Tag: cloud computing

The Gift That DOESN’T Keep on Giving: Excess Holiday Server Capacity

Excess Database Capacity for Seasonal Spikes We see it every year–the merry-making of the holidays is followed by the obligatory New Year’s Day trip to the gym. But while the rest of us are working off our turkey and apple pie indulgences, e-commerce companies are trying to figure out what […]

A Brawl is Brewing! How To Stay Neutral as Tech Giants Prepare to Take on AWS for Top Cloud Provider Spot

Race to the Cloud: Cloud Computing When it comes to what may be the most important business resource of the 21st century–cloud services–there can be no doubt that AWS is clearly dominating the market. Everyone else is years behind in functionality, ease-of-use and price, and for many if not most […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About High-Value/High-Transaction OLTP Workloads, but Were Afraid to Ask

  … Amazon Prime Day and Pokemon Go teams should have asked us The term “high-value, high-transaction workload” is admittedly not universal, yet it describes a very important class of DBMS transactions that sit somewhere between “Big Data” and critical data. Simply put, they entail large numbers of concurrent transactions […]

Oracle Cloud: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

As the tech giant snatches up cloud companies to offer a branded Oracle cloud solution, observers ask whether or not this approach will fly? Companies that have thrived in the cloud recognize that it’s more than a way to deliver applications. It’s an approach that means freedom to try out […]

Shining a Light on Amazon Aurora’s Hidden IO Costs

Aurora’s Hidden IO Costs Just when you think the cloud has finally ushered us into a world of transparency and convenience—pay only for what you use, know exactly what you’re paying for—it turns out that you still might find yourself paying for more than you bargained for with some leading […]