Your business is taking off and success feels good! Users are flocking to your app. Your game is going viral. Website traffic is exploding. Your hard work is paying off. Congratulations!!
Business growth creates more users, more transactions, and more data and can strain your database beyond its capacity. But your database must keep up with the rise in transactions and concurrent workloads. What can you do? A short-sighted solution is to buy bigger hardware and scale up. But this only provides a temporary fix. A long-term solution is to scale out your database. That is, transition from a single instance database to a distributed database.
But how can you scale out an existing database without downtime and without any application or service interruptions?
That’s what I want to discuss today.