Troubleshooting Performance Issues

Powerful, multi-core CPU’s; fast, high-capacity networks; and well-balanced storage tiers often hide the real culprits of a data center’s performance bottlenecks. Most problems result from inefficient application code, poor system services and software designs; and less than optimal database, operating system, and virtual machine configurations. In fact, studies have found that more than 75% of […]

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ClearDB Ranked a “Contender” in Forrester Wave Database-as-a-Service Report

ClearDB made its debut in “The Forrester Wave™: Database-as-a-Service Q1 2017” report last week and was ranked as a “contender” in the overall database-as-a-service (DBaaS) market. Forrester Research evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of 13 of the top DBaaS vendors to see how they stacked up against one another. Forrester only included Wave vendors that […]

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Best Practices for Monitoring and Measuring Data Center Performance

IT professionals are acutely aware just how closely tied their data center infrastructure performance is to their business performance in our digitally-driven world. Technology consumers – employees, suppliers, customers, and prospects – expect highly available, fast and responsive interactions from all the systems they touch. As a result, IT professionals have critical roles in empowering […]

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Enabling Bare-Metal Performance for Today’s Clouds

Mobile connectivity, social-media, digital streaming, the Internet-of-Things, big data, and many other taxing use-cases are spawning new classes of computing transaction and analytic requirements. As a result, IT organizations are looking for every possible way to stay abreast, if not ahead, of their workload performance goals within ever-tightening budgets. Some feel the choices are between […]

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Four ClearDB Advantages vs Amazon Aurora

Four Big Reasons to Choose ClearDB for MySQL Workloads in the Cloud Aurora combines with Amazon’s RDS database platform to deliver a non-native alternative to MySQL.  The pitch for Aurora is aimed squarely at Mission Critical applications and the enterprise, but before you jump into the deep end with a new proprietary database engine let’s […]

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Tuning Strategies for Impatient Users

In this digital world, everyone expects immediate response from the web-sites and mobile apps they use. We all want instant gratification. Even those of us who manage the IT systems that are supposed to provide the best user experience have these expectations, knowing full well the challenges faced in delivering them. There is no less […]

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What Is Database Virtualization and Why Should You Care?

In today’s digital economy, success often comes down to how quickly you can develop and deploy new applications. The explosive growth of cloud, mobile, social, big data and IoT, is changing the competitive landscape and helping enterprises take advantage of new technologies to increase efficiency, lower costs and scale with customers as they grow. This […]

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Optimizing Virtualized Workloads

The pros and cons of virtualization are well documented, as are the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing architectures. So, if you are managing applications and IT services in such environments, the choice has been made. Accordingly, you are now more likely focused on how to get the very best, cost-effective performance out of these […]

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Improving MySQL Security with SSL for In-Transit Data Encryption

Data security is a complex and advanced topic that can challenge even the most clever developers. Threats to the security of your online data are omnipresent and growing increasingly sophisticated with each passing year. Yet despite the advanced nature of this topic in its entirety, there are basic security steps that any developer can and […]

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Cloud Workload Density: At the Intersection of Web Scale Infrastructure

Cisco recently published its sixth annual Global Cloud Index report providing a forecast into how the cloud will evolve between 2015-2020. The headline highlight from the report is that Cisco is now forecasting that by 2020, cloud workloads will increase to 440 million, with multiple workloads per physical server – workload density – increasing over the […]

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