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SQL and NoSQL Database Comparison: When is a NoSQL database a better option than a "traditional" RDBMS?
02/28/2013 - By Datavail Staff
What is NoSQL (not only SQL)? It's an umbrella of database systems that’s an alternative for traditional RDBMS in modern computing. NoSQL database systems fall into 3 main categories: document model, graph model, and key-value stores. MongoDB, CouchDB, neo4j, InfiniteGraph, Cassandra, Redis, Dynamo, and BigTable are some of the key players in the NoSQL space.[...]Read more No comment.
02/21/2013 - By Datavail Staff
What can be done to protect against outages from major cloud providers? Cloud services have become an essential component of enterprise computing. However, as the most recent Amazon Web Services outage illustrates, some IT professionals still have their head in the clouds when it comes to preparing for provider outages and having a database disaster recovery plan.[...]Read more No comment.
08/23/2012 - By Mark Perlstein
Good news! Datavail made the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. We are celebrating our position at 1,842 out of 5,000 companies and 35th among the 89 metro Denver companies that made this year’s list. Despite the economic downturn, we have continued to keep our head above water . I credit our long-term vision, customer focus and our people. The Inc. 5000 list is an exciting accomplishment for Datavail. The full press release can be viewed here. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.Read more No comment.
07/10/2012 - By Mark Perlstein
It is my pleasure to inform you that today Datavail publically announced the completed acquisition of Blue Gecko. By bringing together Datavail and Blue Gecko, the combined company is among the largest providers of remote database administration services in North America and the largest remote managed services provider in the Rocky Mountain region. [...]Read more No comment.
04/23/2012 - By Charleste King
What’s the problem?Your MySQL database was working well, humming along nicely, but quite suddenly performance went south, especially during periods of heavy usage. Maybe you’re seeing deadlocks, or it’s just incredibly slow. If your MySQL database is using InnoDB there is a good chance you need to change your InnoDB storage. If you database is using MyISAM and you’re getting table locking issues, chances are it’s time to go to InnoDB, and you need to enable file-per-table before you convert the databases to InnoDB.Read more No comment.