Tag: scale out SQL

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 […]

Will China’s Singles Day Learn from Amazon Prime Day’s Mistakes? It May Depend on the Database under Alibaba’s Hood

Last year, Alibaba turned what Business Insider’s Jeremy Burke called an “obscure, made-up Chinese holiday” into a shopping event that surpassed even Black Friday. On China’s Nov. 11 “Singles’ Day”, the company raked in $14.3B! Expectations are high for 2016, and Alibaba and other retailers are no doubt gearing up […]

Pokemon Go becomes “Pokemon Stop”

Pokemon Go: Challenges at Launch It had all the makings of a successful product launch: a highly-recognizable brand, a built-in global fanbase of millions, and a great team of game developers with roots in a Silicon Valley icon: Google. But the launch of Pokemon Go, the highly anticipated augmented-reality mobile […]

Scale-Out SQL: Readying Your Online Gaming App for the Big Launch

Getting Your Gaming Application Ready for Launch Gaming applications–particularly multi-player games–are usually built for the cloud, meaning that they can scale out according to demand. Unfortunately, this hasn’t necessarily been the case with the databases that power these applications. The SQL databases that online games have to run on (NoSQL […]

Benchmark: Beyond Aurora. Scale-out SQL databases for AWS. Later, Docker Basics.

Summary: As enterprises move to AWS, they have great choices for MySQL compatible databases. Knowing the best database for the specific job can save you time and money. At the February meeting, we will discuss high-performance databases for AWS and share our findings based on a benchmark test that simulates […]