This is a guest post written and contributed by Rollie Schmidt Sr., Director of Business Development at Clustrix, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner. Clustrix is the leading scale-out SQL database engineered for the cloud.
As the momentum in big data solutions reaches a heightened awareness, the demand for deep understanding of technologies like Apache HadoopTM becomes top of mind with our customers. One of the focal events for training and thought leadership around Apache Hadoop is the annual Hadoop Summit hosted by Hortonworks. As you may remember, we partnered with Hortonworks in the fourth quarter of 2012 to bring an on-demand Apache Hadoop product to the open cloud. Currently in private beta, the open cloud offering aims to provide customers with an easy platform to learn, develop and validate both the application and toolset.
As a developer, you understand just how complex your application stack can be. Depending on its environment, there can be dozens to hundreds of critical components that together make up your cloudy app, and each piece is vital to its performance and reliability. To monitor each component, you might use multiple, non-integrated tools to gain visibility into your stack. And that makes troubleshooting app performance issues a challenging endeavor.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Ravi Chandran, Founder & CTO at XtremeData, Inc., a Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner. XtremeData provides a scalable, full-featured SQL data warehouse solution for Big Data analytics.
Developers want to spend time focusing on new features rather than managing their databases. This reinforces the importance of database-as-a-service (DBaaS). This is why today we’re fortifying our technology partnership with Cloudant through a strategic investment.
When you’re working in your cloud app, the cloud enables you to easily spin up and down different servers and services with a click of a button. The drawback to this model, however, is that cost can be difficult to track. It’s easy to forget to shut down an instance, or a bug in app code could spin instances up without ever taking them down. Monitoring your costs is the third metric that developers should monitor, and Rackspace Cloud Tools partner Cloudability is a third-party tool that can be a big help.
Managing a database is hard. It's a time-consuming process that requires experienced tech specialists to work around-the-clock in order to meet the complex demands of provisioning, monitoring security and delivering creative solutions.