Tag: flex down

Tech Talk Series: Part 3 Wrap Up, Flex Up and Flex Down

Last week was our Tech Talk on Scaling-In and Down. We’ve explored scaling up and out in Tech Talk #1. MySQL is a very popular RDBMS, but challenges arise when your workload hits the limits of the largest node you can provision. But this third Tech Talk isn’t about adding […]

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 […]

Is Your Merchant’s Infrastructure Feeling Bloated After the Holidays?

Bloated After the Holidays? Scale Back Your Database Capacity. E-commerce merchants must be ready for the holiday peak in demand. So, adding database capacity is a must. Now that the New Year is here, don’t you wish you could get back to your regular (database) size painlessly? If you’re running […]

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 […]

Three Things Your E-Commerce Site Needs in a Database

How to Future-Proof Your E-Commerce Site If you own or run the website for a fast-growing e-commerce business, you may well be at a crossroads. Your database is supported by a single server, but your business is growing so quickly that you are getting dangerously close to a crash. Traffic […]