3 Things You Need to Know When Assessing Database Scalability

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Today, every company is a software company. If your organization is like most of them, you’re thinking about digital transformation and the cloud. To move to the cloud and embrace that transformation, you’ll need to think about how to scale your database, and indeed, what database scalability really means. Every new cloud application is built on the expectation that it will scale. The trick is to improve availability and performance while planning for rapidly changing demands.

New offerings, including distributed SQL, eliminate many of the availability and scalability issues that legacy databases had when moving to the cloud. Join us for this technical webinar as we look at the ways that databases can be scaled and examine the benefits and drawbacks of each method. 

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • Scaling options for databases
    • Scale Up/Vertical
    • Scale Out/Horizontal
      • Eventual consistency
      • Strong consistency (Read replicas, Sharding, Partitioning, Caching)
  • What it means to trade off consistency for scalability
  • Differences between strongly consistent scaling strategies
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Ariff Kassam
Ariff Kassam
Chief Technology Officer, NuoDB


Ariff is responsible for defining and driving NuoDB’s product strategy. Kassam brings 20 years of database and infrastructure experience to NuoDB to help the company achieve its vision of a global database that can manage an organization’s most valuable data while exploiting the emerging benefits of modern infrastructures such as cloud and containers.