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Accelerated Databases In The Fast Lane

Hardware accelerated databases are not new things. More than twenty years ago, Netezza was founded and created a hybrid hardware architecture that ran PostgreSQL on a big, wonking NUMA server running Linux and accelerated certain functions with adjunct accelerators that were themselves hybrid CPU-FPGA server blades that also stored the data.

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Mainstreaming Fast Flash Clusters For Fun And Profit

One of the common themes – and one could say even the main theme – of The Next Platform is that some of technologies developed by the high performance supercomputing centers (usually in conjunction with governments and academia), the hyperscalers, the big cloud builders, and a handful of big and innovative large enterprises eventually get hardened, commercialized, and pushed out into the larger mainstream of information technology.