Ruby on Rails with a single MySQL server is one of the fastest ways to create and deploy a world-class web app. Scaling that app is another story. Since you can add web capacity easily, the ability to scale a modern Ruby on Rails application rests solely upon the scalability of the database.
Single instance, scale-up databases simply don't make sense in a Web 2.0 world. And non-relational databases require you to sacrifice too much - transactional integrity, consistency, durability, and security.
In this webinar, learn the results of a performance benchmark that compared the performance of Ruby on Rails using MySQL, and Clustrix, a scale-out SQL database engineered for the cloud. You will learn:
How database performance (measured as transactions per second) is impacted by increasing concurrency (measured by total threads)
How to quickly and easily achieve breakthrough scalability for Ruby with MySQL
How to reduce the costs associated with scaling Rails
How to retain all the powerful functionality of Rails, even while scaling linearly
As a special bonus, all Webinar attendees will receive the white paper, "Ruby on Rails Database Benchmark."
Companies can win or lose in today's hyper-competitive market based on how well they use their data - both in day-to-day operations and in analytics. In this paper, learn how a new class of technology called NewSQL is key to bringing the power of distributed computing to relational databases and the applications powered by them, giving companies a competitive advantage right when it's needed most.
For decades, relational database management systems (RDBMS) have served as the central repository for critical information in organizations of all sizes in every industry. However, many of today's data-intensive transactional applications - such as Big Web, social media, real-time analytics, and RFID-generated metrics to name just a few - have exposed the uncomfortable truth that traditional RDBMS architectures have reached their limits and are no longer able to keep pace with the demands of the modern enterprise. Fortunately, a new class of technologies - collectively known as NewSQL - brings the power of distributed computing to RDBMS data and related applications.
In this white paper, we introduce the Clustrix distributed database solution, which lets enterprises protect their investments in relational data and associated application logic while delivering superior speed, scale, and simplicity. We begin by explaining why legacy relational database architectures are insufficient for today's needs. Next, we summarize the organizational, operational, and financial implications of this shortfall and describe why a fresh approach to the relational database is essential. Finally, we introduce Clustrix and highlight its capabilities and benefits.