NVMe SSD drives can deliver higher data transfer rates than either Serial AT Attachment (SATA) or SAS interfaces because they offer more available channels (lanes) through which data can flow. NVMe uses the PCIe bus and an optimized protocol that reduces overhead, further boosting performance over older technologies. Optimizations in the NVMe protocol include deep I/O queues and support for 64 K commands per queue.
SSDs based on NVMe are more responsive for heavy workloads and less prone to performance degradation due to large numbers of I/O requests. These factors are often an important benefit for database workloads where both high Input Output Operations per Second (IOPS) requirements and increased bandwidth demand scenarios need consistent low latency response.
Organizations are increasingly choosing NVMe SSD as the most cost-effective storage for high-performance database platforms and similar business critical applications. Consider the benefits of using NVMe SSDs for production databases where enterprise performance is critical.