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Heimdall Data for Pivotal Greenplum

Why Heimdall Data for Pivotal Data? As a transparent Database Proxy, Heimdall manages the interaction of Pivotal Greenplum and GemFire, all without code changes. Notable benefits include: Zero downtime: Automated Write Master failover Improved Performance:...

Speed up WordPress in Minutes

By Ka Lun Chan, CTO of Movietimes.com Database Performance is a major concern for any application developer and organization. Database optimization involves maximizing the speed and efficiency with which data is retrieved. This is a very tedious and boring...

When Caching Slows You Down

In working with various cache vendors over the years, I've come to realize that one of the more important questions isn't what content you can cache, but which content you should NOT cache.  This may seem an odd question--shouldn't you always cache content that is...

Benchmarking Jira Part 2: Results

In my previous post, I documented how we were benchmarking Jira as a representative application with a fair amount of database activity.  In the testing, we injected latency into the server, starting with no additional latency, and growing from there.  The intent of...

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