IBM FlashSystem in OLTP Database Environments

IBM Redbooks Solution Guide


IBM® FlashSystem ™ family is an enterprise-class flash storage platform that is ideal for delivering extreme performance with low latency to OLTP (On-line Transaction Processing) environments. Transaction processing is typically characterized by a large volume of short transactions that are directly related to business processes. The primary goal of an OLTP system is very fast query processing while maintaining data integrity; its effectiveness is measured by the number of transactions per second that can be achieved. This IBM Rebooks Solution Guide describes how IBM flash storage systems drive extreme performance, cost efficiencies, and enterprise reliability to satisfy the demanding requirements of an OLTP implementation.

Changes in the latest update as of 07/10/14:
-Updated to include the latest FlashSystem product functionality

Special thanks to Ilya Krutov who wrote the first version of this Redbooks Solution Guide.


IBM® FlashSystem™ transforms the data center environment and enhances performance and resource consolidation to gain the most from business processes and critical applications. Extreme performance, IBM Microlatency™, macro efficiency, and enterprise grade reliability make IBM FlashSystem a powerful and cost effective tool for accelerating Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) systems and gaining competitive advantage.

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Publish Date
21 March 2013

Last Update
14 July 2014

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