Category: <span>Enterprise Data Architecture</span>

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NoSQL, RDBMS, and Contention for Shared Data: Part 1

December 19, 2017

First off: I’m not here to bash NoSQL. NoSQL came into existence for a good reason — your generic legacy SQL RDBMS is often slow and expensive when compared to NoSQL alternatives. But much of the discussion I’ve seen about NoSQL, NewSQL, Legacy RDBMS and other technologies gets hung up on such issues as the […]

Microservices – What CSPs can Learn From IT

December 08, 2017

CSPs are in a critical period of transformation right now. Omnipresent connectivity is driving new disruptive business models which are further driving up demands on the networks. Virtualization of appliances and systems is seen as a necessary step to add the agility to meet these increasing and evolving service demands. As vendors and CSPs are […]

VoltDB Bonded Network Compatibility

November 21, 2017

In this post we describe VoltDB’s high availability architecture and how it interacts with bonded networks. Together they offer protection and continuity against network failovers. How do we know? Because we tested it and describe the tests we ran to verify compatibility with various bonded network modes. What Is a Bonded Network? Bonded networking is […]

Key Considerations for a Modern Database to Operate at Scale

November 10, 2017

Modern applications have two primary needs: performance and ease of operations, both at scale. Performance The performance consists of two aspects: throughput and latency. Both are driven by applications becoming machine-driven i.e. API-driven. Humans will wait much longer than an API will since APIs have strict latency expectations due to timeouts. When you take a […]

Questions and Answers about Modern Database Architecture

November 03, 2017

VoltDB and DBTA teamed up to host a webinar in October titled “Architectural Considerations for a Modern Database to Operate at Scale”. We had a number excellent questions during that session, which are reproduced below. For those who missed the webinar, you may view it here in its entirety. Editor’s Note Unless otherwise noted, the […]

Making the Case for Open Source

The Open Source Real-Time Question (and Fast Data Answers)

October 24, 2017

Rising Amounts of Information As we look at total amount of information created world wide, we see an exponentially rising curve. According to the Kleiner Perkins 2017 Internet Trends study, the amount of total information generated in the world today is about 16 zettabytes (zb). Based on Kleiner estimates, this number will grow at least […]

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