The benefits of scalable memory capacity for managing massive data growth



With enterprise resource planning (ERP), finance, healthcare, and other mission-critical databases swelling quickly into the terabyte (TB) size range, finding a way to increase system memory is crucial. Without enough memory, database performance suffers. But continuously adding DRAM can cause budget overruns; eventually it may even be impossible to add more memory because there aren’t any more memory slots. Another problem with limited system memory is that database reboot times can be hours long—leading to reluctance to apply critical operating system (OS) and application security patches or upgrades.