The cloud revolution, initially promising for application scaling, falls short in database scalability, facing challenges with concurrent user management and processing. To truly harness cloud benefits and meet peak demands, organizations must consider horizontally scalable, cloud-native databases over traditional, monolithic SQL systems.
Black Friday 2023 witnessed significant growth in online sales, with Cyber Monday setting new records, highlighting the continued relevance of these peak shopping days. Despite the surge in online shopping, overall holiday spending is only expected to increase slightly, suggesting a shift towards more online purchases.
Peak events like record-breaking concerts and Black Friday sales, along with unpredictable freak events such as adverse weather and cloud outages, are pushing legacy database technology’s limits in scalability and resilience.
This blog highlights six moments that will increase the risk of an ecommerce website crash. Using examples, it illustrates the short- and long-term financial and reputational impact of such crashes, showing how by modernizing the data layer retailers can ensure site resilience, scalability, and consistent high performance and safeguard their share of the growing eCommerce market.
Our team continues to deliver new innovations, so we are excited to announce our latest stable release—YugabyteDB 2.14, which delivers higher performance, security and YugabyteDB Anywhere enhancements.
YugabyteDB is quickly becoming the cloud native relational database for the world’s most demanding enterprises, driving data-driven innovation in the face of growth, uncertainty, and change.
There are many secrets to creating a high-performing database application. One such secret is proper database connection management. However, this secret is not specific to YugabyteDB or PostgreSQL, but applies to any database.
In this post, we examine database connection management through the lens of YugabyteDB. We explore pools and performance, and run tests to measure the results. By the end of this post, you’ll have a clear sense of how to make efficient use of database connection management.
“I don’t think it’s quite fair to condemn the whole program because of a single slip up, sir.” Famous last words from Kubrick’s 1964 classic Dr. Strangelove, as a forlorn general realizes his negligence is about to lead to nuclear apocalypse. This may feel relatable to any engineer who has immediately regretted pushing the big red “release” button only to later find themselves putting out fires late into the night.
YugabyteDB is engineered to scale beyond 1 million inserts per second. It achieves this high level of performance through sharding and horizontal scaling, allowing it to support applications and services that need rapid data insertion and retrieval.