Over at our sister site Information Week, blogger Jeff Bertolucci has an interesting list of six predictions for big data in the coming year from experts and executives in the field. All of them are worth taking a closer look at, but a couple stand out.
Concerned about the high overhead associated with the traditional SCSI storage stack in operating systems, high-end SSD makers created a new protocol, Non-Volatile-Memory-express (NVMe), for PCIe-connected SSD that reduces interrupt handling and transfer processing by a huge amount. The result of this approach is a major boost in performance for the ...
The second in a series of articles on the use of erasure coding for data storage has been published on our sister site Network Computing, and while the last one was all about the history, this new one is all about how to get it to work.
The race to reach pricing parity between flash and hard disk storage will become a tie within about 12 months, if not sooner, according to the majority of our community members. It looks like it would take a miracle for it to take any longer, but anything can happen in this game.
With the industry just having figured out that the new storage tiering consists of flash/SSD as the primary layer and bulk HDD as the secondary layer, the HDD is facing a new challenge. Large capacity SSD drives are being talked up by several major players as an alternative to HDDs up to 10GB in capacity.
As it has grown in importance, we have written about erasure coding here at Storage Acceleration more frequently, but it has always been from the perspective of a knowledgeable storage veteran who is familiar with the concept. So I was pleased to see our sister site Network Computing post an in-depth primer on the topic.
I confess that I enjoy when another website covers our sponsor, SanDisk, because then I can cover the article on that site without the journalistic concerns of directly covering the company that pays the site's bills. When that story is as in depth and far reaching as the recent one on Anandtech.com, all the better.