The Evolution of MySQL in the All-Flash Datacenter

3 April 9:00AM - 9:30AM

30 minutes keynote
As a non volatile memory, flash is revolutionizing data center architectures, improving application performance by bridging the gap between DRAM and disk. Future non volatile memories promise performance even closer to DRAM. While flash adoption first established a foothold as a disk replacement, data center architectures are now evolving to take advantage of flash as a new memory tier in both servers and storage systems. This talk covers the state of the art in non volatile memory technology and its application to MySQL. We describe the range of flash usage in the datacenter and examples of the performance and efficiency benefits achievable with flash in MySQL. We also describe the future of non-volatile memory in the form of new application primitives and innovation underway in the MySQL community to utilize these capabilities.


Fellow/Lead Architect, SanDisk/Fusion-io
Nisha Talagala works at SanDisk/Fusion-io, developing new and exciting technologies in non volatile memory and its applications. Her background is in software development for distributed systems, focusing on storage, I/O, file systems, and non-volatile memory. Before Fusion-io, she was the technology lead for server flash at Intel - heading up server platform non volatile memory technology development and partnerships. Before that, she was Chief Technology Officer at Gear6, where they built clustered computing caches for high performance I/O environments. Nisha got her PhD at UC Berkeley doing research on clusters and distributed storage. She hold over 30 patents in distributed systems, networking, storage, performance and non-volatile memory