Speaker: Brian Bulkowski, Founder & CTO, Aerospike

Much industry focus is on All-Flash Arrays with traditional databases, but new databases using native direct-attached Flash have proven reliable, performant, and popular for operational use cases. Today, these operational databases store account information for banking and retail applications, real-time routing information for telecoms, and user profiles for advertising; they also support machine learning for applications in the financial industry, such as fraud detection. While proprietary PCIe and “wide SATA” had previously been popular, NVMe has finally come into operational use. Aerospike will discuss the benefits of NVMe for these use cases (including specific configurations and performance numbers), as well as the architectural implications of low-latency Flash and Storage Class Memory.