Amazon Prime Day 2017: Can Amazon’s Tech Keep Up This Time?
Here it comes again: the big Amazon showcase flash sale. You’d have to live under a rock not to notice every site vying to grab attention for the “best list of Prime deals!” It’s all massive exposure, but that cuts both ways: Amazon’s site has to handle all the traffic […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
What Does the Future Hold for Databases?
It is not an exaggeration to say that the online retail industry is at perhaps its most critical juncture since it first began gathering steam near the beginning of the 21st century. For years, scale-up relational databases were sufficient in the market, as online merchants dealt primarily with structured data-like […]