Database scale without limits on AWS

October 17, 2018

The move to cloud computing is changing the face of the computer industry, and at the heart of this change is elastic computing. Modern applications now have diverse and demanding requirements that leverage the cloud to achieve scale. As demand grows, applications add new webservers and storage nodes to add capacity, but scaling your database hasn’t been as straightforward. Vertica and Hadoop are good scale-out solutions for offline analytics. Scale-out NoSQL solutions work well for non-critical or unstructured data. But scaling a primary SQL database that can concurrently run transactions and real-time analytics remains a challenge.