The New Rules For Today's Cloud Database Management System

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Take the NuoDB 12-question quiz for a chance to win an iPad Mini! Data affects everything we interact with in technology. Be it a Facebook share, bookkeeping, sending an email, or using a credit card, data is behind it all. Before our NuoDB database, every relational database had been built on a synchronous, centralized client/server architecture that is incompatible with the notion of elastic scalability in the cloud. We've created an entirely new manner of database management based on a distributed, asynchronous architecture. Sound really tricky? It doesn't have to be. This fun and easy quiz will help you understand it better. These are some of the new rules a


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A Cloud Data Management System (CDMS) must support the past and embrace the future. To do so, a CDMS should support SQL Compliance & ACID transactions?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A CDMS must support elastic scaling across machines and support multiple _________?
    • A. 

      Hats

    • B. 

      Personalities

    • C. 

      Saturday morning cartoons

    • D. 

      Database tenants

  • 3. 
    A CDMS must empower users by giving them choices and be flexible in supporting many choices, including all EXCEPT one of these?
    • A. 

      Environment

    • B. 

      Operating systems

    • C. 

      Political parties

    • D. 

      Hardware

  • 4. 
    A CDMS must thrive in the cloud. So, as latency spikes, and concurrent load grows, a CDMS should maintain what?
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Load rate guarantees or TPS (transactions per second)

    • C. 

      Growth rate

    • D. 

      Sanity

  • 5. 
    A CDMS must be graceful in the face of failure and have each of the following characteristics, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Be self-aware to detect failure

    • B. 

      Have no single point of failure

    • C. 

      Handle system changes

    • D. 

      Psychic-like ability to anticipate natural disasters

  • 6. 
    A CDMS must be able to support ____________? [Select the best answer]
    • A. 

      Geographically distributed workloads and data centers

    • B. 

      Different personalities and squiggly lines

    • C. 

      Starfish and octopi

    • D. 

      Metric measurements and electric currents

  • 7. 
    A CDMS must support a variety of workloads. In addition to traditional Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) applications, it should also scale for which of these popular tasks?
    • A. 

      Taking out the trash

    • B. 

      Handling big data

    • C. 

      Ditch digging

    • D. 

      Mowing the lawn

  • 8. 
    A CDMS must support ____________ to enable users to update and redefine data as their applications change?
    • A. 

      IPads

    • B. 

      Flexible schemas

    • C. 

      Sharp objects

    • D. 

      Elastic bands and scrunchies

  • 9. 
    A CDMS must persist data as each task requires. Therefore, it must be flexible and work with many storage systems, including:
    • A. 

      Hadoop HDFS

    • B. 

      File cabinets

    • C. 

      Shoe boxes of receipts

    • D. 

      Coffee cans of coins

  • 10. 
    A CDMS should automatically present its users the view of a single, logical and always available database. One strategy developers use to achieve higher transactional throughput on traditional databases is:
    • A. 

      Chipping away

    • B. 

      Sharding

    • C. 

      Man-handling

    • D. 

      Divvying

  • 11. 
    A CDMS should enable policy-driven, zero-admin services that manage the system as a whole. A CDMS should make it simple to automate which of these tasks?
    • A. 

      Change management

    • B. 

      Reflective thought

    • C. 

      Profiling

    • D. 

      Measuring stuff

  • 12. 
    A CDMS must keep what two elements of a database independent from one another?
    • A. 

      Processing and storage

    • B. 

      Storage and molding

    • C. 

      Proteins and carbs

    • D. 

      Signaling and labeling