In last month's column, "2012 Might Really Be the End of the World as
We Know It," I described a number of major developments in the IT
industry that are likely to disrupt the life of database professionals
everywhere. I categorize those four disruptors - virtualization, cloud
computing, solid state drives (SSD), and advanced multi-core CPUs - into
two broad groups. I'm going to continue an analysis of these
disruptive technologies in inverse order. Today, let's discuss SSDs.
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