Upgrade Your MySQL Database Before it Hits Capacity

Hit Capacity with Your MySQL Database?

Chances are that the MySQL database you are using will only scale to a certain point.

While it might have been able to scale easily from zero to 200,000 users, for example, your database may choke when scaling from 200,000 to 300,000 users because many existing solutions cannot scale incrementally with load.

Businesses exist to sell to more customers. Let’s say your company has finally put the finishing touches on a new application. Customers are beginning to notice, and your traffic is skyrocketing. All of a sudden, though, your MySQL performance grinds to a halt as it reaches maximum capacity. That’s because such databases lack scale-out functionality, and as a result, frustrated potential customers will likely take their business elsewhere.

In the past, sudden, sharp increases in traffic were accommodated by acquiring a bigger server to handle the heavier load. But after awhile, that server would reach its limits too. To combat that, operators might turn to a process known as sharding, where a single database is split into multiple ones. But sharding is extremely time-intensive. It also shatters most of the benefits that databases were designed to deliver—like speed, simplicity and seamless analytics—because information is stored in separate silos.

Luckily, there’s a new solution to this database problem.

Businesses can leverage ClustrixDB, a scale-out NewSQL cloud database that provides a permanent solution to the database problem. To accommodate more traffic, ClustrixDB simply adds more nodes to the cluster. This empowers businesses to build scalable applications without worrying about whether their database can handle the load.