The term “Big Data” is quite possibly one of the most difficult IT-related terms to pin down ever. There are so many potential types of, and applications for Big Data that it can be a bit daunting to consider all of the possibilities. Thankfully, for IT operations staff, Big Data is mostly ...Read More
In my previous blog, I wrote at length about the complexities of running a data cloud in production. This logical data set, spread across many nodes, requires a whole new set of tools and methodologies to run and maintain. Today we’ll look at one of the biggest challenges in managing a data ...Read More
As data has grown exponentially at many sites, companies have been forced to horizontally scale their data. Some have turned to sharding of databases like Postgres or MySQL, while others have switched to newer NoSQL data systems. There have been many debates in the last few years about SQL vs. NoSQL data ...Read More
Welcome Cassandra, let’s start with a quick introduction of who you are and what you can do. I am a high-performance distributed scalable database. I am really good at doing lots of operations and growing as your data needs increase, and to top that all off I run on commodity hardware which ...Read More
AppDynamics had a great time last week at Velocity; it was probably the most relevant event we’ll attend this year. Great Keynotes, sessions and an audience that truly understood the significance of application performance. At our booth, it was refreshing to hear questions around monitoring application performance in the cloud (specifically EC2), ...Read More
With AppDynamics 3.2, we recently announced support for Big Data. This essentially allows our customers to manage application performance in production applications while aligning with the growing trend of NoSQL technologies. As applications become more distributed and complex, many organizations are looking to exploit the benefits of Cassandra, Hadoop and MongoDB (to ...Read More
Remember the good old days where developers and DBAs would argue over who and what was killing the relational database? “It’s your crap SQL,” “You forgot to create an index,” “You don’t know what an index is”…and so on. Do you remember when the DBA occasionally spoke and served out humble pie ...Read More
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