Directory Service Performance Optimization Strategy: Data Priming

Directory servers usually run for long period of times and have stable performances as all caches are warmed by the traffic. But how to get optimum performances as fast as possible right after starting the server ? Brad Diggs has published Directory Data Priming Strategies, another blog post added to the series of articles on Sun (now Oracle) Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7, ZFS and Flash Technologies.

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The basics of Flash Memory

These days, everybody get excited with Solid State Disks, flash memory and the performance improvements they have over other mass storage solutions.

Sun F20 Flash accelerator boardWe’ve been running some benchmarks of Sun Oracle Directory Server 7.0 leveraging new Sun flash based hardware modules. Before we go in details about their benefits, my colleague Brad Diggs posted a very educational article on the basics of Flash Memory to set a common understanding of the technology.

Read on and get ready for more data points on how ZFS and Flash Memory can improve Directory Server performances and scalability.

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Oracle and Sun Directory Services…

Mark Wilcox, principal product manager for Oracle Virtual Directory has posted an initial update with regards to Oracle and Sun directory services.

Nothing really detailed so far, but it’s good place to post your comments on the Oracle + Sun Identity Management Strategy and more specifically regarding directory services.

To me and my coworkers, the most important messages are :

We are going to continue to offer both Oracle Internet DirectoryAND Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition

and

OpenDS will remain an open-source project

Details are still being discussed and ironed out, but I hope to be able to share them soon. Stay tuned !

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