No more bottlenecks: Accelerating real-time data access in blades the solid state way

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted May 19, 2010

One HP BladeSystem customer added SSDs and experienced: 30x faster database replication-during testing, a new read database caught up to the master in 12-1/2 minutes compared to 6-1/2 hours for a standard server; 6x faster complex query processing, from 2700/sec to 350/sec per blade; 30% faster query response times; and 8x faster worst-case disaster recovery.

"Wouldn't it be nice if we could eliminate applications and database performance problems by running them 100% in DRAM? RAM's nanosecond latency makes it ideal as a temporary workspace for operating systems and applications. However, its volatility makes it unsuitable for applications that need to persist data. It's also difficult and expensive to cram enough DRAM into a server. Additionally, its expense makes it impractical to purchase the capacities most applications need." NAND Flash-based cards add terabytes of DRAM-like acceleration to blades in a new persistent memory tier with advanced error checking, self-healing and RAID5-like redundancy.

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