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The Data Day, A few days: April 29-May 3 2013

Teradata Q1 disappoints. Actian acquires ParAccel. And more.

For 451 Research clients: Acquisitive Actian adds ParAccel to its growing database portfolio

— Matt Aslett (@maslett) April 29, 2013

For 451 Research clients: Tokutek releases TokuDB database storage engine as open source

— Matt Aslett (@maslett) May 1, 2013

For 451 Research clients: Codership replicates partnership success with Galera Cluster for MySQL

— Matt Aslett (@maslett) May …

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Softlayer Cloud: a Scary Story of One Bad Service

Disclaimer: the information in this post is the author’s personal opinion and is not the opinion or policy of his employer.

It was spring 2010 when we decided that even though Softlayer‘s server provisioning system is really great and it takes only a few hours to get a new server when we need it, it is still too long sometimes. We wanted to be able to scale up when needed and do it faster. It was especially critical because we were working hard on bringing up Facebook integration to our site and that project could have dramatically changed our application servers cloud capacity requirements.

What buzzword comes to your mind when we talk about scaling up really fast, sometimes within minutes, not hours or days? Exactly – cloud computing! So, after some initial testing and playing around with Softlayer’s (really young back then) cloud solution …

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