As globalization evolved from a phenomenon into an enterprise standard, and ecommerce from a niche into a $300 billion market, the ability to provide application access at local speed to users around the globe becomes an absolute necessity.
Performance is one of the top-ranked concerns that enterprise executives have when it comes to fully trusting the cloud. But performance is a little tricky to nail down because it encompasses such a wide range of disciplines – everything from resource scale and availability to system and architecture governance.
In my last blog, I talked about database sharding, exploring some of the reasons for doing so, as well as the challenges inherent to the approach. Given the many challenges with database sharding, it's no wonder that organizations and vendors are seeking alternatives.