Tag: scale out architecture

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Not NoSQL, It’s Scale-Out and SQL’s a Yes

It’s the scale-out architecture, not NoSQL New applications are now primarily being developed for the cloud environment – whether it is private, public, or hybrid. The data layer for a modern application is complex with multiple data stores, and choosing the correct database requires understanding a market and database landscape […]