How to Gain Linear Scale through the Power of a Scale-Out SQL Database
Case Study: How Rafter Scaled, Increased Redundancy, and Lowered Support Costs

Thursday March 28, 2013
10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST


The database should be the app team’s best friend. But when it’s not scaling, it’s their worst enemy. It’s even more difficult in the cloud – where sharding and scale-up are simply non-starters.

Now, high-powered NewSQL solutions, on public (AWS), hosted (Rackspace, GoGrid, etc.), and private clouds, conquer those issues. DevOps organizations get the power of a RDBMS, but with linear scale and the flexibility of the cloud.

In this event, hear how educational e-commerce company, Rafter, chose this new direction and scaled their database easily and inexpensively for a faster time to market. Some topics covered will include how to:

  • Leverage a scale-out SQL database on public and private clouds
  • Achieve fault tolerance, high availability, and reliability
  • Run OLTP and OLAP workloads on the same database
  • Develop, test, and deploy apps in AWS
  • Gain exceptional application performance and scale
As a special bonus, all Webinar attendees will receive the white paper, “How to Harness the Power of DBaaS and the Cloud to Achieve Superior Performance.”

What Attendees will learn:
Some topics covered will include how to:
  • Leverage a scale-out SQL database on public and private clouds
  • Achieve fault tolerance, high availability, and reliability
  • Run OLTP and OLAP workloads on the same database
  • Gain exceptional application performance and scale
Who should attend:
Developers, DBAs, and DevOps




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Presenters:

Michael Farace
Director of Systems & Infrastructure Operations Rafter

Michael has over 20 years experience in IT Operations specializing in multiplatform connectivity. He designs custom, real-world solutions that are specific to the needs and goals of a company and where they reside in the market landscape.


Raj Bains
Product Architect Clustrix

Raj Bains is Product Architect at Clustrix focusing on Product Management and Database Engineering. Before Clustrix, he led the team and co-architected Financial Contract Definition Language, VM and Compiler at RMS. His background includes High Performance Computing, Languages and Compilers at NVIDIA and Microsoft.

Moderator:

Doug Barney
TMCnet Editor at Large

Doug Barney has been a technology journalist for nearly 30 years. Doug was the founding editor of Redmond Magazine, Redmond Channel Partner, Redmond Developer News and Virtualization Review, and served as Editorial Director for Visual Studio magazine. Doug also served as Executive Editor of Network World, Editor in Chief of AmigaWorld, and Editor in Chief of Network Computing. Barney also reported for ComputerWorld and InfoWorld. Doug has been a frequent guest on CNN, CNNfn, NECN, and NPR commenting on PC and networking technologies.