Challenge: Eﬀective database solutions require high-performance storage systems at low cost. A primary challenge for eﬀective database management systems is to optimize application performance. Many companies sacrifice performance by utilizing economical SATA-based media such as HDDs and SATA SSDs for database applications. For high-speed use-cases, companies opt to upgrade to all NVMe* drives, ...increasing overall system costs. In order to optimize database performance, Intel oﬀers a unique solution utilizing Intel® SSD D3-S4510, an Intel® Optane™ SSD, and Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS) as a performance-based, economical alternative to traditional forms of storage deployment.