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To Flash or Not to Flash: That is the Question

I am often asked about the value of flash memory in OLTP database applications.  This blog post discusses flash technology in this context.  First, I discuss the future of flash in general; then I turn to flash (and other future storage technologies) in the context of a main memory DBMS, such as VoltDB.… Read more


OLTP and Decision Support

The purpose of this blog posting is to discuss strategies for handling decision support queries in Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) applications.  First, I want to talk about the two classes of OLTP applications that I see in the marketplace.… Read more


Q&A from March 21 Webinar

Last week I gave a webinar entitled OldSQL vs. NoSQL vs. NewSQL for New OLTP.  If you missed the live webinar and want to view the recorded version, you’ll find it here (you may need to scroll down to find it). … Read more


Use Main Memory for OLTP

This is the first in a series of blog posts in which I will explore various aspects of On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP).   In this post, I’ll examine main memory storage as an alternative to disk for traditional and “New OLTP” systems.… Read more