Published by Alex Slotnick on Feb 17, 2017 2:25:15 PM

In Case You Missed It: "How Online Florists Can Show Their Databases Some Love Before Valentine's Day"

Baron Schwartz's recent article on DZone, "How Online Florists Can Show Their Databases Some Love Before Valentine's Day," helped flower sellers across the country prepare for one of their biggest shopping events of the year. Like other retail industries, florists need their online systems to maintain high-performance through heavy traffic periods, so outages or slow systems don't interrupt shoppers' activities. This requires advanced preparation for the database. Capacity planning, code slushes, and being able to expect the unexpected are all key.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Nov 23, 2016 5:48:41 PM

Monitoring for Black Friday: Capacity Planning Techniques

In our latest webinar, Baron Schwartz talked about how to best prepare for potential traffic spikes during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Although some organizations may not experience a seasonal peak during the holidays, there might be other times when traffic surges can be expected--we thought we’d use the occasion of Black Friday to share some techniques to help you prepare for times when your systems may be stressed.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Sep 7, 2016 5:40:04 PM

iPhone 7, Headphone Jacks, and How Apple Hijacks Time-Series Data Trends

All ye faithful: the iPhone 7 is nigh, just as all tech blogs foretold. This afternoon, Apple kicked off September in the same way it has for the past several years, by making a product announcement and adding new technology to their market-warping and trend-setting lineup. As early Fall has become synonymous with Apple’s unique brand of press conference, these announcements have attained a reputation as faux-holiday, demanding live coverage across the internet, from Wired to The New York Times to The Guardian to The Times of India.

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