Solid State Drives - SSDs - are a product of convenience, not good architecture. Storage systems need to be re-architected to achieve the highest performance of NAND flash and, soon, byte-addressable non-volatile memory. Here's an example.
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Samsung has announced that it has begun production of its new Universal Flash Storage chips, which the company claims have a random reading speed up to 28 times faster than external memory cards.
The flash memory maker beat Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter, but its chief executive wanted better results.
Toshiba's SSHD range features second-generation NAND flash memory to improve performance levels.
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According to analysts, in-memory Hybrid Transaction / Analytical Processing (HTAP) is the future of business applications.
Microsoft's 'Bingification' of applications officially has begun with its integration of Bing search into Word Online.
The company transplants its vertically stacked flash memory breakthrough from its enterprise drives to SSDs for home use, with a starting price of $100 for the 120GB model.
SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra maintained praise for the company's accomplishments, noting that 2014 has still been a record year for the flash memory maker.
If encryption just isn't secure enough for you, these new solid-state drives will wipe their data or even physically fragment their flash memory when the owner sends the device an SMS message.
As the gap between the cost of hard drives and flash begins to shrink, Violin Memory is seeing more enterprises adopt flash in their datacentres.
NASA will be reformatting the flash memory on its Mars rover Opportunity.
If the power savings and performance claims pan out, these DIMMs will be popular in large memory applications — VM servers, in-memory databases — where DRAM power is a significant cost and more performance is always welcome.
The new solid-state drives, apparently using Toshiba flash memory, will join RAM as the latest component sporting the Radeon badge.
Oracle's summer of product launches continues as Database 12c becomes generally available. Will all applications go in-memory?
The vertically stacked data layers promise faster performance than solid-state drives using conventional NAND flash memory, but at a higher price.
The firm launches a flash storage array that introduces a data services software suite aimed at replicating a wider range of the capabilities found in spinning disc storage arrays.
MemSQL's CEO sees in-memory technology as the best way to enable real time transactions and analytics applications. He also sees this as the basis for extremely fast big data solutions.
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