Category: Hardware architecture

Cloudily

So where are we today? Well, just about everything can be done in the cloud nowadays. At least, there are SaaS services available that offer standard functionality to support most business processes. And then there are all the integration possibilities both between services (e.g. data-mining) and with business specific solutions (e.g. via Force.com or some…

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Dimensioning database storage

When building a database system with servers and disk arrays, it is not immediately obvious how to best utilize the available drive bays to create an optimised database storage setup. Let’s look at some requirements. Requirements The biggest considerations when selecting a storage solution are: High-availability (HA): the system must fail gracefully not catastrophically. This means…

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