You have launched your application with an intuitive, user-friendly UI. But if your application is experiencing a load problem, it will frustrate your end customers while using it. Chances are the issue is not within the application but with the database. According to a survey, 38% of database professionals reported database downtime as the significant issue that kept them up at night. The downtime could be due to any number of issues, including improper database configuration, poor load handling, database queries being timed out, and so on.
In this article, we will discuss whether you need to scale your database and how to tackle database scalability issues. Let’s begin with the most obvious question — why database scaling?