Hyperstone offers customers access to its Use Case Tracker technology, that leverages its expertise in NAND flash management to track and analyse a customer’s unique use case. The data is gathered in the field and is analysed in order to provide manufacturers with recommendations customised to their specific use case.
The tracking facility is enabled through a firmware extension to the hySMART tool. The data captured is stored on a standard memory card, and is generated by traffic between the host and the memory. The data, such as sequential and random read patterns, the size of data transfers and the total volume of data written and read, is captured by the Use Case Tracker as the application is running, providing a unique insight into the customer’s specific workload. This data is then analysed, using hySMART software, to determine the optimal NAND flash configuration for that use case.