What's been happening to the SS Disc on its voyage to the New World? Well, the three better known pure SSD vendors (Fusion-io, STEC, and OCZ) have wet farted the bed with their quarterly reports in the last couple of weeks. Today (Thursday, 10 May), EMC is reported to have bought a private flash appliance builder. While the tribulations of the SSD vendors is not a good thing for RDBMS/SSD insurgency, EMC making a statement about flash likely is.
Found my way here, and left a comment, of course. At some point folks will understand that de-dupe is post-hoc/ad-hoc normalization. One can only pray to Codd.