Your company

  • has a lot of database transactions (txn) still growing?
  • suffers from a poor database performance because of heavy I/O load?
  • uses Informix Performance Features (eg. Compression, Parallel Data Query, Fragmentation)?
  • runs a cost intensive, highly upgraded hardware with lots of cpu and hard disk drives?
  • suffers, despite of all improvements, from poor response times?

If so think about the usage of Solid State Drives (SSDs). They will accelerate your Informix database performance.

It is for sure: a single SSD is faster than a disk drive under any circumstances! In average by factor 10–100. But how fast it is, depends from a variety of parameters.

  • How many txn are handled?
  • What is the size of the txn?
  • Which type of data are handled?
  • What about the way of the data access?
  • and in which intervals?

Many well known soft- and hardware producers recommend to use SSDs for shifting existing performance levels – but despite of this: most important for the success of the SSD usage is your individual Informix requirement and the needs of your clients!

It is not a question if SSDs can speed up your Informix database performance (of course they will do) – you have to decide if it is worth to invest your money by factor x into SSDs in order to gain performance improvements by factor y. Costs and value have to be in due proportion.  

What’s the difference between SSDs and Disk drives? Which benefits a SSD offers? What about it’s lifetime? Are there different qualities of SSDs? Which data should be put on a SSD? Are there specific configuration requirements? What about the price? All these questions have to be answered before.

hamburg data helps you. We:

  • analyse your database environment
  • define your suitable operation areas for SSDs
  • inform you about technology & different qualities of SSds
  • provide you with SSDs & flash storage arrays
  • implement, configure and adjust your
    • storage arrays
    • Informix database 

Success stories and tests prduce the evidence: 

Informix runs great on SSDs!

Further information: 

Tel: +49 40 875 00 589 or via contact form

  • hamburg data GbR
  • Jörg Kleinitzke & Oliver Hesse
  • Oehleckerring 4
  • 22419 Hamburg

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