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bio website PerpetualHypeMachine.com
location Syracuse, New York United States
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Solutions Developer (PHP, C# ASP.NET, JSP, C# Desktop apps, MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, HTML, Javascript, CSS)


Dec
21
comment Scaling databases with cheap SSD hard drives
SSDs are slower at writing than HDs
Dec
21
comment Scaling databases with cheap SSD hard drives
You spent way too much time on this :P
Dec
21
comment Scaling databases with cheap SSD hard drives
You've been drinking too much koolaid, SSD is, at best, 1.5x faster for reading than a RAID drive, but writes are slower than magnetic disks. A fiber based SANS with a high speed RAID will destroy any SSD no matter how good it is.
Dec
15
comment Should we run anti-virus software on our dedicated sql server?
Exposure to the internet is a bad metric, I've seen internal servers get infected, keep in mind a good AV protects from service based infections, network packets, etc. Malware goes way beyond an EXE the user runs.