Getting The Most Out Of Your Flash/SSDs

Young Paik, Aerospike Director, Sales Engineering
One of the most important things you can do to improve the performance of your flash/SSDs with Aerospike is to properly prepare them. This Webinar will go through how to select, test, and prepare the drives so that you will get the best performance and lifetime out of them.
Feb 18 2014
55 mins
Getting The Most Out Of Your Flash/SSDs
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    One of the most important things you can do to improve the performance of your flash/SSDs with Aerospike is to properly prepare them. This Webinar will go through how to select, test, and prepare the drives so that you will get the best performance and lifetime out of them.
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    •What are the main advantages of using bare-metal clouds?
    •What are some typical use cases for bare-metal clouds?
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    Whats the buzz about? When it comes to NoSQL, what do some of the most experienced developers know about NoSQL that makes them select Aerospike over any other NoSQL database?

    This webinar will review how real-time big data driven applications are changing consumer expectations and enterprise requirements for operational databases that enable powerful and personalized customer experiences. We will describe common use cases, typical customer deployments and present an overview of Aerospike's hybrid in-memory (DRAM + Flash) and scale-out architecture.
  • Hot Analytics & Transaction Processing in a single Operational NoSQL Database Recorded: Oct 22 2013 63 mins
    As a developer, if you are building a consumer facing application, you are always looking to create the most compelling user experience by performing instant, on-demand analysis of current behavior. To do this, you need to store the most valuable and relevant recent data based on user's recent interactions and access this data in real-time. The system that provides the necessary real-time platform is usually a key value store. In addition, models are generated using offline systems (e.g., Hadoop) and fed into the real-time database on a periodic basis.

    The ability to do fast key value operations, combined with more sophisticated queries on recent or hot data could change the game, increasing the level of user engagement, with more sophisticated behavioral models that change in real time. What is the most efficient and simplest way to perform complex computations on the most recently written real-time data (hot analytics)? In this session, we will describe how to extend an operational database to perform more sophisticated computations like queries using secondary indexes and complex user-defined aggregation functions while allowing high performance read/write transactions to proceed in real-time.
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    This session will review 10 proven practices for ensuring the high performance and availability that interactive Internet applications demand—even during power outages or natural disasters.

    The lessons include:

    -When scaling, keep it the architecture simple, so there are fewer points of failure. For instance, load balancers may fail at high transaction rates even as the database is cruising.

    -Provide full end-to-end automation. People make mistakes, and anything that’s not automated will have production issues.

    #3. Keep the system asynchronous; otherwise one small failure will quickly snowball into an avalanche of degradation.

    -Keep metrics of everything, because scale tends to creep up from behind, and no one wants to be caught blind.

    Tune in to hear them all!
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    How Aerospike achieves even data distribution
    How data is redistributed when nodes are added
    What happens when you add capacity

    These methods result in uninterrupted, maximum throughput.
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  • Scaling Distributed Systems with 100% Uptime Recorded: May 14 2013 52 mins
    A can’t miss learning opportunity for CTOs, VPs of Engineering, senior developers, database architects and anyone scaling distributed systems that demand high throughput and sub-millisecond latencies for read/write transactions against terabytes of data – with 100% uptime.

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    Anchoring these discussions will be real-world use cases and examples of how some of the biggest real-time big data applications are able to reliably respond 99.9% under 5 milliseconds and 99% under 1 millisecond managing billions of objects and terabytes of data.
  • Redefining Fast, Big Data with NoSQL and Flash (SSDs) Recorded: Apr 9 2013 30 mins
    This is the year of Fast, Big Data. Unprecedented volumes of structured and unstructured data are being generated at high velocity via sensors, RFID chips, and Web / social / mobile interactions. Today’s new generation of high value consumer-facing applications lies in real-time responses based on what users are doing now. Increasingly, the developers of these applications are turning to a combination of SSD storage and NoSQL databases to deliver highly relevant, high-value data and actionable insights in milliseconds. Aerospike CTO and co-founder, Brian Bulkowski, will examine this emerging generation of fast big data applications, the demands these apps place on databases and data storage, and recent architectural developments in NoSQL database and SSD storage technologies to address these demands.
  • Aerospike - NoSQL Database Built Ground Up for Internet Scale Recorded: Mar 12 2013 2 mins
    It is, without a doubt, time for a new database. The solution has arrived with Flash storage and Aerospike. Built for the radically changing times of Internet scale, Aerospike is a robust, distributed database that serves true Internet scale load.
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    Co-founder, Dr. Srini Srinivasan talks about building Aerospike from the ground up with focus on networking, self management and shared nothing architecture for zero downtime and ability to scale with the fundamental database principles of consistency.
Open Source, In-memory NoSQL database for real-time big data
Aerospike is the open source, front-edge database powering a new generation of interactive, real-time Web and mobile applications that operate at global scale. It is the first flash-optimized, in-memory NoSQL database to combine transactions and “hot” analytics with strong ACID consistency and enterprise-grade reliability. Purpose built to make scaling easy and affordable, it enables all developers to take advantage of predictable, sub-millisecond latency for distributed caching, session management, user profile and key value store use cases. In production non-stop for nearly four years, Aerospike is deployed at real-time big data companies like AppNexus, eXelate, Chango and [x+1]. Aerospike is headquartered in Silicon Valley. Investors include New Enterprise Associates, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Alsop Louie, and Draper Associates. Download the open source Aerospike Community Edition at and follow @aerospikedb.

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