Over the last several years, DigitalOcean has built out its feature set in a way that has taken it from a provider of cheap and simple virtual machines (VMs) to a legitimate public cloud alternative, most recently adding support for Redis and MySQL to its managed database services. As its services evolve, it continues to experience healthy growth and maintain popularity among the independent developer audience. Over the past two years, DigitalOcean has accelerated the velocity of its feature development, looking to better meet the needs of a business audience. By emphasizing a simplified feature set, pricing structure and user experience, even as it expands its competitive footprint in the shadow of public cloud vendors such as Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Digital Ocean continues to help define what it means to be an alternative public cloud in a market dominated and largely defined by hyperscalers.
Database users are increasingly interested in using Flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) to speed up application performance. For many database administrators (DBAs), increased database performance directly impacts their user experience and bottom lines. Accelerating a single MySQL instance may allow DBAs to avoid painful sharding exercises, with all their attendant administration, application changes, and high capital and ongoing costs. With the wide range of SSDs available today, choosing any one can be difficult. This paper aims to answer the question, “Is it better to use slower SATA SSDs in RAID or a faster PCIe SSD to scale up MySQL database performance?"
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: Mar 17, 2015
You’ve probably heard about NoSQL, and you may wonder what it is. NoSQL represents a fundamental change in the way people think about storing and accessing data, especially now that most of the information generated is unstructured or semi-structured data — something for which existing database systems such as Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer, and Postgres aren’t well suited. NoSQL means a release from the constraints imposed on database management systems by the relational database model.
This free eBook, Enterprise NoSQL for Dummies, MarkLogic Special Edition, provides an overview of NoSQL. You’ll start to understand what it is, what it isn’t, when you should consider using a NoSQL database instead of a relational database management system and when you may want to use both. In addition, this book introduces enterprise NoSQL and shows how it differs from other NoSQL systems, as well as explains when NoSQL may not be the right solution for your data storage problem. You’ll also learn the NoSQ
McAfee® Vulnerability Manager for Databases automatically discovers networked databases; determines if the latest patches have been applied; and tests for common weaknesses, making it easier to demonstrate compliance and better protect critical data.
Old-guard database providers are expensive, proprietary, have high lock-in costs, and impose restrictive licensing terms. The challenge to date has been to achieve the same performance and availability of commercial-grade databases on open source databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB.
Examine key considerations that go into any database migration decision and specific use cases—in Financial Services and Healthcare Analytics implementations—where Datavail carefully managed database migrations from traditional database providers to the cloud—and in particular Amazon Aurora.
Download the eBook to learn about:
Migration considerations and strategies including lift and shift, re-platforming, and re-factoring
Security and compliance functionality enabled by Amazon Aurora
Performance and scalability opportunities enabled by AWS
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