Author: Gary Orenstein

The Rise of the Cloud Memory Price Drop

The Rise of the Cloud Memory Price Drop

Last week, Data Center Knowledge published a piece on Microsoft’s ‘Monster’ Azure instances, with RAM capacities approaching half a terabyte at 448 GB. Microsoft Azure has launched its most powerful cloud instances to date. The new G-series instances go up to 32 cores, 448 GiB of RAM, and 6,596 GB of local SSD storage. Microsoft Azure Launches Monster Cloud Instances, Data Center Knowledge, 8 January 2015 The article continues to detail The highest-memory instance available on Google...


IoT Database

A Sensor In It, A Database Behind It

On opening day, Molly Wood at The New York Times recounted the official CES theme emerging as “Put a sensor in it.” The unofficial theme seemed to be: Put a sensor in it. Later that day Samsung declared its entire product portfolio will be connected within 5 years. “In five years,” every single one of Samsung’s products will be a connected “Internet of Things” device, Samsung chief executive Boo-Keun Yoon said today during the opening keynote at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show...


Full Speed Ahead

Credit: US Navy Nearly ten years ago I received a phone call about a startup in Silicon Valley solving application performance problems with memory. From my data center infrastructure experience, I knew the days of mechanical disk drives were limited. I had to get on the memory train, so I went. That experience led me to meet the co-founders of Fusion-io and ultimately join them in 2010. When Fusion-io went public in 2011 revenue was on its way from $36 million to $197 million annually. The time...