How can startups learn from the Dyn DNS outage?

As most have heard by now, last Friday saw a serious DDOS attack against one of the major US DNS providers, Dyn. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. DNS being such a critical dependency, this affected many businesses across the board. We’re talking twitter, etsy, github, Airbnb & Reddit to name …

Did MySQL & Mongo have a beautiful baby called Aurora?

Amazon recently announced RDS Aurora a new addition to their database as a service offerings. Here’s Mark Callaghan’s take on what’s happening under the hood and thoughts from Fusheng Han. Amazon is uniquely positioned with RDS to take on offerings like Clustrix. So it’s definitely worth reading Dave Anselmi’s take on Aurora. Join 28,000 others …

Why the Twitter IPO mentions scalability

Join 12,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. High availability is hard After seven years in the business you might think Twitter has operations and scalability nailed. I wouldn’t blame you for hoping, but here’s one thing they said in their IPO filing: “we are not currently serving traffic equally through our …

Oracle to MySQL Migration Considerations

There are a lot of forms of transportation, from walking to bike riding, motorcycles and cars to busses, trains and airplanes.  Each mode of transport will get you from point a to point b, but one may be faster, or more comfortable and another more cost effective.  It’s important to keep in mind when comparing …