A new product from OCZ has its sights set on the data center market, specifically those that use Microsoft SQL Server. The ZD-XL SQL Accelerator combines custom hardware and software to create a high performance package. OCZ developed a software solution that uses acceleration and caching software with an easy to use GUI to "deliver the right and relevant SQL Server data when the application needs it." The software combines with a PCIe solid state drive to offer database performance that is up to 25 times faster than other solutions. OCZ CEO Ralph Schmitt said, "Plugging seamlessly into existing or new SQL Server installations, our new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator leverages both our solid-state drive hardware and software IP to provide application-optimized flash caching load volumes that enable data to be accessed with the highest possible I/O performance." Lars Ketting, a customer at Cartal Rijsbergen Automotive, described the performance seen at his company, "By deploying ZD-XL SQL Accelerator in our database servers, we reduced the run time of key SQL Server jobs from 2.5 hours to 45 minutes, without replacing our SAN."
Source: Press Release