Archive for Month: January 2015

The Rise of M-Commerce and the Need for a Powerful Database

The Rise of M-Commerce Mobile adoption rates continue to increase. As network speeds accelerate and mobile devices become even more powerful, both B2C and B2B customers are becoming more likely than ever before to buy things while on the go. For years, the e-commerce market—which includes purchases made from a […]

Everything You Need to Know About Scaling MySQL – Part 4: Facebook and Google’s Difficulties with MySQL

As we discussed last time, the vast majority of databases are SQL-based, and many of those are running MySQL. Which works fine, until you need to scale-up your database, and then MySQL hits some difficulties. Two of the country’s biggest tech juggernauts—Google and Facebook—have already woken up to the fact […]

Don’t Rest: The Major Holidays Are Over, but Valentine’s Day Is Right Around the Corner

Happy New Year! Now that the holidays have passed, many e-commerce business owners are likely breathing a huge sigh of relief. Phew! The December rush is over, and customer demands were satisfied effectively. Perhaps you think that now is as good a time as any to take a well-deserved break. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Scaling MySQL – Part 3: Your Options

It’s safe to say that 20 years ago, when MySQL was developed, programmers working on the project likely were unable to predict the extremely pervasive nature of today’s Internet. As such, the open source relational database management system was built with severe limitations—though, at that time, those limitations were merely […]

Everything You Need to Know About Scaling MySQL – Part 2: Difficulties

Nearly 80 percent of today’s databases are SQL-based. If you have an e-commerce website and haven’t done anything to the database that powers it in recent memory, you’re most likely running MySQL, a database which traces its roots back to 1995. After all, the term “NewSQL” didn’t become a part […]