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The Apache Cassandra database is the right choice of database if you are looking for scalability and high availability without compromising performance for your mission-critical applications. Additionally, Cassandra’s support for replicating across multiple datacenters is best-in-class, providing lower latency for users and the peace of mind of knowing that you can survive regional outages. To…

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Anyone not living under a rock knows that Amazon’s S3 storage service experienced a widespread, five hour outage recently in its East Coast availability zone, shutting down much of the internet including popular sites NetFlix, Spotify, Pinterest, and Buzzfeed, among thousands of smaller sites. What’s most shocking, but not surprising, is the root cause of…

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Our customer is a Fortune 100 home improvement retailer with thousands of brick and mortar stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. They have a hyper-scale eCommerce application that is deployed natively on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and is central to their digital transformation journey. Below is a series of questions and answers we conducted…

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“Big breakthroughs typically follow a seven-step path: First, no one’s heard of you. Then they’ve heard of you but think you’re nuts. Then they understand your product, but think it has no opportunity. Then they view your product as a toy. Then they see it as an amazing toy. Then they start using it. Then…

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Enterprise applications that require scale and availability are being migrated to non-relational cloud databases (such as Apache HBase, Apache Cassandra, DataStax, MongoDB, CouchBase, Amazon DynamoDB, Microsoft DocumentDB, et al.). At the same time, enterprises are onboarding next-generation applications (analytics, e-commerce, IoT, etc.) natively on non-relational databases. Due to the distributed nature of these non-relational databases,…

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Amazon S3 storage service recently experienced a widespread five hour outage in its East Coast availability zone. Many next-generation consumer and business applications rely on a cloud storage, so the S3 outage quickly cascaded and temporarily crippled organizations from Netflix to Slack. Cloud outages like this are normal, and notable because they affect so many businesses….

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Previously, we discussed how backup needs to be reinvented for a new era cloud-native applications, and what you should look for in a modern database backup and recovery solution. But even if you scrap the traditional approach to backup and write scripts to handle the task, backup and recovery of next-generation applications and databases (Apache…

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A recent report found that ransomware attacks quadrupled in 2016, and are likely to double in 2017. Not surprisingly, a research survey showed that 48 percent of organizations had been hit by ransomware in the past year. And as we highlighted in a recent blog post, next generation cloud applications and databases are quickly becoming…

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Data center backup simply wasn’t built for cloud applications like Cassandra and MongoDB. That was Shalabh Goyal’s main point when I interviewed him last week as the Director of Products for Datos IO, and I couldn’t help but agree with him. As you can see in the below video there are a number of reasons why this is true.