An Overview of Flash Storage for Databases

Vadim Tkachenko (Percona Inc), Morgan Tocker (Percona, Inc.)
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This session is a comprehensive look at the state of flash storage today. There’s so much new technology that it’s hard to understand what’s available. This session explains technologies and products: Flash, SSD, FusionIO, MLC, SLC, NAND, and NOR. It looks at benefits and drawbacks of each of them, including a price/space/performance comparison. You’ll see benchmarks and you’ll learn how to get the most from flash storage for MySQL.

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Vadim Tkachenko

Percona Inc

Vadim Tkachenko is CTO and co-founder of Percona Inc. Co-author of “High Performance MySQL”, 2nd edition book.
Expert in application scaling and performance tuning.
5 years experience in benchmarks and profiling, starting from MySQL High-Performance group.

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Morgan Tocker

Percona, Inc.

Morgan is the Director of Training at Percona, Inc. His interests in MySQL include Performance Tuning, scalability and High Availability. He is a regular speaker on these topics in the United States and Canada.

Before joining Percona, Morgan worked as a Technical Instructor for MySQL (and then Sun Microsystems) in Canada where he taught courses on High Availability, Performance Tuning and Database Administration. He has also previously worked in the MySQL Support Team, and enjoyed a brief stint as a Rails developer for social finance website SmartHippo.com.

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