. We went to the best pizza restaurant in town. The place is huge and bustling every night (Fridays are the busiest!). Awesome. What does a very...

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The Business Case for NVMe PCIe SSDs

Data-intensive businesses that thrive in today’s environment move quickly, and data centers must move with them. To that end, technologies—such as 40-gigabit (and faster) Ethernet and multicore...

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Flashy OLTP: Amazing, Consistent Performance (and more power efficient, too!)

When I think about what matters in OLTP, the first thing that leaps to my head (and maybe some of yours too) is performance – raw performance. There’s nothing like super-speedy Orders Per Minute...

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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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