During app development at Ackee, we have tested two database-as-a-service solutions from two major players: Google Cloud SQL Second Generation, Amazon RDS for MySQL and official MariaDB Docker container running as a single instance without any replication on Google Container Engine. MariaDB was used in the test as a baseline, only to see if there is any significant performance overhead of replication and the difference between MySQL and MariaDB. What are the benchmark results?
Virtualization has been a widely used principle in the IT infrastructure for some time, the latest trend an even greater isolation of individual services. This is done by containers, and the most distinctive tool for their management includes Docker. But where does Docker place the containers? What do providers of IBM Bluemix infrastructure and Amazon Web Services offer? This is discussed in the following article.