Optimizing Fusion ioMemory Solid State Devices on RHEL 6 for Database Performance Acceleration

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This paper examines the performance characteristics of Fusion-io PCI-E Solid State Drives on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6. Testing was done in 2 phases:

  • Phase 1 was running different transfer sizes and queue depth to test the limits of the drive.
  • In phase 2, the drives were used for running database workloads with different database engines and different types of database workloads.

The workload results obtained on the Fusion-io drives were compared with results obtained with 4G Fibre Channel storage.