Archive for Month: July 2015

How to Choose Between AWS RDS Aurora and ClustrixDB on AWS

Ever since it was unveiled in November of last year, AWS Aurora—Amazon’s relational database offering available through Amazon RDS—has been touted by the giant online retailer as a revolutionary database solution that offered five times the performance of standard MySQL at “one tenth the cost of a commercial database.” Indeed, […]

ClustrixDB in AWS – Scaling Writes and Reads

ClustrixDB in AWS ClustrixDB is a shared-nothing clustered scale-out MySQL-compatible relational database that massively scales both writes and reads. Designed for the cloud, ClustrixDB offers built-in high availability and is largely self-managing. With ClustrixDB you simply add database servers (“flex up”) to grow capacity and throughput to handle seasonal workloads, […]

Escaping the Rip and Replace Replatforming Cycle

E-commerce businesses are in the midst of a tremendous growth period, one that is unlikely to slow down over the next several years. Online shopping—specifically mobile, or m-commerce—continues to grow increasingly popular, with a recent Forrester report projecting a nearly 10 percent CAGR in the space through 2018. Although this […]

Is This the Year of Replatforming? It Doesn’t Have to Be

We have heard the predictions. We know that some industry players and analyst firms alike have predicted that the second six months of 2015 will be “The Year of Replatforming.” On the surface it makes sense; fast-growing e-commerce companies struggling with lackluster MySQL performance as they attempt to roll out […]

Oracle and the NoSQL Effect – The Need for the Scale-Out SQL RDBMS

Datastax, a Cassandra (NoSQL) provider, wrote an analysis of why Oracle is struggling, having missed their Q4 2015 numbers and with revenue flat versus 2014. Datastax indicated this is due to more and more enterprise workloads being deployed on NoSQL, leveraging both unstructured data, as well as scale-out, flexibility, and […]