Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Performance and Storage

Better Performance Through Caching

Kevin Closson, an authority on storage and performance, thinks well of Gear6, as he mentions at his blog here. There are several hardware solutions traditionally used when dealing with a performance problem:

  1. Throwing CPU at the problem. Rarely helps, plus the CPUs are made of silicon and tend to break when thrown at the problem.
  2. Throwing disks at the problem. Much louder than solution one, but only works if you were actually short on disk space, not just trying to throw something at the problem.
  3. Increasing caching. Okay, now we're getting somewhere. If you can cache more data AND design the application to make use of that cache you may actually improve things.
Gear6 helps you with adding caching to an existing system. Intriguing.

No comments:

Official, Youbetcha Legalese

This blog is provided for information purposes only and the contents hereof are subject to change without notice. This blog contains links to articles, sites, blogs, that are created by entities other than Oracle. These links may contain advice, information, and opinion that is incorrect or untested. This blog, links, and other materials contained or referenced in this blog are not warranted to be error-free, nor are they subject to any other warranties or conditions, whether expressed orally or implied in law, including implied warranties and conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We specifically disclaim any liability with respect to this blog, links and other materials contained or referenced in this blog, and no contractual obligations are formed either directly or indirectly by this blog, link or other materials. This blog may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without our prior written permission. The opinions and recommendations contained in this blog(including links) do not represent the position of Oracle Corporation.

Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.