Archive for Month: February 2017

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Google Spanner vs Amazon Aurora: Who’ll Get the Enterprise?

Google Spanner versus Amazon Aurora In July 2015, Amazon delivered Aurora, the AWS-only Enterprise RDBMS they’d been claiming since November 2014 would have “5x Enterprise performance at 1/5 the price.” Amazon was making a big play in the MySQL market—they’d recognized that there is a lot of demand for scaling […]

Google Cloud Spanner Joins Ranks of ClustrixDB as a Scale-Out ACID RDBMS

Clustrix Discusses the Significance of the Development of Google Spanner Clustrix, provider of the first scale-out relational database designed for the elastic scaling requirements of high-transaction, high-value workloads of today’s Web applications, recently commented on the beta launch of Google Spanner (read more at http://www.clustrix.com/bettersql/google-spanner-good-better). According to Clustrix CEO Mike […]

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Google Spanner: The Good and the Better

Google’s Impressive New Tech: Cloud Spanner Google just announced their Beta Cloud Spanner, a “horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service.” This impressive hosted technology addresses a long-standing market request: “How can we make our SQL databases scale both writes and reads past a single server?” This is the very […]

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Sharding Adds Significant Application Costs

Percona recently published a blog discussing MySQL sharding models for SaaS applications. The blog did a great job highlighting the effort it takes to shard MySQL (e.g. gain write-scale for MySQL SaaS deployments), and discussed understanding both customer data requirements, as well as revenue expectations when designing sharding topologies. But […]