First Advisor

Mason, Robert

Thesis Committee Member(s)

Birkenheuer, Nancy


Likarish, Daniel


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Database Technologies


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

33 pages


Since the introduction of solid-state devices (SSD), both storage area network (SAN) administrators and database administrators (DBA) have imagined the performance gains promised by replacing hard disk drives (HDD). The initial testing in the laboratory did not promise those gains in the real world. The SSD vendors worked between 2007 and 2010 to improve performance, which in industry standard tests showed steady progress. Despite the gains in the laboratory, there were few examples of real world usage particularly in the field of data warehousing. The process of extracting, transforming and loading (ETL) places extreme loads on the ability of the storage device to update data. This paper studies the effect on one such data warehouse.

Date of Award

Spring 2013

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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