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The Data Day, A few days: April 29-May 3 2013
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Teradata Q1 disappoints. Actian acquires ParAccel. And more.

For 451 Research clients: Acquisitive Actian adds ParAccel to its growing database portfolio bit.ly/YgeY7k

— Matt Aslett (@maslett) April 29, 2013

For 451 Research clients: Tokutek releases TokuDB database storage engine as open source bit.ly/102xsSW

— Matt Aslett (@maslett) May 1, 2013

For 451 Research clients: Codership replicates partnership success with Galera Cluster for MySQL bit.ly/15dI8Hh

— Matt Aslett (@maslett)

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Green HDs and RAID Arrays
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Some so-called “Green” harddisks don’t like being in a RAID array. These are primarily SATA drives, and they gain their green credentials by being able reduce their RPM when not in use, as well as other aggressive power management trickery. That’s all cool and in a way desirable – we want our hardware to use less power whenever possible! – but the time it takes some drives to “wake up” again is longer than a RAID setup is willing to tolerate. First of all, you may wonder why I bother with SATA disks at all for RAID. I’ve written about this before, but they simply deliver plenty for much less money. Higher RPM doesn’t necessarily help you for a db-related (random access) workload, and for tasks like backups which do have a lot of speed may not be a primary concern. SATA disks have a shorter command queue than SAS, so that means they might need  [Read more...]
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