Garantia Unveils In-Memory NoSQL Cloud Storage Platforms

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http://www.thevarguy.com – In the cloud as well as on personal PCs, disk I/O speeds remain one of the greatest bottlenecks in computing performance–which is unsurprising, since hard-disk technology has changed little in 20 years. But there’s an old trick for bypassing this limitation: In-memory computing, the technology at the core of an open source based NoSQL cloud solution unveiled by Garantia Data. Here are the details, and why they matter for the future of computing in the cloud. As the term implies, in-memory computing means data is stored in RAM, rather than on hard disks. Since RAM read/write speeds (IT news)