November 19, 2020

    Transactional database infrastructure improvements

    Tagged: Transactional, Update

    What

    We upgraded the underlying hardware of our database service resulting in significant performance improvements.

    Why

    We were observing performance and occasional stability issues relating to our older database hardware. By doubling processor, memory, and network card speeds as well as tripling disk I/O speeds with newer NVMe solid-state drives, our database service is processing tasks in comfort. In turn, our web application service is processing tasks faster as well.