Category: Real-time decisioning

How Caches Become Databases – And Why You Don’t Want This

March 21, 2024
Companies like to complicate things.  There’s no better way to say it.  The law of entropy clearly applies as much to tech stacks and data management as it does to closets and desk drawers.  In the world of databases, data management, and data platforms, this entropy usually takes the form of a simple database or [...]

The 6 Rules for Achieving (and Maintaining) High Availability

March 13, 2024
In the age of big-data-turned-massive-data, maintaining high availability, aka ultra-reliability, aka ‘uptime’, has become “paramount”, to use a ChatGPT word.  Why? Because until recently, most computer interaction was human-to-computer, and humans are (relatively) flexible when systems misbehave: they can try a few more times and then go off and do something else before trying again [...]

Latency vs. Throughput: Navigating the Digital Highway

February 29, 2024
Imagine the digital world as a bustling highway, where data packets are vehicles racing to their destinations. In this fast-paced ecosystem, two vital elements determine the efficiency of this traffic: latency and throughput. Let’s unravel the mystery behind these terms and examine their significance in our everyday online experiences. Latency: The Waiting Game Latency is [...]

Introducing Volt Active(ISU): Zero-Downtime Upgrades to Improve the Engine While It’s Running

February 20, 2024
Enterprise customers that require ‘five nines’ availability need it as a guarantee, not just a vague promise. That’s why we’ve introduced Volt In-Service Upgrade  “Active(ISU)”, which allows you to upgrade clusters without having to shut anything down. When all the nodes have been updated, the features of the new version will become active. Active(ISU) will [...]
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