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ZWARTBERG Research & Development

Zwartberg Research & Development

We write software, and we provide a hosting service.

Database Applications

A database application is usually not trivial. The Karoo project is aimed mainly at medium to huge database applications, but the same infrastructure is great for small applications also. In fact it was designed with cell phones in mind.

Database applications sometimes get written using the wrong tools, simply because they were at hand.

When "scalablility" is considered, its easy to put it aside till later. "When the database gets big, then the business will be able to afford a bigger server."

However, this can cause astronomical costs, and once your database is live, its difficult to just swap over to a larger server.

Client Server Scalable Systems

Rather than wait until it gets so costly to make your system scalable... design it that way from the start. Does that sound expensive?

It was, but not any more.

Even the smallest of database applications can be written extremely quickly by using The Karoo System.

All the software we develop is free. We only charge you for our time spent tailoring or making extensions for you.


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Large services (like an internet banking system for example), which can grow and grow and grow, to absorb the load as time goes on... and which don't suffer so much from unexplained periods of being offline, or "freezing up".

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Zwartberg Reseach & Development is a registered trading name of Open Source Software Consulting CC.
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