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Scaling our own website with FoundationDB

MAR 20, 2014 – BY DAVID BROWNING

We obviously like to brag about our products here at FoundationDB, but we put our money where our mouth is–so to speak–and “dogfood” them whenever we can. So it’s no surprise that our website runs on top of our SQL Layer and core storage substrate. While the site doesn’t currently generate a crazy database load, I thought it was worth showing how FoundationDB gives you the confidence to scale your SQL application on top of a fault-tolerant database.
We deploy everything on Amazon EC2 as two logical layers: the app tier and the storage tier.

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Polyglot Persistence or Multiple Data Models?

OCT 28, 2013 – BY STEPHEN PIMENTEL

The rise of distributed databases, spanning both NoSQL and older relational technologies, has produced all the confusion typical of fast-moving fields whose engineering designs have not yet matured. Developers now face many choices when deciding how to store and manage their data, although the available solutions differ greatly in their performance, scalability, and flexibility.

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