Nothing is faster than RAM in the server, and using software to turn RAM into fault-tolerant media can accelerate databases by orders of magnitude without database upgrades or application rewrites.
5Switch to All-Flash Arrays
With the price of all-flash arrays constantly dropping, they are now comparable in cost to traditional disk or hybrid arrays but faster when it comes to performance.
6Upgrade the Storage Network
Upgrading from 1GbE to 10GbE or 40GbE can eliminate storage network slowdown in highly utilized environments.
7Scale Up Your Processing Power
For demanding applications that already are served by very fast storage, computing in a single server can stall operations. Scale up the server to the latest processors or add more CPU (central processing unit) sockets.
8Scale Out Your Servers
In a virtualized environment, add more servers in a scale-out fashion to get more processing power without disruption and added resiliency.
9Software Updates Matter
New software releases often include optimizations to speed things up at all layers of the stack. If you’re not running the latest and greatest application, operating system or hypervisor version, updating them could be the simplest way to solve performance issues.