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NewSQL News Summary: June 2013

Eugene Okhrimenko

Below is a brief NewSQL news summary for June 2013 from our R&D team. Read on to learn about the latest developments in the world of scalable relational databases.

Highlights:

  • TransLattice and VoltDB Are Now Among Top 100 Companies in Data
  • MemSQL and VoltDB Announce Programming Contests
  • ScaleArc Registers Two Patents
  • 59% of MySQL Users Have or Expect Scalability Issues Within 6–12 Months
  • NuoDB Receives the “Red Herring Top 100” Award

TransLattice and VoltDB Are Now Among Top 100 Companies in Data

Database Trends and Applications (DBTS) magazine has put two NewSQL database providers, TransLattice and VoltDB, on its list of the best 100 companies in enterprise information management. The list includes the best providers of enterprise data management solutions selected “based on their presence, execution, vision, and innovation in delivering products and services.”

MemSQL and VoltDB Announce Programming Contests

Two in-memory NewSQL database providers, MemSQL and VoltDB, are holding competitions in support of their products. MemSQL has announced startup, a two-round programming contest that will include 10 problems to be solved. VoltDB, a provider of an in-memory relational database, has also opened registration for their Volt Vanguard Fame! Fortune! Face Time! Contest. Developers will be challenged to build Big Data applications using the community version of VoltDB. In addition to promotion for their app, the winner will get $10,000 to finance their next project and a free day of mentoring with VoltDB.

ScaleArc Registers Two Patents

ScaleArc has registered two patents that will cover the database acceleration and transparent database query caching technologies used in ScaleArc iDB. These include connection pooling, query routing, and querying technologies, the method for handling read/write splits, as well as the unique hybrid SQL-NoSQL cache.

59% of MySQL Users Have or Expect Scalability Issues Within 612 Months

ScaleBase, the MySQL scalability company, has conducted a survey at the Percona Live MySQL Conference. According to the results, more than half of all respondents are experiencing or expect to have MySQL scalability issues within 6–12 months, even after they have tried different scaling approaches. 60% of survey participants are currently evaluating available solutions and 32% say that their scalability projects are due to start in six months or sooner.

NuoDB Receives the “Red Herring Top 100” Award

Red Herring Magazine, a leading business and technology publisher, has given NuoDB the prestigious “Red Herring Top 100 North America” award. The Top 100 are selected based on a number of criteria that include financial success, management quality, the impact they have within their industries, and much more.

These were the main NewSQL news for June 2013. Stay tuned for new updates from our team.

3 Comments
  • Michael Waclawiczek

    Here is what we can all agree on: NewSQL is hot and growing fast.

  • Michael Waclawiczek

    I would like to make your NewSQL readership aware of two articles authored by NuoDB CTO Seth Proctor on InfoQ. They provide an excellent technical overview of the NuoDB distributed NewSQL architecture:

    – Proctor, Seth (2013). “Exploring the Architecture of the NuoDB Database, Part 1” – http://www.infoq.com/articles/nuodb-architecture-1/
    – Proctor, Seth (2013). “Exploring the Architecture of the NuoDB Database, Part 2” – http://www.infoq.com/articles/nuodb-architecture-2/

    • Eugene Okhrimenko

      Michael,

      Thanks for the links! Great articles in there.

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