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This article addresses the benefits provided from database virtualization. Before we proceed however, it is important to explain that database virtualization does NOT mean simply running a DBMS inside a virtual machine.
Database Virtualization, More Than Running a DBMS in a Virtual Machine
While running a DBMS in a VM can provide advantages (and disadvantages) it is NOT database virtualization. Typical databases fuse together the data (or I/O) with the processing (CPU utilization) to operate as a single unit. Simply running that single unit in a VM does not provide the benefits detailed below. That is not database virtualization that is merely server virtualization.
An Example of the Database Virtualization Problem Say you have a database handling
Yesterday, it was announced that SkySQL has raised an additional 2.5 million dollars in Series A funding from California Technology Ventures.
This comes along with the news of the new CEO, Patrik Sallner, taking the CEO role at SkySQL on July 1st.
Here are some relevant snippets:
“SkySQL also announced today that CTV, a venture capital fund that makes direct investments in technology and life science companies globally, invested an additional $2.5 million as part of the company’s recent A round of funding. With this latest investment, SkySQL has collected EUR 6 million to fund further growth.”
“About California Technology Ventures, LLC
California Technology Ventures, LLC is a venture capital fund that makes direct investments in technology and life science companies. CTV has built a strong reputation for its entrepreneurial approach to investing and
I am very pleased to say that earlier today, SkySQL announced it has raised $4 Million in Series A Round Funding.
Let me post the main part of the press release here:
SAN JOSE – April 18, 2012 – SkySQL, the first choice in affordable database solutions for the MySQL® and MariaDB® databases in the enterprise and the cloud, today announces that the company has raised $4 million in Series A funding from a number of investors, including OnCorps, an elite peer-based community of veteran technology investors and advisors committed to bringing better, cost-disruptive technologies into the mainstream. Also funding the round are European investors including Finnish Industry Investment Ltd., Spintop Ventures and Open Ocean Capital.
SkySQL will primarily use the investment to fund growth in its new product development, including adding[Read more...]
As the saying goes, we at Severalnines have been walking on several clouds this year, 9 to be precise!
Today, we are proud to say that we are on walking on Cloud 9!
And in the spirit of celebration, we would like to announce our:
Top 9 Clouds of the Year 2011 for Severalnines
Cloud 1 – releasing ClusterControl™ - our first commercial product in April!
ClusterControl™ is our flagship product. It enables developers and database administrators to Deploy, Manage, Monitor and Scale their clustered database platforms, free from the complexity and learning curves[Read more...]
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