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GDC 2014: Post-Show Remarks

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Cary Breese

The GenieDB Team at GDC 2014: Choo Kim-Isgitt, Sumeet Sheokand, and Cary Breese This year’s Game Developers Conference at San Francisco was awesome!  We can sum it up in one word – Gamapalooza. It was a schmooze fest of gamers, developers, publishers, distributors and hey, even us cloud database folks.  We learned that globalization, monetization…



How a Game Developer Eliminates Outages, Destroys Latency, and Serves the World

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Victor Cheung

Here’s a story about Phyken Media, a gaming company that developed Wizard Ops Tactics, who successfully grew their international user base without encountering the database challenges associated with growth. Background & Challenges Wizard Ops is a tactics game that required a large number of players that played against each other. After seeing a healthy growth…



@GenieDB @Official_GDC 2014

Posted on March 12, 2014 by GenieDB

YOU build the sweetest, most bad a$$ games on the planet. GENIEDB architected the most reliable, highly available MySQL database-as-a-service that provides your players the best gaming experience possible. TOGETHER, WE will conquer GDC next week and show how game developers can easily deploy games with FAST RESPONSE TIME (No Lag!) and NO DOWNTIME! Come meet…



DBaaS 101: What It Is and What to Expect

Posted on March 5, 2014 by Victor Cheung

Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) has only been around for several years but already has shown widespread adoption. But, the industry is still relatively new and there’s still a lot of confusion around what DBaaS really entails. After reading this post, you should better understand what DBaaS is and the types of challenges it solves. What is Database-as-a-Service?…



Client Spotlight: Cloudbook Finds Success with Globally Distributed DBaaS Solution

Posted on January 21, 2014 by GenieDB

We’re excited to share our latest case study from one of our most innovative users. Challenged with meeting the demands of a highly connected and distributed user base, Cloudbook decided it was time for a change. With a global following of customers from all around the world, Cloudbook needed to find a solution that: minimized…



GenieDB Launches New Management Console for MySQL DBaaS

Posted on November 12, 2013 by GenieDB

No one enjoys downtime. It reduces productivity and creates lost work, along with frustrated customers who depend on your services! Outages should not be considered business as usual. GenieDB grew from this frustration. Now with the launch of our new online Management Console, companies can experience the benefits of GenieDB’s geo-distributed, continuously available MySQL with…



Visit GenieDB at AWS re: Invent for a Chance to Win!

Posted on November 7, 2013 by GenieDB

Last year’s AWS re: Invent conference was described by many as one of the best technology conferences of 2012. This year, we’re pleased to be a sponsor and exhibitor at the event and will be heading over to Las Vegas from November 12-15. Visit us at AWS re: Invent, booth #1205, and meet with the…



Building a Geo-Distributed CMS-backed site on a Budget (Poor Man’s CDN)

Posted on September 24, 2013 by Sumeet Sheokand

Many CMS-backed sites are built using MySQL and are launched on cloud infrastructure. In order to mitigate down-time due to regional outages, it is advisable to create a geo-distributed redundancy topology in both the app layer as well as within the database. GenieDB makes it very easy to set up multiple MySQL database servers around…



Cloud Outages Keeping Your Application Down? It Doesn’t Have To!

Posted on August 26, 2013 by GenieDB

We’ve all been through downtime at some point and deplore the lost work and productivity that comes with it. And the only thing worse than server downtime is having to report that downtime to frustrated customers who are depending on your service for their business. Yesterday, AWS server issues meant downtime for highly trafficked sites…



Aggregation queries 10x slower on MySQL compared to Postgres??

Posted on August 8, 2013 by Sumeet Sheokand

How can this be? I am shocked. I have looked at query plans, confirmed indexes, checked handler status variables after query execution to figure out what MySQL is up to, and I don’t think there is anything wrong with it. MySQL is using the right index, using ICP, Batched Key Access. Basically, everything that we…



“Without GenieDB we would have spent much more money, and worse, much more time coming up with a scalable solution. GenieDB has changed the way I think about the migration of applications to widely distributed and scalable platforms.”

- Vince Vasquez, CEO of Cloudbook Inc.