About Quick I/O functionality and performance

Many database administrators (DBAs) create databases on file systems because file systems make common administrative tasks, such as moving, copying, and backing up, much simpler. However, putting databases on file systems significantly reduces database performance. By using Quick I/O, you can retain the advantages of having databases on file systems without performance degradation.

Quick I/O uses a special naming convention to allow database applications to access regular files as raw character devices.

Quick I/O provides higher database performance in the following ways: