Extract from THE SCALE-OUT BLOG by Robert Hodges (CEO, Continuent)http://scale-out-blog.blogspot.com Data management is undergoing a revolution. Many businesses now depend on data sets that vastly exceed the capacity of DBMS servers. Applications operate 24x7 in complex cloud environments using small and relatively unreliable VMs. Managers need to act on new information from those systems in
Data management is undergoing a revolution. Many businesses
now depend on data sets that vastly exceed the capacity of DBMS
servers. Applications operate 24x7 in complex cloud
environments using small and relatively unreliable VMs.
Managers need to act on new information from those systems
in real-time. Users want constant and speedy access to their data
in locations across the planet.
It is tempting to think popular SQL databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL have no place in this new world. They manage small quantities of data, lack scalability features like parallel query, and have weak availability models. One reaction is to discard them and adopt alternatives like Cassandra or MongoDB. Yet open source SQL databases have tremendous strengths: simplicity, robust transaction support, lightning fast operation, flexible APIs, and broad communities of users familiar with their operation. The …
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.
Enabling the Hunt for New Cures for Diseases by Seamlessly Processing Billions of Mutations in Epidemiology Records
The Organization: The The Philip Awadalla Laboratory is the Medical and …[Read more]
SkySQL Roadshow is coming to Stockholm on Feb 7, come by and meet us. I'll
be ending the day with a talk on Big Data, which will be a more
generic Big Data talk with some MySQL relevance, but with the
focus on Big Data in general.
I haven't blogging much recently, but that has some reasons. I am since Dec 1 the proud father of twins, a little boy and a little girl. I have yet to teahc them to write proper SQL, the have particular issues with subqueries, but we'll get there. In order to create the usual mess of things and to make sure things are at the brink of running out of control, we decided to renovate our flat in the middle of all this. But I'll get there, and once we have a new kitchen installed, I'll do some more blogging, I have some things piled up to write about.
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, see here. To get started with TokuDB, …[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:
- Performance – With a 10x or more improvement in insertions and indexing, TokuDB delivers faster, more complex ad hoc queries in live production systems without rewriting or tuning applications. Offering high performance even when tables are too large for memory, TokuDB scales MySQL and MariaDB far beyond either InnoDB or MyISAM. …
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
— Matt Aslett (@maslett) January 8, 2013
Attivio has secured $8 million in new growth funding from General Electric Pension Trust | bit.ly/ZwXPFG
— Attivio (@attivio) January 7, 2013
Why We Need To Kill “Big Data” | TechCrunch tcrn.ch/ZpbnDl
— Mortar (@mortardata) January 5, 2013
Analyzing billions of credit card …[Read more]
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 – This release included better overall performance and brought …[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]