What Is Sharding? Database Sharding, Scaling, and You

One of most important questions for any modern database administrator is, “How do different databases scale?” There are different approaches to database scaling, and not all of them are applicable in all contexts. An increasingly popular approach to database scaling is sharding, but what is database sharding, and how does it help databases scale? What … Read more What Is Sharding? Database Sharding, Scaling, and You

What Is a Storage Array? Data Server and Disk Architecture

A storage array, also called a disk array, is a data storage system for block-based storage, file-based storage, or object storage. Rather than store data on a server, storage arrays use multiple drives in a collection capable of storing a huge amount of data, managed by a central management system. The performance of storage arrays … Read more What Is a Storage Array? Data Server and Disk Architecture

Comparing Aurora Pricing and Performance to MySQL, RDS, and SQL Server Databases

A software developer may use a relational database management system (RDBMS) to create, read, update, and delete back-end data. Developers can also work with and change these systems with custom SQL statements. However, there are several RDBMS to choose from, with each one designed with particular use cases in mind and differing in their features, … Read more Comparing Aurora Pricing and Performance to MySQL, RDS, and SQL Server Databases

How to Do Performance Tuning in Oracle

Oracle performance tuning is a crucial step in ensuring speedy application function and data retrieval. Here’s what you need to know to improve database performance.  All database administrators (DBAs) are familiar with the onerous task of increasing database performance. To accelerate application function, DBAs have to expedite query response time, which means DBAs must have … Read more How to Do Performance Tuning in Oracle

Best SQL Server Performance Tools in 2020

Issues and delays caused by database performance networks are a timeand moneydrain IT teams can’t afford. With so many performance risk factors at play (memory usage, indexing, etc.), it can be hard to determine where, when, and why a problem is occurring. Implementing SQL tools focused on performance, monitoring, and management is a critical step … Read more Best SQL Server Performance Tools in 2020

What to Know Before Choosing a Database Management System

A database management system, also called DBMS, is a program that allows admins to access, alter, and analyze a database. In this article, I’ll describe the functions of a database management system and review different types of databases. While this isn’t a comprehensive list of all DBMS types, it’s a start if you’re looking for … Read more What to Know Before Choosing a Database Management System

Maximizing Database Performance – MySQL Tuning Best Practices

With the added complexity of growing data volumes and ever changing workloads, database performance tuning is now necessary to maximize resource utilizations and system performance. However, performance tuning is often easier said than done. Let’s face it, tuning is difficult for a number of reasons. For one thing, it requires a significant amount of expertise … Read more Maximizing Database Performance – MySQL Tuning Best Practices

The Importance of Performance Certainty

Uptime is assumed. Performance is the new black. You can’t hope for performance, you need to be certain of the performance of the system. You need to know what drives performance and how any changes to the system change (or could change) the performance profile. This is, in summary, what performance certainty means. It’s a new world, performance matters Not … Read more The Importance of Performance Certainty