When the automobile was first invented, traffic jams were unheard of. But, as more automobiles populated the roads, outdated road infrastructures couldn’t handle increased congestion and traffic slowed. The same thing has happened with the internet. As people increasingly got online, issues of internet speeds and bandwidth abounded. Today however, as people … Continue reading →
When it comes to what may be the most important business resource of the 21st century–cloud services–there can be no doubt that AWS is clearly dominating the market. Everyone else is years behind in functionality, ease-of-use and price, and for many if not most workloads, AWS is literally better, faster and cheaper than its competitors. However, … Continue reading →
Back in 2009, John Sheaffer made a decision: He left his job at database industry giant Oracle and embarked on a journey into the big data startup arena.
As Sheaffer explained when we sat down to interview him, there were no bad feelings toward Oracle; Sheaffer learned a great deal of foundational knowledge there, and certainly put in his fair share of … Continue reading →
High-value, high-transaction challenges aren’t just the domain of smaller players–some of the most resource-rich, technically advanced companies in the world have had problems, as evidenced recently by Amazon Prime Day, which was plagued with many problems that we predicted in a recent blog, Making Amazon Prime “Black Tuesday,” Not a Black Eye: … Continue reading →
…Amazon Prime Day and Pokeman Go teams should have asked us
The term “high-value, high-transaction workload” is admittedly not universal, yet it describes a very important class of DBMS transactions that sit somewhere between “Big Data,” and critical data. Simply put, they entail large numbers of concurrent transactions at high … Continue reading →
Until recently, Clustrix was facing a tough challenge: Its database software was having trouble communicating with Magento, the leading e-commerce platform.
Something had to be done.
So when E-commerce Solutions Architect Kevin Bortnick—a Web developer and e-commerce expert with about seven years of experience working with Magento—joined the … Continue reading →