Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst
Sponsored by CloudTran
In highly competitive markets, companies are increasingly turning to cloud computing as a way to improve their ability to react to market changes. Whether we are looking at financial services, healthcare, or retail, cloud computing is becoming a strategic approach. Many industries are grappling with the complexities of ensuring that online transaction applications can be effectively and safely managed in highly distributed cloud environments. Processes and technologies designed for lower transaction volumes operating in siloed environments cannot easily support unbounded transaction volumes operating in cloud and service oriented environments. Organizations with a requirement to run mission-critical online transaction processing (OLTP) applications need to manage these extreme volumes effectively in order to provider optimal service to customers.
In this paper, we present an overview of the requirements for running OLTP applications in multi-processing and cloud environments using a retail ecommerce example. In addition, we provide insight into evolving technology requirements for overcoming scalability challenges in nonmainframe distributed environments. We also will provide a perspective on managing near real-time access to data required to support OLTP transactions in non-mainframe distributed environments.