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How ClustrixDB Accomplishes Horizontal Scaling of Both Writes & Reads Without Sharding

When people come up and ask, “Oh, so ClustrixDB is yet another MySQL-compatible database. What makes you different?” we have a terrific answer, and it’s all about horizontal scaling: ClustrixDB is the only MySQL compatible database that linearly scales-out both write and read queries. By horizontal scaling we mean each […]

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Amazon Prime Day 2017: Can Amazon’s Tech Keep Up This Time?

Here it comes again: the big Amazon showcase flash sale. You’d have to live under a rock not to notice every site vying to grab attention for the “best list of Prime deals!” It’s all massive exposure, but that cuts both ways: Amazon’s site has to handle all the traffic […]

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MySQL Sharding DevOps Challenges

MySQL Sharding DevOps Challenges: Data Maintenance, Infrastructure, & HA Previously we’ve discussed application and design challenges for MySQL sharding, and some of the corresponding business challenges that can result, affecting your business flexibility. But what about MySQL sharding DevOps challenges? For reference, here’s a quick précis about MySQL sharding: MySQL […]

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MySQL Sharding Business Challenges

MySQL sharding comes with challenges. Previously we discussed application and design challenges that MySQL sharding requires. Today we’ll expand on the MySQL sharding business challenges that can result and affect your business flexibility. MySQL applications seeking scale often consider sharding. Sharding is a database architecture strategy in which the data […]

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Challenges of Sharding MySQL

MySQL databases are sharded for the best of reasons. At some point the MySQL workload needs to scale, and scaling RDBMSs is hard (Clustrix’s unofficial motto!). Adding read scale to RDBMSs is straightforward via replication. But adding write scale? That’s the real trick, and herein lies some of the challenges […]