Interesting case study of NewsGator's SaaS-based offering. While this type of scale may not be necessary within an enterprise per se - it does illustrate how such platforms should be approached as a core infrastructure decision. With only three enterprise-class vendors in this space (Attensa, KnowNow and NewsGator), I remain amazed at how poorly large vendors (e.g., IBM, Microsoft, Oracle) understand feed syndication and continue to treat it as an application decision. Stunning.
Customer Size: 65 employees
Based in Denver, Colorado, NewsGator Technologies develops and markets solutions for the aggregation and viewing of Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds.
NewsGator needed to enhance the relational database infrastructure it uses to support 2.5 billion RSS articles totaling 4 terabytes, as part of its RSS aggregation and custom delivery solutions.
NewsGator is upgrading to Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) database software running on the Windows Server® for 64-Bit Systems operating system.
- High availability with Database Mirroring
- Reduced backup storage needs with Backup Compression
- Better control with Resource Governor
- Easier data management
- Dell PowerEdge server computers with 4-way, 64-bit, dual-core processors and 32 GB of RAM
Software and Services
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Windows Server 2008