12 May 2009

IBM does SSD

There is more news on the SSD front. STEC is a smallish (relative to Intel, Texas Memory Systems is private) flash SSD manufacturer. I just wish I'd known about them a few months ago; the stock has tripled in the last few months. Oh well.

More to the point: they manufacture flash based Tier 0 SSD subsystems, and have just announced deals with IBM and Hitachi (which just announced its worst year ever, eek) to run fiber channel storage.

So, take that all you silly doubting Thomases. The RDBMS is back, taking names, and kicking ass.

To review, IBM bought up solidDB a few years back, now has validated SSD. Lead, follow, or get out of the way. It's going to be glorious ride.

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