Database Scaling Techniques – What it Takes to Keep Up with Traffic

Erika Kalar

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.

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4 Signs that DBaaS is Right for Your Company

Erika Kalar

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.

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How to Connect to Multiple Elasticsearch Client Nodes Without a Load Balancer

Steve Croce

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.

Many see a single connection to a single node as key point of failure for the cluster, so they’ve requested some kind of load balancer to manage a pool of connections.

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Top 5 Redis Use Cases

Joe Engel

In this post, we’ll explain some of the most common Redis use cases and different characteristics that are influencing these choices.

1. Session Cache

One of the most apparent use cases for Redis is using it as a session cache.

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How to Fight Outage Nightmares and Database Downtime

Erika Kalar

Take one: A mysterious menace chases you through a house without exits. Cut! Take two: You are leading a corporate meeting in your pajamas. Cut! Take three: Your company’s network crashes.

We all have nightmares. For database professionals, the monster lurking in the dark is downtime— whether caused by disaster, hacking, human error, or outage.

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Sitecore Symposium 2017 from a Data Perspective

Derek Johnson

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.

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Database as a Service (DBaaS)

Derek Johnson

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.

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Improve customer insights using Sitecore xDB: What you need to know

Derek Johnson

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.

The Clear Advantages of MongoDB

MongoDB’s flexibility enables organizations to store every customer interaction from all channels plus customer information in a single view rather than pulling data from multiple sources.

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Sitecore MongoDB Shard Key Suggestions

Derek Johnson

In an earlier post on this series we’re calling ObjectRocket MongoDB Deep Dive for Sitecore, we explored the “replica set” vs “sharded cluster” topic. We shared that for our large Sitecore projects at ObjectRocket, we’ve found a good MongoDB shard key for Sitecore is _id:1 or _id:hashed.

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Intro to Using Aliases in Elasticsearch

Thomas Maddox

To celebrate our launching early access to our alias action in ObjectRocket’s hosted Curator implementation, let’s review what Elasticsearch aliases are, how they’re used, and their advantages. Get more detail on the hosted Curator implementation and how to get early access, see the bottom of this article, here.

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