Tag: AWS

Optimizing Interrupt Handling on an AWS Cluster

Background on ClustrixDB Interrupt Handling I recently took a hard look at how to configure interrupt handling on a cluster for optimal performance for our shared-nothing RDBMS, ClustrixDB. One of the performance characteristics of our ClustrixDB engine is a relatively high interrupt rate on our processors due to high-volume message […]

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 […]

InfoWorld Review

 Featured Article Martin Heller, a contributing editor and reviewer for InfoWorld, reviewed our product – ClustrixDB. Read Heller’s review here where he gives ClustrixDB 5 out of 5 stars and calls Clustrix “a more scalable alternative to Amazon Aurora for people who need extremely high transactional performance.”  

Cyber Monday Tests Limits of Old-School Databases

In the Bill Murray film Groundhog Day, we see a man trapped in the nightmare of the same scenario repeating endless times. At first he fights against it, then he decides to go along with it, and finally despair kicks in. Only until he approaches the problem in an entirely […]

Will China’s Singles Day Learn from Amazon Prime Day’s Mistakes? It May Depend on the Database under Alibaba’s Hood

Last year, Alibaba turned what Business Insider’s Jeremy Burke called an “obscure, made-up Chinese holiday” into a shopping event that surpassed even Black Friday. On China’s Nov. 11 “Singles’ Day”, the company raked in $14.3B! Expectations are high for 2016, and Alibaba and other retailers are no doubt gearing up […]