Published by Alex Slotnick on Sep 11, 2015 11:18:57 AM

Inefficient Internal Systems Lead to Inefficent Administrators

Everybody knows that the amount of data around us is constantly growing, and yet database administrators still often find themselves ill equipped to perform their jobs effectively. If administrators only have access to antiquated techniques and tools, an entire company’s profitability and productivity can be affected.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Sep 9, 2015 11:01:48 AM

VividCortex on Tech.Co: Can Your Business Benefit From a Cloud Database?

Should you move your database to the cloud? Over on Tech.Co, VividCortex's CEO and founder Baron Schwartz has published an article that covers some of the major benefits of such a shift. Cloud computing has changed tremendously over the past decade, and the potential for databases in the cloud is only growing. Baron's article explains what some of those changes might mean for you and your data.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Jan 23, 2015 11:28:00 AM

Distributed and Diverse: The New Reality of Modern Data Persistence

We create applications in an age of simple, powerful, flexible databases that do magic for us. There’s a large variety of modern databases that supply just what’s needed for lots of use cases, so we can pick the right tool for the job. We’ve never had it better, right? So why is “it’s the database again” still a sufficient explanation for a lot of outages and performance problems?

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Dec 4, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Why VividCortex is Cheaper Than DIY Open-Source

Talk to someone who runs monitoring systems at a company with more than a few servers and you’ll quickly find out that scaling their monitoring systems is far from a minor concern. It’s often a serious problem. The three primary costs of self-hosting an open-source monitoring system, according to our survey of hundreds of Operations staff at large companies, are:

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Published by Anna Navatsyk on Jun 26, 2014 9:27:00 AM

The Hidden Cost of Data Operations eBook

A few months ago, we asked DBAs, SysAdmins and others who manage servers to fill out a survey assessing their resources, workload and tools. We received 150+ responses from those at mid-size to large web scale operations companies that work with systems built around open source technologies. We have compiled the data, and the telling results are available in this eBook.

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