Why is it hard to scale a database, in layman’s terms?

This is a great description in layman's terms o...

Published Nov 19, 2012 in Software, Databases

This is a great description in layman’s terms of why it is hard to scale a database. I can see myself using parts of this when talking with friends and family.

There are four main challenges when scaling databases: search, concurrency, consistency, and speed.

Suppose you have a list of 10 names. To find someone, you just go down the list.

All Markets Are Not Created Equal

A very smart post by Bill Gurley about the fact...

Published Nov 14, 2012 in Startups