07 June 2011

Fiddlers Three

In the event that you haven't been following the news, Fusion-io is in the midst of an IPO. It turns out, that Violin Memory is closing in on doing so, too. Since I began digging into the SSD story some years ago, Violin has been kind of (but not quite) stealthy. In part, because it is still private, so doesn't end up in various "investor" discussion forums, and in part because it focuses on the True Enterprise SSD; Fusion-io and OCZ in particular are public and consumer focused.

The article mentions Oracle, which fits with my vision of where SSD databases are going. Eventually even Larry will figure out that the bang for the buck (his, not necessarily his customers) lies in Being Normal. For Larry, that's saying a bit.

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