OCZ Technology Delivers the Plug-and-Play SQL Server Optimized ZD-XL SQL Accelerator
Tightly Integrated PCIe Solid-State Drive Hardware and Intelligent Caching Software Storage Solution Accelerates and Optimizes Microsoft SQL Server Applications
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/23/13 -- OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the general availability of its ZD-XL SQL Accelerator which was first showcased live at Interop® 2013 and won the Best of Show Award in the Data Center and Storage category. This award-winning product is a tightly integrated hardware/software storage solution that accelerates and optimizes Microsoft SQL Server database applications in enterprise environments.
ZD-XL SQL Accelerator includes a high-performance flash-based PCIe solid-state drive working in combination with innovative acceleration and caching software to deliver the right and relevant SQL Server data when the application needs it. Through a user-friendly advanced graphical user interface, ZD-XL provides simple step-by-step implementation wizards that guide database administrators (DBAs) through best practice models of its flash-based resources to deliver easy and efficient deployment into SQL Server environments.
The unique ZD-XL SQL Accelerator architecture exposes its PCIe-based on-host flash as both local and cache volumes, and efficiently distributes random database workloads in parallel between all of its available flash to provide up to 25 times improved database performance depending on the application load. The ZD-XL SQL Accelerator's unrivaled ability to partition its flash between local volumes and cache enables data files, such as tempDB, to benefit from high flash performance while hot database data is cached to flash for immediate availability by SQL Server.
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