I had originally posted this on the 16th of September, but I had been changing hosting providers and such and it has managed to drop through the cracks. So, if you didn’t see it before here it is..
I have long held the opinon that SSD (Solid State Disk) drives are going to be a major part of the database future. I just checked and I wrote a blog posting about them two years ago. I am not alone in this opinion. It has long been realized that both I/O access speed and throughput increases have not kept pace with the increases in CPU power and the steadily decreasing cost of RAM. Storage space has increased, but both access speed and throughput performance have only had marginal increases in performance.
Solid state disks have long held the promise of lowered access speeds, especially when it comes to random access. Even so, prices for SSD drives have been high and space small (compared to standard hard …[Read more]