Articles in scaling

Compose Notes - Better Scaling

The Compose console now has a new way of scaling deployments which is clearer and simpler than ever. We've always allowed users to scale their Compose database deployments manually but we previously offered a multiplier – 1.5x, 2x, 3x – to control th…

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Compose, Now with More Scale

We're proud of our autoscaling database capabilities at Compose, but we also know some of you out there want to take control of our scaling mechanisms and open up, or close, the resource throttle. If you're using Compose ElasticSearch, Redis, Postgre…

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Seven Things You Didn't Know About Compose's Auto-scaling PostgreSQL

We’ve had a lot of interest in our new auto-scaling PostgreSQL offering and lots of queries about various aspects of the service. We’ll be sharing more detailed information in the coming weeks, but we thought we’d address some of those initial queri…

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Now Available: Auto-scaling PostgreSQL Deployments

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed some changes on the deployment dashboard and deduced that we have an announcement to make. And we do - Compose is now hosting PostgreSQL databases. Using the same technology that makes our MongoDB's elasti…

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RethinkDB Rescaled

With our recent release of RethinkDB, we noted some concern over the cost of RethinkDB while others asked why the memory specified appeared to be relatively low. Well, we've looked at how we offer RethinkDB and have reformulated our deployment recipe…

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How We Scale MongoDB

We recently launched Elastic Deployments for MongoDB, which represent the best method we've found for scaling customers' MongoDB datasets appropriately. The word "appropriate" is, well, appropriate when considering scaling. A 10GB MongoDB dataset has…

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Changing the Growth Formula

There is a simple formula that many apply to their Software-as-a-Service business models – as customers increase, economies of scale should push the cost of servicing those customers down – all you have to do is build a system that scales. There’s on…

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Now Available: $100 SSD Replica Sets, Beta Autoscaling

We’ve been working hard on our underlying database infrastructure for the last several months in silence (mostly). Today, we’re releasing the first piece of a much larger set of tools: SSD backed replica sets at both $100/mo and $500/mo price levels.…

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