Everyone is talking about this huge change in data privacy regulation. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. Any company that is not compliant faces fines and penalties.
Database Administrators (DBAs) used to be the masters of their domain. They were the intermediary that stood between the databases necessary to conduct daily business and rest of the company. Not only were they the gatekeepers responsible for protecting the data but also the schemas that held that data.
A question faced by a lot of companies as they start out (especially tech-based companies) is whether they want to outsource certain functions or do them in-house. Making this decision can sometimes be difficult, since it can seem expensive whether you’re hiring your own crew or paying another company to get it done.
Databases are essential to modern business. Every day, you’re generating data that needs organizing, indexing, storing, and eventually, retrieving. Your constant stream of customers and users feeds this data stream, growing your database, and increasing the number of requests on the system.
Are you trying to manage your databases in addition to generating the content that goes into it? Although there is something to be said for hands-on management, running databases in production can be hard and it can start robbing your business of time, focus, and money before you know it.
From day one at ObjectRocket, our mission has been to provide databases close to your application, no matter where it lives. Moving data is never fun, so we’re always looking for ways to keep the service snappy regardless of which cloud our users use for their app tier, whether it’s Rackspace, AWS, or any other cloud.
Update on Jan 20, 2017: In August 2016, we introduced Unlimited Availability of ObjectRocket Redis on AWS. Since that time, we have decided to leverage our existing Rackspace infrastructure for hosting Redis and End of Life the existing Redis on AWS infrastructure.