Analyst Brief - Driving Down Hardware Costs for High Performance Databases
As one would expect, many line of business applications and back-office IT services are very dependent upon the performance and availability of their underlying databases. They, in turn, are reliant upon the speed and reliability of the underlying servers and storage. Understandably, enterprises are constantly
searching for ways to improve on both while holding the line on costs.
State-of-the-art parallel processing techniques and new software-defined storage practices can have a profound, positive impact on database and application performance. At the same time, they can significantly reduce hardware costs.
This paper explores some of those noteworthy new approaches aimed at the I/O challenges of high-performance databases. Surprisingly, they have more to do with software innovations than exotic hardware.