> Consulting service: you bring your big data problems to me, I say "your data set fits in RAM", you pay me $10,000 for saving you $500,000.
Today it costs less than $600 a month to rent a 256GB dedicated box w/ 2x450GB NVMe disks and a 10 gbit private connection. And, of course, there are ways to go higher but it's very likely it'll be a bit more expensive per terabyte RAM but you'd be surprised (or not) at just how many problems actually fit in a quarter terabyte of RAM.
Well at least some time ago this site ran on a single box.
My company has a Magento webshop. The amount of money thrown at it to keep it 'fast' is amazing.
Wish they trew it at me to build a fast webshop. Unfortunately they think Magento is the standard.
Any recommendations on how you'd go about that? I'm currently paying Digital Ocean that much for a way crappier instance...