University of Montreal Tracks Genomic Data With Tokutek’s TokuDB.
Faster insertion rates, improved scalability and agility support lab’s fast growing research database as it grows from 100s of GBs to 1 TB and beyond.
Issue addressed: MySQL database used for genomic research must be able to quickly ingest huge amounts of incoming data – hundreds of thousands of records every day. It also must be able to retrieve data quickly in response to a diverse set of research requests.
We wanted to take a moment to say thanks to all of our customers and to the wider MySQL and MariaDB community. Today we announced a doubling of our customer base for the year ending December 31, 2012. Significant milestones over the last year included new technology and service partnerships, several awards, rapid hiring, as well as three upgrades to TokuDB®. We even dabbled in some MongoDB benchmarks. And to fuel continued growth in 2013, we secured additional venture capital funding last November.
Did You Hear? NASA Uses TokuDB for Big Data with MySQL!
To read the full press release and learn more,[Read more...]
TokuDB® is a proven solution that scales MySQL® and MariaDB® from GBs to TBs with unmatched insert and query speed, compression, replication performance and online schema flexibility. Tokutek’s recently launched TokuDB v6.6 delivers all of these features and more, with additional improvements in multi-client, fast SQL updates, and in-memory performance.
Date: January 15th
Time: 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST
Topics will include:
SAP’s HANA – a floor wax *and* a dessert topping?
For 451 Research clients: SAP’s HANA database – a floor wax *and* a dessert topping? bit.ly/13dmDCH
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Attivio has secured $8 million in new growth funding from General Electric Pension Trust | bit.ly/ZwXPFG
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Why We Need To Kill “Big Data” | TechCrunch tcrn.ch/ZpbnDl
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What a flashback this week. Staring at a text terminal trying to establish a connection with a remote server, I began to fret whether I would get my homework assignment done on time. My mind raced back to college nights years ago in the Fishbowl, hunched over an Athena workstation. Would this be another late night fueled by Jolt cola in order to get my problem set done?
Embarking on my first software class in quite a while was relatively painless, and I have Sheeri Cabral and her detailed guidance to thank. This week I started the[Read more...]
Well, it’s that time of the year again for top ten lists. There have been many versions showing up on the web the last few days, including Time Magazine’s “Top 10 Everything of 2012″ list, with 55 wide ranging lists!
Last year we started using Google Analytics to see what content for blogs was most popular on Tokutek.com and generated a 2011 top ten list, ending up with a few surprises. This year saw spikes in some interesting areas as well, including flash performance, NASA and Big Data, and MongoDB.
Without further adieu, here is the top ten list for 2012:
10. Announcing TokuDB v6.1 –[Read more...]
We’ve all heard the term “Big Data” thrown around a fair amount in the last several years ever since the rise of Hadoop and other distributed storage methods. But defining “Big Data” has always been a subjective term that hinges on perspective; what one engineer considers big can be vastly different than another’s.
However, there’s finally a definite description that says Big Data no matter what perspective you operate from: “That facility by my calculations that I submitted to the court for the Electronic Frontiers Foundation against NSA would hold on the order of 5 zettabytes of data. Just that current storage capacity is being advertised on the web that you can buy. And that’s not talking about what they have in the near future.” You can read more about the facility and its purpose here:[Read more...]