We all love metrics. We all need numbers. And different stakeholders need different numbers. Numbers that will drive key decisions inside your organization and for your customers. Becoming a data driven organization requires having reliable data in the first place (…)
You can read my post about generating reports and KPIs with throw-away databases on the Funambol Tech Blog: how we decoupled reporting and user activity, leveraging RDS snapshots to generate throw-away copies of our MySQL databases on AWS.
Cloud services enable you to increase or decrease the capacity of your deployment within minutes, but how can you scale a relational database automatically keeping predictable performance and costs under control?
You can read my post about auto-scaling RDS on the Funambol Tech Blog, walking the tight rope of cloud development.