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Fusion-IO, flash cache and the importance of a good algorithm

Caching algorithms seem pretty arcane, but are very important for the overall performance of networks, databases and storage systems as a whole. Unfortunately, few understand how important they are. Fusion-IO's Lee Caswell talks about an update to the company's ioTurbine and its importance to accelerating virtualized environments.

December 19, 2013 by

IT security spend up, but in the wrong places, Oracle says

Most IT resources security today are plugged into protecting networking equipment from hackers and breaches. Not a bad idea, surely? But most enterprises are now recognizing that the goods hackers want the most are in databases and storage servers.

July 15, 2013

Oracle's Q4 sales fall short

Oracle touted its cloud strategy as well as its hardware products, but the sales miss won't do much to allay concerns that the company is having trouble battling companies like Workday and Salesforce as well as open source databases.

June 20, 2013

SAP HANA: A real-time challenge to the Oracle empire

With SAP's claims that HANA enables companies to run arbitrary, complex queries on billions of records in a matter of seconds as opposed to hours, the vendors of old legacy traditional databases are facing a major challenge, most notably the king of them all, Oracle.

December 12, 2012

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