Database

OCZ Launches Database Accelerator

OCZ ZD-XL GraphicOCZ has just introduced a new software/hardware combination aimed at accelerating the performance of Microsoft SQL Server.  The OCZ ZD-XL SQL Accelerator combines a custom PCIe SSD with caching software optimized for the SQL Server workload.  The company boasted that this product won the “Best of Interop 2013” award, a distinction certainly worth crowing about!

How does this product differ from standard caching software?  OCZ tells us that the key elements required to Continue reading

Another Look at SSD Performance

Percona Benchmarks of SSD Performance across a Range of File SIzesLast week The SSD Guy was at a conference for users of the open source MySQL database program.  This is a gathering of foward-thinking mavericks who try new technologies ahead of many others.  This group has been deeply involved with SSDs for at least the past four years.

Vadim Tkachenko, co-founder of Percona (the show’s sponsor) shared a lot of significant new research that he has performed over the past year on SSDs.  I thought the chart in this post’s graphic Continue reading