The Software-First Formula

The Software-First Formula

A software-first strategy is not exactly a mathematics equation, but let’s pretend for a moment that it is. First, a few facts about modern data and data centers to help set up our word problem: • Massive volumes of data are ushered through IT infrastructures every...
SSDs vs. HDDs: The Crossover Point

SSDs vs. HDDs: The Crossover Point

I remember it clearly: the first flash drive I bought held 24 megabytes and cost me $30. That’s about three times more than a 32-gigabyte flash drive would cost today. Perhaps nowhere is Moore’s law more evident and more accessible to consumers than in flash memory....

NoSQL: Really More of an “un-SQL”

The first post in this series on NoSQL databases laid out potential challenges for scaling relational databases Dueling Databases: NoSQL vs. SQL. For information on the different types of NoSQL databases, see the previous installment in this series NoSQL: Not Only...