Crimson Study: ObjectRocket DBaaS lowered data management costs by orders of magnitude

Wendy Wong

Organizations seeking to save money might look at managing their databases in house as one place to tighten the belt, but a recent study on total cost of ownership found that a fully-managed database-as-a-service is the consistently better value.

The analysis, conducted by Crimson Consulting Group, focused on businesses ranging in size from startups to enterprises.

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Thoughts on Sitecore Knowledge Base 939840

Antonios Giannopoulos

This post outlines some discoveries related to Sitecore knowledge base 939840, an article that explains how to avoid timeouts related to saving contacts with a large number of interactions to the Sitecore Analytics database.

During our benchmarks for the presentation “How Sitecore depends on MongoDB for scalability and performance, and what it can teach you”, we noticed a few exceptions from a partially-covered query on the Interactions collection.

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Sitecore MongoDB Sharded vs. Replica Set

Antonios Giannopoulos

MongoDB is a technology that’s easy to overlook in a Sitecore implementation. Many people come to Sitecore already knowing SQL Server, and C# applications running on IIS are as familiar as well broken-in blue jeans. As Sitecore systems evolve, however, they move into interesting areas that are somewhat off the beaten path for the typical ASP.Net developer.

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Top 5 Elasticsearch Use Cases

Steve Croce

Other than “You Know, for Search”, the uses of Elasticsearch continue to grow and change over time. We at ObjectRocket have been offering hosted Elasticsearch on the ObjectRocket platform for a while now and have been able to see some clear trends among our customers and how they’re using the product.

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Easy Log Analysis with Filebeat Modules

Steve Croce

Ever since Elastic{on} 17, we’ve been excited about all of the upcoming features in the Elastic Stack, especially the new Filebeat modules concept. Usually, when you want to start grabbing data with Filebeat, you need to configure Filebeat, create an Elasticsearch mapping template, create and test an ingest pipeline or Logstash instance, and then create the Kibana visualizations for that dataset.

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Tending Your Indexes with Elasticsearch Curator

Wesley Ashkinazy

There’s probably been a time when you said to yourself I wish Elasticsearch did _____ by itself. Luckily for you, Curator fills in a lot of those blanks. Curator has the ability to remove or close old indexes, create and modify aliases, control your snapshots, and many other handy features.

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ObjectRocket Now Offers Percona Server for MongoDB

Wendy Wong

Unlocking the power of open source, enterprise-grade technology for businesses of all sizes looking to experience significant cost savings offered by a fully managed database-as-a-service solution.

ObjectRocket, a Rackspace company, offers database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solutions for some of the most popular open source database technologies, and today announces full support for Percona Server for MongoDB.

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