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  • While writing my last post on the topic of Data Driven business, a small voice in the back of my head kept saying “it’s about information, stupid”. There is a lot of confusion in the industry about data vs. information. We’ve been talking about data for many years: databases, data management, data storage, and so on. And yet, strangely, the organization accountable for all this data is called Information Technology and is the responsibility of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). Why is this?

  • Hosting providers, SaaS vendors, and Enterprises are all looking for multi-tenant capabilities that allow them to share database and hardware resources.

    Managing these kinds of systems and assuring that all databases are continuously available tends to be a very complex and difficult task, as any system administrator who is involved in overseeing hundreds or even thousands of databases can attest to...

  • Every digital transformation initiative must deal with the ever-increasing pace of change – in the marketplace, in the technology environment, and in the world at large. Clearly, as customer expectations accelerate, technology must keep up. Squeezing every last millisecond of performance leads to the demand for real-time – technology with no delays whatsoever, moving at the speed of thought itself.

  • One of the interesting things that happens when you work on a distributed system is that you start to see things from different perspectives. We'll get to that in a minute. By way of background, let's talk a little about how we got to where we are today.

    The early client-server databases were designed to run on a single machine. This made a lot of sense given the challenges and resource limitations at the time but has (at least) two significant drawbacks. First, if you want to support more users or increase your transaction rates you need a bigger system (that's vertical scale).

  • It’s a woeful day for Engineering when somebody from the Marketing department writes a techblog, but sometimes they create a tool so easy to run that somebody from marketing can use and explain it.

    Over the past month, I’ve been working on a series of short value prop demo videos that feature the core values NuoDB provides, including Scale-Out Performance ,

  • There are nearly 5 billion adults on planet Earth today but more than 2.5 billion do not have access to even basic financial services like a bank account.

    However, this is changing rapidly as the new century unfolds. According to the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association, the introduction of mobile technologies across the globe has led to a wide range of low-cost, convenient financial services that are dramatically enhancing the wealth and prosperity of some of the world’s poorest people.

  • 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.

    In this short demo video, we demonstrate how a NuoDB database can be easily deployed in multiple geographic regions as a single logical database while maintaining full ACID compliance...

  • 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. But while most detriments to performance can be addressed through increasingly advanced technology, there is one factor that is exacerbated by the mere use of the cloud: network latency.

  • In the blog post announcing the GA of NuoDB Swifts Release 2.1, I said this:

    Our plan is to always be shipping, with updates to 2.x being released on a quarterly basis in 2015.

    And so, here we are, right on time: Welcome to NuoDB Larks Release 2.2!

    Larks is another milestone in the 2.x release trajectory established over the past year to reinforce NuoDB's ability to play a central role in an enterprise's data architecture. As with previous releases, we've added important features

  • Drupal 7 is a popular web content management system and web application framework that is written in PHP. I implemented a NuoDB Drupal 7 database driver that allows customers to run Drupal 7 web applications on a NuoDB database. We use Drupal on NuoDB to run our corporate website . In this techblog, I will explain how the Drupal database abstraction layer works, introduce you to the NuoDB Drupal driver, and then show you how you can use NuoDB to build your own Drupal 7 applications.

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