Database design has changed dramatically over the last few years. Database administrators now use multi-core database servers with high amounts of RAM. To storage, databases are no longer I/O engines. They are "O" engines. It is not uncommon for organizations to have database workloads where the I/O mix is 90% writes. Administrators are now focusing more on achieving very low latency, more so than incredibly high IOPS. And, of course, data integrity and resiliency remain critical.
The problem is storage system vendors have not kept pace with these new modern database designs. They continue to hide old techniques behind new hardware, which exposes latencies, places data at risk, and increases costs when IT is under pressure to save money.
Join us for our next Whiteboard Wednesday, "Modernizing Database Storage Architectures." StorONE's Chief Marketing Officer and former Storage Industry Analyst George Crump leads this 30-minute interactive virtual whiteboard session that provides technical details on designing a modern database storage architecture.
During the session, we explain how current storage technologies, including All-Flash Arrays, fall short when trying to meet the modern database architectures' demands. We'll cover the problems with write caching, deduplication, RAID, and synchronous mirroring technologies and how to resolve them.