By Camuel Gilyadov, on October 13th, 2010
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
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…