Counting database costs: inflexible databases are unaffordable databases

Counting database costs: inflexible databases are unaffordable databases

Elastic database systems address multiple needs with cloud-native and container-native designs that allow them to scale-out and scale-in dynamically.

11/15/17

Counting database costs: databases and elasticity

Counting database costs: databases and elasticity

How database systems are finally lining up with the rest of the application stack to support modern elastic data centers, and deliver the associated cost benefits.

10/24/17

Back to the (SQL) Future, Part 3

Back to the (SQL) Future, Part 3

In the first post in this series, I discussed the emergence of NoSQL to address the need to make databases compatible with cloud needs. And in my last blog post, I talked about the dichotomy between smart databases and smart...

08/22/17

Simpler applications and smarter databases, Part 2

Simpler applications and smarter databases, Part 2

I've talked about the emergence of NoSQL as an antidote to the deficiencies of traditional SQL RDBMS products, and concluded with the question of where the data management industry is going given the current environment, and whether...

08/10/17

The promise and payoff of NoSQL, Part 1

The promise and payoff of NoSQL, Part 1

As we move toward a new industry view of data management, we are also moving towards a world in which smarter databases will enable simpler applications. In this first installment of a 3-part blog series, let’s take a look at where...

08/03/17

Accelerating Organizational Velocity through a Data Center Autopilot

Accelerating Organizational Velocity through a Data Center Autopilot

The data center autopilot will have big consequences and there is not enough recognition of the likely impact. Every company should be moving towards autopilot-style datacenters as fast as possible, in whatever mix of on-prem and...

06/16/17

Data center automation and the software-defined database

Data center automation and the software-defined database

If you take a step back for a moment and think about airplane flight, it turns out that something rather extraordinary is happening. Most of the time the plane is being flown by an autopilot and the pilot is actually kind of a...

06/08/17

Nonstop IT and the myth of zero-downtime

Nonstop IT and the myth of zero-downtime

Diamonds may be forever but they are non-trivial to produce; applications that are forever may be nearly as challenging to create.

05/15/17

Database elasticity: The primary challenge for digital transformation

Database elasticity: The primary challenge for digital transformation

In recent years we have seen an accelerating trend of IT becoming increasingly strategic to business, not least in the enterprise. Under the banner of Digital Transformation, businesses large and small are making strategic commitments...

04/10/17

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