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What Makes SSDs Different?

It is easy to assume that all SSDs are created equal. The reality is there are two distinct types of SSDs. One set is created for the client market and the other for the data center. The use cases between

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ChalkTalk Video: The SSD Matters

Consumer and Enterprise SSDs, from outward appearances, all look the same. As a result, organizations are sometimes tempted to use consumer SSDs in enterprise use cases or get the least expensive SSD possible. In this ChalkTalk Video, Storage Switzerland’s Lead

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Making Storage Class Memory DIMMs a Reality – Netlist Briefing Note

Storage Class Memory is a technology that places memory and storage on what looks like a standard DIMM board. The DIMM is installed in the memory channel similar to a DRAM DIMM. Supporting storage in the memory channel is challenging

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The Storage Challenges that Cassandra and Couchbase Create

Traditionally databases are scale up, running on a single powerful but expensive server. Distributed databases like Cassandra and Couchbase are scale-out and run on commodity white box servers, each of which becomes a node in a cluster. Traditional databases are

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Persistent Memory is Reality

Everspin Briefing Note The concept of persistent memory, also known as non-volatile DRAM, has been with us for a while. However, the idea of RAM that never loses data even during an unexpected power loss is IT nirvana. Today’s semiconductor

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SlideShare: Overcoming the Storage Challenges Cassandra and Couchbase Create

NoSQL databases like Cassandra and Couchbase are quickly becoming key components of the modern IT infrastructure. But this modernization creates new challenges – especially for storage. Storage in the broad sense. In-memory databases perform well when there is enough memory

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Not All Flash Has To Be A Drive

When IT professionals think of flash storage they often think of something that looks like a hard drive but inside has flash modules instead of platters. The reality is flash can come in a variety of form factors and is

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Using Software To Achieve Full Flash Potential

It is no longer “good enough” to have flash in the server. Where it is in the server is also of vital importance. Moving flash from the SAS interface to the PCI interface to the memory bus has significantly lowered

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Flash Memory Summit Video – How Can Flash and DRAM Work Together?

Flash storage is of course a major theme at the Flash Memory Summit, but also is server memory. The need to increase the amount of memory per server is critical to making applications like MySQL, Splunk, Cassandra and Couchbase live

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