For this article we compared small 2-vCPU, 8GB-RAM instances of managed MySQL v5.6.x platform database machines from Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud SQL and Microsoft Azure Managed Databases. We unearthed remarkable performance-to-cost ratio variations among these providers for this configuration.
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May 24, 2018
May 22, 2018
In this post we describe the design of a test scenario for running Jmeter load tests against a MySQL database. We also show an example of how new data records can be generated from pre-existing records in the database in Jmeter, thereby giving you a larger test database to work with.
May 15, 2018
Azure offers greater geographical reach (more regions) than other public cloud providers; enterprises looking to build highly-available fail over IT architectures, especially outside the western world, will benefit from the low latencies between their relatively nearby regions.
May 07, 2018
Public cloud providers have built data-centers - regions - around the world. In this post we’ll focus on the ping round-trip-time (RTT) latency between VMs spawned in these data centers.
April 20, 2018
TL;DR - public cloud VM packaging is not indicative of performance, don’t believe what the VM T-Shirt size says, especially while comparing similarly packaged VMs from other cloud providers. Single vCPU VMs spun up on multiple clouds showed remarkable performance differences. The performance-to-cost ratio differences between the VMs were even more profound.