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Big Data and The SSD Mystique

This week Josh Goldstein argues that big data is an area that can truly benefit from storage innovation based on SSDs. He claims that many organizations are currently constrained in the types of analytics they’re able to perform because it is impossible or uneconomical to perform the queries using today’s storage technology – even when accelerated by SSDs.... Read more…

Big Data I/O Benchmark Gains Steam

Although Fusion-io was the first to break the B-IOP barrier, others in the storage market are stepping with their own unique claims to I/O fame. For instance, today Virident and NEC announced a system that can handle 1.2 million... Read more…

Bar Set for Data-Intensive Supercomputing

This week the San Diego Supercomputer Center introduced the flash-based, shared memory Gordon supercomputer. Built by Appro and sporting capabilities at the 36 million IOPS range, the center's director made no mistake in stating that a new era of data-intensive science has begun. Read more…

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