Administration Amazon AWS Amazon RDS Azure Azure SQL Database Editorials

Love/Hate Relationship with Unstructured Data

No doubt you’ve seen, and perhaps been working with unstructured solutions out there – DynamoDB, Azure Table Storage, and there are many other options as well.  It’s pretty cool that you can define key/value pairs and just start dumping information into the system, really without regard to structure and columns and many of the things that have traditionally made up […]

Administration Amazon AWS Azure Azure SQL Database Editorials SQL Server

Managing Your On and Off-Premise Infrastructure

Increasingly, as we’re working with people to help out with infrastructure and with setup and considerations for their servers and solutions (wow, that’s a long breath), the trend is about handing off to cloud providers… That’s all well and good, but there’s a bit a devil in the details, so to speak.  One of the things that seems to be […]

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Scale-Out vs. Scale-Up as a Cloud Success Indicator

Sometimes, the things that drive the market just sort of creep up on you.  Surprising things. We’re all here talking about big data-this, big data-that.  Storage management.  Performance.  All of those things.  They’ve traditionally often been all about scaling UP your application (bigger servers, more power, etc.).  I know I’ve had the discussion with people many, many times about considerations […]