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What does horizontal scaling mean?

In database context, I have come across horizontal scalability as one of the advantages of the NOSQL databases. What does the term mean? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CouchDB ...
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Scalability limitations of PostgreSQL and MySQL

I've heard that performance of non-sharded relational database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL "breaks" beyond 10 TB. I suspect that limits as such do exist as one would not come up with Netezza, ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Merge Replication - Can the Distribution Database size cause replication problems?

Setup: We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance running on a central server. The server is a merge-replication publisher. We have 'N' subsribers running SQL Server 2008 Express. 'N' can grow to any ...
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MySQL Cluster On Cloud vs MySQL Cluster On Dedicated Cluster

I saw this interesting article : http://mikaelronstrom.blogspot.com/2012/02/105bn-qpm-using-mysql-cluster-72.html and it made me get interested in MySQL Cluster. After little chat with hosting ...
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MySQL table locks solution -> InnoDb / Partitions

I'm experiencing many table locks in a MyISAM MySQL table that is pretty big (Constx10xGB and 15M rows). It's mainly caused due many heavy inserts. My current thoughts to optimize: Changing to ...
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Scalable DBaaS that can scale to hundreds of terabytes with easy backup and restore

I've gone over many DBaaS solutions, including Xeround (limited to 50G, in memory), NuoDB (currently in beta 7), DrawnToScale (not out yet), MongoDB (in memory), RavenDB (for ASP.NET, but NoSQL) and ...
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Database as a service (DbaaS) over dimensions--performance, scalability, & reliability?

MySql Database as a service: Amazon Xeround Another eg. PostgreSQL Database-as-a-Service. You can get the list of similar products here. Does anyone have details on their performance, ...
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A Huge Database: Picking the right schema and data model

We want to store some genomic variant data but there are some problems, more important ones like problem of the data's immense size and variability. 1) Variant data can be huge. For example, a single ...
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Is it OK to create hundreds of databases in SQL Azure versus one big one and run the risk of deadlocking

I need to create highly scalable solution - where field devices in thousands of sites are delivering data in real time to a back end system, and SQL Azure seems to fit the bill nicely in terms of ...
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to what “scale” of applications does nosql support?

Recently i came across the Nosql database concept, though i learnt how to and why of it, i did not get a proper answer to the question , to what scale of project does it support? Will it support ...
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Why can't relational databases meet the scales of Big Data?

It is often repeated that the Big Data problem is that relational databases can not scale to process the massive volumes of data that are now being created. But what are these scalability limitations ...
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Database suggestion for a social network/ knowledge base community?

I am looking into various database types and DBMS's for a new project I am wanting to start in the summer. I have built systems in MySQL and postgreSQL , now I am wanting to expand my knowledge and ...
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How does one scale SQL Server 2008 or 2012?

How does one scale SQL Server 2008 (or 2012)? At its basic, I understand there are two options: Scale up: If CPU bound, I can clearly see going from 1 CPU core to 2 to 4. Or if RAM usage rockets, ...
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MySQL tables/databases into different disks

I am aware that there is a possibility to have a single database server with many tables/databases, and you can separate some of those tables/databases into separate disks. Lets say you have 5 ...
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SQL Server - Multiple running totals

I've got a base table with transactions and I need to create a table with running totals. I need them to be per account and and also have a few running totals for each account (depending on the ...
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64 bit Postgres 9.1 Limitions on Windows 2008 R2?

When Deploying Postgres on Windows Server 2008 R2: Are there any limitations on windows that don't exist on Linux? Does the postgres scale in the same way on windows as it does on Linux? Is ...
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Multiple Partition Keys?

This is a follow-on from a previous question. I've never worked with SQL Server partitioning but I currently faced with designing a database for which the volumes probably warrant it. The system is ...
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Testing stored procedure scalability

I have an email application that will be called upon to deliver to the UI the number of new messages for a given user on each page load. I have a few variations of things I am testing on the DB level ...