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System Upgrades: A Database Success Story

November 14, 2023

We're thrilled to share a milestone achievement that's been the buzz behind the scenes here at SalesBinder. After months of meticulous planning, coding marathons, and a fair share of caffeine, we've successfully replaced our entire system's primary databases – it's been quite the adventure.
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The journey began with a vision to enhance our system's performance and scalability to better serve our growing user base. Our old database, like a trusty old car, had been with us for many years. But as we grew, it became clear that we needed a more robust engine under the hood which could enable us to innovate and build new features at a faster pace, without interrupting our users access.

Enter the planning phase: our team mapped out the migration strategy with the precision of a Swiss watch. We chose a new, modern database system that was originally built by Google to power which scaled to billions and trillions of pageviews with ease. This new technology also enables us to build new features into the database without needing to worry about potential downtime, write locks, or performance degradation.

Transitioning to this new database technology was akin to performing open-heart surgery on a marathon runner mid-race. It required a delicate balance of keeping our services running while implementing the new system and keeping data synchronized. Our dev team worked their magic, ensuring zero downtime and a seamless transition. We tackled the data migration in stages, validating data integrity at each step. The actual switch-over was executed with such finesse that, to our users, it was as if nothing had changed – except for the noticeable boost in performance.

Now, a few weeks post-migration, we're basking in the glow of the successful upgrade. The new database architecture has not only met but exceeded our expectations. Query response times have plummeted, while our capacity to handle concurrent future users has soared. In addition to that, we're now able to build a long list of new features that we've always wanted to see and you can expect to see some in the near future. This upgrade was a crucial step in our commitment to providing top-tier service, and we couldn't be prouder of our team for making this complex transition appear effortless.

We wanted to take a moment to share this exciting news with you all and to extend a heartfelt thank you to our dedicated staff and loyal users around the globe!

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Posted by:
Brodie Kokoska

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