Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: Some benchmarks about 'Order by' - temporary indexes?...
Author Geoff Worboys
> The idea that solid state storage will overtake disk storage
> with five years has been around since the late 80's. It may
> be so this time, but personally, I am not holding my breath.

I got to agree with this one. I've been waiting for a useful
SSD (that I could actually afford) for longer than I care to
remember. If anything they seemed closer several years ago
than they do now (some of the larger companies were offering
products that they appear to have dumped since).

Mind you, it may happen quickly once it starts. But like Paul
I am not holding my breath as there is no sign of anything that
can really compete with the capacities of HDDs. When it does
arrive it is likely to arrive with two or more competing
standards that will take years to resolve into commercial
product. (Or am I being overly cynical?)

At this point in time, if you were going to go for isolation
from HDD limitations, you would be better following the path
of some other products that use more memory - its cheap, 64bit
OS make more of it available to you, and it is here now!

Geoff Worboys
Telesis Computing