By Jared Ruckle, Product Marketing, CenturyLink Cloud
Today, we announced the availability of Hyperscale instances, a new service that combines our high-end compute with 100% flash storage. Before we jump into how customers can use the service, let’s take a minute to think about the characteristics of applications and architectures deployed today.
Here are 5 key attributes we’ve noticed:
Now, think about most applications running in enterprise data centers. In all 5 cases, it’s almost the exact opposite.
That’s NoSQL vs. relational databases in a nutshell. The folks at MongoDB sum it up pretty well:
If you’re a CIO, it’s simple. The more relational systems you have, the slower you can respond to the market. Relational databases will always have their place. But most of the innovation happening in the next 5 years will be on NoSQL platforms.
Of course, the public cloud is...