Artikelen gelabeld: flash disk

Getting the most out of your server resources


As an advocate on database virtualization, I often challenge customers to consider if they are using their resources in an optimal way. And so I usually claim, often in front of a skeptical audience, that physically deployed servers hardly ever reach an average utilization of more than 20 per cent (thereby [...]

Announcing my Openworld 2013 presentation material


Last Tuesday I had the privilege to present at Oracle Openworld 2013 together with Sam Marraccini (the guy with the big smile here in the pic) from EMC’s Flash products division. Sam introduced the various EMC Flash offerings we have, and I discussed some experiences and best practices from the [...]

Linux Disk Alignment Reloaded


My all-time high post with the most pageviews is the one on Linux disk alignment: How to set disk alignment in Linux. In that post I showed an easy method on how to set and check disk alignment under linux. Enough has been written on why disk alignment is important but here [...]

Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine: Timely Thought...


Reblogged from Kevin Closson's Blog: Platforms, Databases and Storage: Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine – An Introduction On October 1, 2012 Oracle issued a press release announcing the Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine. Well-chosen words, Oracle marketing, surgical indeed. Words matter. Games Are Games–Including Word Games Oracle didn’t issue a press release [...]