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Does All-Flash Eliminate the need for Database Tuning?

Database administrators (DBAs) spend a large portion of their day optimizing databases. Do all-flash arrays eliminate that need? While in most cases, the answer to any IT question is “it depends”, in this instance the answer is an emphatic NO!.

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Live Webinar: Optimizing Flash Storage for SQL Databases

Is your flash system up to the challenge? For many organizations, Microsoft SQL is the heartbeat of the business and IT professionals are under pressure to increase performance, reduce costs and improve protection. Storage vendors will point you toward flash.

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SlideShare: The Bifurcation of the Flash Market

The flash market started out monolithically. Flash was a single media type (high performance, high endurance SLC flash). Flash systems also had a single purpose of accelerating the response time of high-end databases. But now there are several flash options.

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StorageShort: The Problem With Splunk Storage Management

Of all the new applications on the market today, Splunk does make one of the best attempts to manage storage. It uses a bucket metaphor to make sure data is in the most performance and cost appropriate storage type. When

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StorageShort: Does Flash Durability Matter Anymore

When the enterprise started using flash, the durability of that media was a major concern for both vendors and IT professionals. It grew a little closer to failure each time data was written to the flash device. Visions of banks

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Splunk Storage Basics

Splunk is software for searching, monitoring and analyzing machine-generated data. While there is a lot of talk about “big data initiatives”, this is the big data that organizations have right now. Use cases include predictive analytics for IT operations, security

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The Performance Realities Facing Deep Flash

One of the more interesting developments in the flash market is the introduction of extremely high density flash systems that can store multiple petabytes of capacity in a few rack units. Once you factor in the power and floor space

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