Matt Leib of Virtually Tied To My Desktop writes:
It seems as one of the most interesting areas in computing today is that of memory as storage and storage as memory. The use case here is very interesting. If we begin with the premise that the constant get and push from storage, even if that storage is local is inefficient, slow and cumbersome, and we realize that as databases are growing in size to such vast proportions as to outgrow capacities. We’ve used clustered servers, larger and faster storage, and broken the databases into component parts in efforts to gain access to the data appropriately.
As big data becomes more commonplace, the constructs needed to contain that data are growing in size. Check out Matt’s thoughts on a recent presentation at Storage Field Day 9.