Big Data, speed and the software of the future

The past few years the amount of data we create has increased explosively. With the ever increasing number of connected devices (IoT) it's just going to multiply. The problem is that the capability of handling large data sets fast enough is lacking in the technology we used yesterday to build the systems of today. Everything must

By | 2017-06-01T09:34:35+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Business, Database, IoT, platform|Comments Off on Big Data, speed and the software of the future

How to Choose the Right Database & Framework for your Real-Time Mobile App, Part III

In Parts I and II of this blog series, we presented three possible categories that a typical real-time mobile app falls into, and started to take a look at the design choices for all three kinds of apps. Now, let’s continue to explore some additional considerations when it comes to choosing the right database and

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:35+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Apps, Database|0 Comments

How to Choose the Right Database & Framework for your Real-Time Mobile App, Part I

If you’re a mobile app developer, I imagine you’re constantly feeling the pressure to quickly bring new apps to market and update them faster than ever before. The demand is only ramping up, with no change in pace on the horizon. Like many mobile app developers, you also most likely need a hard-working database behind

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:35+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Apps, Database|0 Comments

The Definitive Guide to the Modern Database, Part IV

In our last post in the Definitive Guide to the Modern Database series, we examined three different trade-offs: In-memory vs. Disk-based; Scale-In vs. Scale-out, Consistent vs. Inconsistent; and SQL vs. NoSQL, “Classical” vs. “Modern.” Today let’s take a look at the final trade-off to consider when selecting a modern database.

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:35+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Database|0 Comments

Checklist for Selecting a New Database: Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog post, we explored a few things you should consider when choosing a new database, including the purpose of the application, true consistency, and high performance. Part two touches on four additional factors you should keep in mind during your selection process.

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:43+00:00 April 29th, 2013|Database|Comments Off on Checklist for Selecting a New Database: Part 2

Checklist for Selecting a New Database: Part 1

When you look at the database market, it’s a virtual jungle out there. Those of us in the industry 15 years ago can look back and remember when we only had the option to use a relational database from Sybase, ORACLE, Microsoft or IBM.

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:43+00:00 April 10th, 2013|Database|Comments Off on Checklist for Selecting a New Database: Part 1

Don’t Give Up Consistency

If you have a successful application and it relies upon persistent data then data storage will probably become your bottleneck. There are two main strategies for scaling an application: vertical scaling and horizontal scaling.

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:44+00:00 February 8th, 2012|Database|Comments Off on Don’t Give Up Consistency

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