Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: Some benchmarks about 'Order by' - temporary indexes?...
Author Jim Starkey
Geoff Worboys wrote:
>> 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).
Let's be fair. The solid state disks available to today are a hell of
lot cheaper than the rotation memories you used a decade or two ago. It
wasn't that solid state disks didn't get cheaper, but rotating disks got
cheaper faster. And your standard for cheap changed.

Technology crystal balls are notoriously cloudy. My guess is that solid
state disks will address niches, not the mainstream. Yeah, an CRTs are
here forever and LCD screens will remain a niche technology. Oh, well.
Core, any one?


Jim Starkey
Netfrastructure, Inc.
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