IBM Changes Impacting Databases Created from the IBM Marketplace

Note: No Impact to IBM Bluemix Catalog Users The IBM Marketplace is going through some changes, and if you’ve spun up ClearDB services through the IBM Marketplace in the past then you’ve no doubt received notice from IBM that your database plan will be suspended on July 15th. To be clear, this change only affects […]

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Quick Start Guide: ClearDB for Managed MySQL on Bluemix

ClearDB is fully compatible with MySQL-powered applications running on the IBM Cloud.  Our popular Community Edition plans are integrated with Bluemix PaaS and run on Bluemix Infarstructure (formerly Softlayer), allowing you to quickly select and spin-up a database plan from inside the Bluemix environment. Note: If you prefer you can also create an account here […]

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Delivering Simple, Low Cost, In-Memory Computing Benefits

It seems everyone is adopting in-memory technologies these days, and it’s no wonder. With soaring mountains of data, ever-expanding concurrency demands, and the well-recognized value of analytics management; many understand that in-memory achieves the fastest, most responsive compute capabilities for these tasks today.  Solid-state-disks don’t even come close to in-memory’s performance.  Consequently, companies are innovating […]

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Denise McElroy add to CRN 2017 Women of the Channel list

ClearDB’s Denise McElroy Recognized as a CRN 2017 Women of the Channel DALLAS, Texas – June 1, 2017 – ClearDB, a pioneer in cloud database technologies, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Denise McElroy, ClearDB’s global channel marketing director, to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. McElroy […]

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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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