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January 02, 2018 | , , ,

Year in Review: Top 5 Blog Posts from 2017…

By: VoltDB Blog Staff

…and What they Say About the Future Happy 2018 everyone! In keeping with the tradition of reflection at the start of a new year, we at VoltDB decided to take a look back at the highlights on our database blog from 2017. Here are the top 5 performers — those most read: Numbers Don’t Lie: […]

December 21, 2017 | , , ,

NoSQL, RDBMS, and Contention for Shared Data: Part 2

By: David Rolfe

Previously in part one of this blog series, I explained the problems with two methods of database interactions. Traditional JDBC-style interactions mean that locking and latching take up ~30% of compute time. This overhead skyrockets when you try to use a distributed system. A NoSQL key-value interaction allows for better scalability, but for non-trivial use cases […]

December 19, 2017 | , , ,

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

By: David Rolfe

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 […]

December 12, 2017 |

8 Tips for Evaluating a Database in 2018

By: VoltDB Blog Staff

It’s that time of year — the “wrap up/planning” blogs are among us as we look to a new year. With that, VoltDB has decided to put together a few tips and recommendations to consider when evaluating database technologies in 2018. Whether you’re in the market for some new technologies now or simply just reading […]

December 08, 2017 | , ,

Microservices – What CSPs can Learn From IT

By: VoltDB Blog Staff

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 […]

November 29, 2017 | , , ,

The Changing Landscape of Databases in Financial Services

By: VoltDB Blog Staff

For decades, relational databases was the de-facto choice for financial service companies, until the 2000s where systems started to face challenges with scalability and availability as the amount of data being processed and consumed shaped how companies conducted their business. NoSQL databases emerged as a reaction to these challenges and while they certainly helped address […]

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