Why Traditional SQL Databases Fail to Scale Writes & Reads Effectively

 Dragonslayer Consulting eBook

Traditional OLTP database scaling is a major polarizing issue with both database administrators (DBAs) and application developers. Many people refer to relational databases as being a SQL database and say that SQL databases fundamentally cannot scale. They say it’s just not possible because SQL databases were not designed to truly scale, especially writes, and definitely not to cloud scale. Others will assert that those who believe SQL databases cannot scale lack the knowledge, experience, and expertise to actually scale SQL databases. Some DBAs say that’s why there are now NoSQL databases.