Baron Schwartz, founder of VividCortex, is one of the world’s leading experts on MySQL, and he has helped build and scale some of the largest web, social, gaming, and mobile properties. His award-winning tools are used by tens of thousands of large MySQL deployments, including Facebook and Twitter. His book “High Performance MySQL” is widely regarded as the definitive reference for MySQL.

 

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Do the Math: Can Your Business Benefit From a Cloud Database?

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Five years ago, I spoke often about the drawbacks and challenges of cloud databases. Back then, the price-to-performance ratio was poor relative to the physical hardware in most companies’ server closets, and the weaknesses of the cloud made application architectures inefficient. Yet, because of…