Chas. Dye

Chas. Dye

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Pure Storage at Oracle Open World

The Pure Storage booth returned to Oracle Open World last week, and we had a great time meeting enthusiastic customers, both existing and future.  Some people said that ...

On Benchmarking Database Storage

Recently a number of disk-based storage array vendors and hybrid array vendors have been posting TPC-C results they achieved with the HammerOra tool.  Here at Pure Storage, our TPC-C ...

Please DON’T Fiddle with Your...

DBAs must consider several factors when selecting a database’s block size.  Typically OLTP and mixed workload databases use an 8K block size, while data warehouses are often 16K. ...

Nobody Got Fired for Putting Oracle...

The Debate If you’ve been researching flash storage for your Oracle database, you have undoubtedly come across plenty of blogs both touting and panning the strategy of placing redo ...

Oracle on Flash: The Case of the 4K...

Introduction: Redo Block Size Myths Recently I presented a webinar about Oracle on flash, and demonstrated that many of the traditional storage considerations and compromises facing DBA’s and...

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