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NVMe Excels with Tough Workloads (and we have the data to prove it)

NVMe is the new kid and its star is bright and rising fast. NVMe sits squarely at the top of storage, driving flash potential and adoption info to a broad range of real world applications and...

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Make Better MySQL Storage Choices In Your Data Center – Choose SSDs with NVMe™

We’ve shown lots of results with different RDBMS platforms and OLTP – what could our Micron 9200 series of SSDs with NVMe™ do for MySQL and OLTP?

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How to future-proof Apache Cassandra with NVMe SSDs.

When we scale a data set – either locally or in the cloud, through expanded sources, deeper analytics, online/real-time results, medial trials and research and a host of other sources – performance...

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Your Data Can’t Wait: NVMe SSDs Bring More Transactions, More Fulfillment to OLTP Platforms

Years ago (more than I care to admit), we faced some serious limitations when we wanted application performance. We had high RPM hard disk drives (HDDs) – relatively fast, anyway (we thought of 15K...

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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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