A success story of SQL scaling horizontally

One of the biggest killer-arguments in favour of NoSQL databases is that they are supposed to natively scale horizontally, unlike traditional relational databases. Personally, I believe that you still have to be an excellent architect, in order to actually take advantage of this "native feature" of some NoSQL databases. You can still design a system … Continue reading A success story of SQL scaling horizontally

Google Cloud SQL, the next step for jOOQ?

"The Cloud" is probably the biggest IT buzzword in 2011. It may as well be as meaningless and as short-lived as its predecessors "web 2.0" and "dotcom", but clearly, the big companies are aiming for "The Cloud" right now. After Microsoft's all-out marketing campaign for Windows Azure and its sub-product SQL Azure, there is now … Continue reading Google Cloud SQL, the next step for jOOQ?