An Overview of Flash Storage for Databases

Morgan Tocker (09.Mar.2011 at 14:30)
Talk at ConFoo 2011 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

This session is a comprehensive look at the state of flash storage today. There's so much new technology that it's hard to understand what's available. This session explains technologies and products: Flash, SSD, FusionIO, MLC, SLC, NAND, and NOR. It looks at benefits and drawbacks of each of them, including a price/space/performance comparison. You'll see benchmarks and you'll learn how to get the most from flash storage for MySQL - but the improvements will likely translate similar for other databases as well.

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Rating: 5 of 5

09.Mar.2011 at 15:29 by Ian Barber (86 comments)

Fantastic talk, interesting area despite the fact I'm not likely to be splashing out on a $6k fusionio in the immediate future. Really enjoyed the depth of knowledge and the visible enthusiasm for the subject, met every expectation.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Mar.2011 at 11:24 by Philip Tellis (20 comments)

Very good talk especially since these are not tests that I could ever have tried myself given the costs involved. Morgan's thorough coverage of the subject means that I can just use the results with confidence.

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