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Power tools company uses marketing analytics to compete with big box stores

Oct. 31, 2014 | STEPHANIE OVERBY

If you're in the market for a chain saw or a leaf blower, you might consider a product from Stihl. But you won't find the company's products at Home Depot or Lowe's. Stihl operates an independent dealer-only retail distribution program that its leaders say is instrumental in helping the company dominate the gasoline-powered outdoor tool category.

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Using_Oracle ASM Preferred Read Failure Groups with FlashSystem

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The concept of Preferred Read is now implemented in Oracle’s ASM volume management in Oracle 11g. This is to read from the storage that can present the needed data at a lower latency. This whitepaper discusses the merits of using PRG technology with Oracle ASM and FlashSystem technology.

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Optimize applications with IBM DB2 and IBM FlashSystem

IBM

This white paper explains why storage I/O performance is often the biggest bottleneck in data centers and discusses which database components can be targeted for migration to FlashSystem. It also provides potential improvement metrics with flash compared to HDDs based on several use cases.

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