Our thoughts about database management plus the latest information about the ObjectRocket platform.
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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. Sometimes, though, traffic is higher than we expect, and those who aren’t prepared for a spike in server requests will ultimately suffer the consequences.
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. Knowing when to outsource is key — especially when you have a small team and a limited budget.
Since all ObjectRocket for Elasticsearch clusters come with multiple client nodes, one of the common questions we get from our customers is why we don’t provide a load balancer to connect to all of them.
With the newly released Sitecore 9.0, I started thinking about the overall direction of Sitecore through a data lens. The biggest announcement was around Sitecore xConnect™, a framework of APIs and services that allows users to integrate customer interaction data collected by Sitecore with customer data from almost any third-party system or channel.
Database administration is rapidly moving toward DBaaS. By automating and speeding up tasks ranging from analysis of big data to provisioning and scaling of cloud usage, DBaaS takes administration off the shoulders of IT staff. This makes it possible to work on other projects, such as the development and operation of new software.
Using MongoDB alongside Sitecore xDB allows for the real-time, centralized administration of customer interactions — the turn in your analytics that will put your company on the cutting edge of outreach while closely securing your data streams.