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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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Hardware Matters More Than Ever

Violin Briefing Note The storage industry is going through growing pains. Especially over the last two and a half years as it tries to adapt to flash storage, cloud storage and software-defined storage. Pillars of the industry struggle to meet

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Flash As Memory Instead of Storage

Diablo Technologies Memory1 Briefing Note Flash is typically thought of as a fast alternative to storage, the ultimate hard drive upgrade. But it is memory, so there is no reason IT can’t use it as an alternative to DRAM. The

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24 Million IOPS on a Single Device

Crossbar Briefing Note Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) is the nirvana of the memory and storage market. It provides most of the speed and durability of RAM but the persistence of flash. The combination should drive both in-memory computing initiatives and high

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Are the Hardware Requirements of Your NoSQL Database Killing Your Budget?

When SSD isn’t fast enough for you, the rules have changed. Databases have always wanted more memory, but the demands of applications like Cassandra and Couchbase take this to a new level. The demands of NoSQL databases like Cassandra and

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Overcome Couchbase and Cassandra DRAM Aggravation

Couchbase and Cassandra count on the active data set to be in RAM. To overcome the RAM limits of a single server and to make more compute available, the environments run in a cluster that aggregates the RAM and CPU

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NoSQL is Breaking Storage

NoSQL databases like Cassandra and Couchbase are quickly becoming key components of the modern IT infrastructure. However this modernization creates new challenges – especially for storage. These modern applications all count on DRAM memory to deliver rapid results to user

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Webinar: 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 as RAM not Storage

Briefing Note: Diablo Delivers Flash As Memory Since its introduction to the enterprise, flash has been viewed as an expensive but fast alternative to the hard disk drive, but not as inexpensive as RAM. Flash implementation options like PCIe SSDs

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