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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


Intro to WAN Replication in VoltDB

This is the first in a series of posts about WAN replication, a VoltDB feature that’s currently under development.  It provides a high level overview of our direction.  More detailed posts will follow as we progress through our engineering iterations.… Read more



Upgrading to VoltDB V1.3

VoltDB V1.3 contains a number of new features, as well as changes and enhancements to existing features. In some cases, these enhancements involve changes to the behavior or the interface that existing users need to be aware of.

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Building a Cluster on a Limited Budget

In April 2010 we built a “budget cluster” to facilitate additional VoltDB testing (we already had a 12-node Dell R710 cluster). The requirement was to build a complete 6 server VoltDB cluster for less than the cost of a single R710 (much less actually).… Read more