Tag: architecture

The Humble Cloud Architect Answers Questions on Strategy

Strategy Q&A from the Humble Cloud Architect

Recently, we hosted a webinar entitled “The Humble Cloud Architect: What is Your Database Strategy?” We had a number of excellent questions during that session, including some that we did not have the time to answer during the webinar. These questions are reproduced and answered below. For those who missed the webinar, you may view […]

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Solving Lambda Architecture’s Fast Layer Problem

Getting up to date answers about recent events and asking the same question about older data is really hard to do using open source. The Lambda Architecture is a somewhat complicated way of doing this kind of mass scale, relatively fast, open source data processing. The key point is that you have two layers: a […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Questions and Answers about Modern Database Architecture

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 […]

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