Quentin Hardy for NYTimes about Violin Memory data cards.
The Violin Memory data cards, produced in conjunction with Toshiba,
offer 1.4 terabytes in “flash” memory, which can be accessed
quickly. Cards for higher-end servers hold up to 11 terabytes.
Everything’s sounds great, right?
The low-end Violin Memory card has a list price of $4,000, and is intended
for use in a server costing even less than that. A bigger card, for the kind
of server that costs $5,000 or more, lists for about $60,000.
Cheap can mean so many things.
Original title and link: Big Data Done Cheap ( ©myNoSQL)