Memory via PCIE-SSD as the authoritative data source

i’ve blogged a few times about Fusion-IO devices and my experiences with SSD. I’ve been thinking about the implications of large in-memory databases that retain persistence and transactional capabilities. Turns out the game may be changing long-term to an in-memory database model forscalability. I.e. Fusion-IO demonstrated technology that extends memory to Fusion-IO devices and supports up to…

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The potential of SSD for millions of IOPS on increasingly larger databases

NOTE: There is an update to this article at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoftbob/archive/2010/11/08/pcie-ssd-update-optimizing-sql-backup-performance.aspx regarding the throughput I was able to achieve on my own configuration with the Fusion-io backup process.  Through some parameter changes on the backup command, was able to double the throughput of the backup to Raid-10 and more than triple speed to the Null device….

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