Tag: database architecture

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 […]

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 […]

Live Webinar: Database Architecture and Scaling Strategies, in the Cloud and on the Rack

Robbie Mihayli, VP of Engineering at Clustrix will explore how to set up a SQL RDBMS architecture that scales out and is both elastic and consistent, while simultaneously delivering fault tolerance and ACID compliance. He will also cover how data gets distributed in this architecture, how the query processor works, […]

Evaluating Structured vs. Non-Structured Databases

For many years, information stored in databases was largely structured, residing in fixed fields. This kind of structured data often included customer names and dates, search algorithms, and numeric financial records, i.e., material that is simple to store and query because it fits tightly into rows and columns. Structured data […]

What Does it Mean to Build for Today’s E-Commerce?

All industries are constantly evolving, but some experience change faster than others. E-commerce businesses, to be certain, fall into the fast and furious category. The primary driving force behind change in the industry is rapid growth in the number of people conducting transactions online. In the U.S. alone, for example, […]