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October 14, 2013 21:14 ET

OCZ Technology to Showcase Its Award-Winning ZD-XL SQL Accelerator at PASS Summit 2013

Tightly Integrated Flash-Based PCIe Hardware/Software Solution Designed Specifically to Accelerate and Optimize Microsoft SQL Server Applications

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - October 14, 2013) - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, will showcase its award-winning ZD-XL SQL Accelerator at this year's PASS Summit 2013 conference and exhibition, at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, from October 16th through 18th. The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit is the largest focused conference for Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence (BI) professionals.

OCZ's ZD-XL SQL Accelerator represents the convergence of hardware and software as one tightly integrated, optimized plug-and-play storage solution that innovatively accelerates and optimizes SQL Server database applications. It features a high-performance flash-based PCI Express (PCIe) solid-state drive that works in combination with intelligent acceleration and caching software to deliver the right and relevant data when SQL Server needs it.

"The ZD-XL SQL Accelerator's unique ability to flexibly partition its flash between local volumes and cache through our proprietary Direct Pass Caching technology is unrivaled in the industry as it enables tempDB files to benefit from fast flash performance while hot data from production databases can be cached in flash for immediate availability by SQL Server," said Dr. Allon Cohen, Vice-President of Software and Solutions for OCZ Technology. "This advanced architecture efficiently distributes database workloads in parallel between available flash resources enabling up to 25 times improved SQL Server performance."

ZD-XL SQL Accelerator is also designed to enable complete High Availability (HA) through Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn technology, so not only can SQL Server databases function at the speed of flash, but in the event of planned or unplanned downtime, can continue operations and retain all of its data as if no downtime had occurred. For true plug-and-play deployment, the user-friendly ZD-XL SQL Accelerator graphical user interface (GUI) features simple step-by-step implementation wizards that guide database administrators (DBAs) through best practice models for deployment of its flash-based resources while enabling seamless connection into existing or new SQL Server installations. 

Join OCZ Technology at PASS Summit 2013 to see the latest acceleration solution designed specifically for SQL Server applications. For more information on this award-winning product, three ZD-XL SQL Accelerator white papers are available at:

About OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OCZ) is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high-performance solid-state storage solutions and premium computer components. Offering a complete spectrum of solid-state drives (SSDs), OCZ provides SSDs in a variety of form factors and interfaces (i.e. PCIe, SAS and SATA) to address a wide range of client and enterprise applications. Having developed firmware and controller platforms, to virtualization and endurance extending technologies, the company delivers vertically integrated solutions enabling transformational approaches to how digital data is captured, stored, accessed, analyzed and leveraged by customers. More information is available at

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