International Association of Computer Science & Information Technology (IACSIT)
Flash-based solid state drives are high-performance data storage device. SSDs deliver high performance than the traditionally rotating storage hard drives. This paper is to evaluate the Solid State Drive (SSD) performance as a choice for database storage device. Initially SSD out performed in terms of transactions per second as compared to the local disk. After increasing the load, the throughput started flattening. Initial system monitoring has shown some interesting patterns. It was found that soft bottlenecks in the application were chocking the performance lift.