Toshiba Memory America Highlights TRocksDB at SNIA’s 2019 Storage Developer Conference

Demonstrates Technology Leadership with New Platform that Enhances RocksDB, Improves SSD Health and Endurance

SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 23, 2019 – This week at SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference (SDC), Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA), the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, will be on hand to showcase its latest innovation. Designed as an open-source improvement to RocksDB, the new TRocksDB utilizes fast SSD storage while supporting I/O-bound, in-memory, write-once workloads. TMA will demonstrate TRocksDB at the Santa Clara Convention Center from September 23-26.

“As a part of our mission to continue to evolve ‘memory’ and create uplifting experiences that change the world, Toshiba Memory is continuing to invest in ways to better incorporate software, memory, and storage seamlessly,” noted Eric Ries, SVP, Memory Storage Strategy Division (MSSD), Toshiba Memory America, Inc. “We’ve re-architected RocksDB in a new and exciting way to enable a wider variety of capabilities and extend the overall life of flash-based database storage.”

Highly flexible and designed for use with any off-the-shelf SSD, TRocksDB is an enhancement to the RocksDB database design that uses key values more efficiently with SSDs to enable improvements in storage and DRAM usage. TRocksDB also reduces the repeated data rewriting caused by application-generated write amplification1. TRocksDB runs on any Linux® hardware supported by RocksDB. Being a member of the Open Source Software (OSS) community enables TRocksDB to be part of storage innovation and industry participation that can evolve the platform to a higher level.

An SDC Platinum Sponsor, TMA has been tapped to present a keynote session at the conference. Titled, “Solid State Storage Value Innovation through Software,” the session will be presented by Ries and take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 10:40 a.m. TMA will also host a breakout session on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 3:05-3:55 p.m. This session is focused on enhancing RocksDB for SSD endurance and performance, and will be conducted by Remington Brasga, sr. software developer, Toshiba Memory America, Inc.

TRocksDB is currently available for download from a GitHub®2 repository. For more information, please visit

About Toshiba Memory America, Inc.
Toshiba Memory America, Inc. is the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs).  From the invention of flash memory to today’s breakthrough 96-layer BiCS FLASH™ technology, Toshiba Memory continues to lead innovation and move the industry forward.  For more information, please visit and follow us on social media. Toshiba Memory will officially change its name to Kioxia on October 1, 2019.  

1 SSD Write Amplification (WA) is a scenario that happens to solid state drives (SSD) where data and metadata are written multiple times that increases the number of program and erase cycles. This effect can reduce the life of the SSD over time.

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