Employee Spotlight: Clustrix Performance Architect Peter Friedenbach

Peter Friedenbach_Perfromance Architect

Our employee spotlight series is designed to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the people that make Clustrix tick. We’ve been showing you who they are, what they value and why they choose to work here.

Over the course of the interviews, our employees touched on a variety of things that keep them coming back every day, ranging from the supportive and … Continue reading →

Shining a light on Amazon Aurora’s Hidden IO Costs

Aurora's Hidden IO Costs

Just when you think the Cloud has finally ushered us into a world of transparency and convenience—pay only for what you use, know exactly what you’re paying for—it turns out that you still might find yourself paying for more than you bargained for with some leading cloud vendors.

For those customers dealing with high volumes of high-value … Continue reading →

Employee Spotlight: VP of Engineering Robert Mihalyi

Robbie_Customer Operations Engineer

If you’re a top recruit in the software industry, chances are likely that you run from two things like they are the plague: bureaucracy, and hand-holding.

You want the freedom to see your ideas come to fruition. And you also want boatloads of trust, and support from management—not oversight and excessive amounts of control.

Spend some time … Continue reading →

Employee Spotlight: Customer Operations Engineer Henry Hwang

Henry HwangCustomer Operations Engineer

There is a scene in the Pixar classic “Ratatouille” when the chef explains to the new garbage boy that the kitchen staff is made of much more than cooks—they are artists, at heart, and pirates. “More than cooks are we,” she explains, rather people with diverse and interesting backgrounds who bring a wealth of knowledge to the table to supplement their … Continue reading →

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


Game On or Game Over?

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 just isn’t reliable … Continue reading →

Think Los Angeles Traffic is bad now? IoT could make it worse



With the Internet of Things now a reality in auto and other industries, companies are finding themselves remarkably changed–and challenged–by the availability and analysis of data from a multitude of sensors. Companies like Tesla are taking the lead with “over-the-air” remote maintenance, driverless technology and the connected … Continue reading →