By Camuel Gilyadov, on October 13th, 2010

Debunking common misconceptions in SSD, particularly for analytics

1. SSD is NOT synonymous for flash memory.

First of all let’s settle on terms. SSD is best described as a concept of using semiconductor memory as disk. There is two common cases: DRAM-as-disk and flash-as-disk. And flash-memory is a semiconductor technology pretty similar to DRAM, just with slightly different set of trade-offs made.

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By Camuel Gilyadov, on October 7th, 2010

Terminology: Analysis vs. analytics advanced analytics

I see a lot of confusion in the usage of newer terms in analytics. I do confuse them myself occasionally. I find it funny that the industry as serious as analytics tolerates constant renewal of its basic terminology. Yet, I confess, I’m very guilty of it myself. I do enjoy the freshness and the novelty . . . → Read More: Terminology: Analysis vs. analytics and more…