Sunday, May 2, 2010

Clustrix Optimizes Web Database Scalability

Clustrix, a start-up based in San Francisco, unveiled its Clustered Database System (CDS) for Internet-scale applications. The fundamental problem that Clustrix address is how to scale the massive databases employed by eCommerce websites, photo sharing sites, dating sites and social networks. The mixed read/write workloads have necessitated application partitioning across isolated databases and this requires lots of custom code writing to scale the system.

The Clustrix technology, which is implemented in a server appliance, combines the fully relational, ACID-compliant functionality of SQL with the massively scalability, high-performance of NoSQL key-value stores. The company said its approach requires no custom application work and is easier to administer.