Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 20:30 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "In the past five years, flash memory has progressed from a promising accelerator, whose place in the data center was still uncertain, to an established enterprise component for storing performance-critical data. It's rise to prominence followed its proliferation in the consumer world and the volume economics that followed. With SSDs, flash arrived in a form optimized for compatibility - just replace a hard drive with an SSD for radically better performance. But the properties of the NAND flash memory used by SSDs differ significantly from those of the magnetic media in the hard drives they often displace. While SSDs have become more pervasive in a variety of uses, the industry has only just started to design storage systems that embrace the nuances of flash memory. As it escapes the confines of compatibility, significant improvements in performance, reliability, and cost are possible."
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RE[2]: Comment by TempleOS
by Laurence on Mon 15th Apr 2013 11:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by TempleOS"
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Many databases are already run off RAM. Sometimes via dedicated RAM storage engines, sometimes using more conventional storage engines which are pointed towards virtual file system (read: RAM disk).

In fact for all the instances where it makes sense running a file system in RAM, we have already have RAM disk.

Edited 2013-04-15 11:13 UTC

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