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Primeur weekly 2013-11-04

The Cloud

Clustrix announces industry's first scale-out database for real-time analytics on live operational data ...

IDC MarketScape names DataDirect Networks a leader in object-based storage market ...

George Washington School of Engineering and Applied Science receives grant to improve Cloud computing reliability ...

Calxeda announces new fabric-­based platform for Clouds ...

Securing data for Cloud computing ...

Expensify selects Oracle Sales Cloud to empower growing sales team ...

Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaboration enables largest-ever Cloud-based analysis of genomic data ...

Red Hat launches new initiative to drive enterprise adoption of OpenStack ...

SoftLayer, an IBM company, and Cloudera launch turnkey Big Data solutions on bare metal servers ...

CANCOM accelerates client innovation through the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

European managed services provider taps IBM Flash for faster Cloud solutions ...

Desktop Grids

New Virtual Team to promote Desktop Grids among the EGI scientific communities ...

New BoincTasks version release issued ...

Remotis Technologies achieves milestone with World Community Grid ...

EuroFlash

N8 supercomputer tracks first dinosaur steps in over 90 million years ...

Cray expands research and development in Europe ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania - Part II ...

New California Energy Commission study validates energy savings of Asetek RackCDU for data centres ...

PRACE event "HPC@Horizon2020" rallies support for "Supercomputers for all" ...

PRACE Winter School 2014 to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

New insight into the Earth's deep interior ...

The ALiX project provides Tenerife with Teide-HPC, the second most powerful supercomputer in Spain ...

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue ...

USFlash

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) drives major scientific discoveries with powerful, converged, site-wide storage from DataDirect Networks ...

RainStor delivers Hadoop on EMC Isilon NAS for efficient Big Data management ...

HP helps Johnson Memorial Hospital deliver high-quality patient care ...

Clustrix announces industry's first scale-out database for real-time analytics on live operational data

31 Oct 2013 San Francisco - Clustrix, a scale-out SQL database engineered for the Cloud, has made available ClustrixDB as a software download, the industry's first and only scale-out database for real-time analytics on live operational data. For the first time, companies can perform complex analytics in seconds at the same time as massive transaction volume on the same database without the costs of a separate analytic database.

Companies are striving for split-second analysis of valuable customer data across on-line transactions, social media channels, and meta-data for unstructured company content and customer profiles. This new era of real-time analytics enables organisations to deliver better customer service, monetize rapidly changing customer behaviour, and respond to competitive threats without having to wait overnight for answers.

ClustrixDB provides a single operational database that supports billions of system-of-record transactions with unpredictable traffic spikes, complex application logic, on-line reporting and ad hoc queries. Clustrix delivers this breakthrough capability with pay-as-you-grow subscription pricing in stark contrast to millions of dollars in scale-up hardware and licensing required for legacy databases. With self-managing automation, Clustrix customers typically do not use an operational DBA providing customer a radically simpler alternative to Hadoop.

"Transactions must be able to drive decisions in real time", stated George Gilbert, analyst, GigaOM Pro. "Although in-memory databases typically have the fastest performance but often trade off capacity of a large data set and analytic sophistication. DBMS that aren't constrained just to memory can achieve the analytic sophistication and performance that still support transaction processing, although less than a data warehouse."

ClustrixDB is the most widely deployed scale-out SQL database in production applications. Customers rely on ClustrixDB to deliver over 1 trillion transactions per month in business-critical deployments. ClustrixDB powers dozens of large-scale production customers around the world, including AOL, Rakuten Global Markets, and Symantec.

Key features of ClustrixDB include:

  • Massively parallel processing (MPP) across its distributed cluster to parallelize and distribute SQL queries, and use all available resources of the cluster to accelerate the queries;
  • Multi-version concurrency control (MVCC) to ensure reads and writes do not interfere with each other, allowing analytics to run in parallel with writes and updates without affecting performance;
  • Distributed aggregates, which allow distributed partial computation of aggregates, making analytics scale better. For example, if you were aggregating expenses by department, each node will aggregate the local data and only the final results will be aggregating by the query node.
  • SQL query fan-out, which allows ClustrixDB to use multiple nodes and multiple cores per node to accelerate one analytic query or report. As you add more nodes, the analytics and reports get faster.
  • In-memory analytics using a combination of Flash and RAM to provide scale at breakthrough costs.

"Every company in the world wants real-time insights into up to date customer data", stated Robin Purohit, CEO, Clustrix. "We believe distributed databases that combine Cloud economics and a smart approach to in-memory operation are the answer. ClustrixDB has been battle-tested in production and we are excited to now provide our software in a subscription licensing model at a fraction of the cost of Oracle."

"Clustrix DBaaS requires no server management that is the same as
RDS, but we get much better Enterprise level support that is better and faster than RDS", stated Keith Bussey, vice president of technology, NoMoreRack. "The support is 24/7 and we get a reply immediately anytime, night or day. Support is helping by identifying queries that can be improved for performance and we're mostly bound by manpower on NoMoreRack side to implement them."

ClustrixDB is available as a free community edition and also as a commercial edition for developers, a software download that runs on any Cloud, and on the AWS marketplace. Pricing for the commercial edition starts at $1200 per core, per year.
Source: Clustrix

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Primeur weekly 2013-11-04

The Cloud

Clustrix announces industry's first scale-out database for real-time analytics on live operational data ...

IDC MarketScape names DataDirect Networks a leader in object-based storage market ...

George Washington School of Engineering and Applied Science receives grant to improve Cloud computing reliability ...

Calxeda announces new fabric-­based platform for Clouds ...

Securing data for Cloud computing ...

Expensify selects Oracle Sales Cloud to empower growing sales team ...

Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaboration enables largest-ever Cloud-based analysis of genomic data ...

Red Hat launches new initiative to drive enterprise adoption of OpenStack ...

SoftLayer, an IBM company, and Cloudera launch turnkey Big Data solutions on bare metal servers ...

CANCOM accelerates client innovation through the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

European managed services provider taps IBM Flash for faster Cloud solutions ...

Desktop Grids

New Virtual Team to promote Desktop Grids among the EGI scientific communities ...

New BoincTasks version release issued ...

Remotis Technologies achieves milestone with World Community Grid ...

EuroFlash

N8 supercomputer tracks first dinosaur steps in over 90 million years ...

Cray expands research and development in Europe ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania - Part II ...

New California Energy Commission study validates energy savings of Asetek RackCDU for data centres ...

PRACE event "HPC@Horizon2020" rallies support for "Supercomputers for all" ...

PRACE Winter School 2014 to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

New insight into the Earth's deep interior ...

The ALiX project provides Tenerife with Teide-HPC, the second most powerful supercomputer in Spain ...

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue ...

USFlash

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) drives major scientific discoveries with powerful, converged, site-wide storage from DataDirect Networks ...

RainStor delivers Hadoop on EMC Isilon NAS for efficient Big Data management ...

HP helps Johnson Memorial Hospital deliver high-quality patient care ...