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July 11, 2011

CodeFutures: When You See an Exponential Slowing of Your Database Server, Call Us

At the recent Cloud Expo 2011 in New York City, TMC (News - Alert) CEO, Rich Tehrani, had a chance to sit down and talk with the CEO and CTO of CodeFutures, Cory Isaacson.

As TMC’s Chris DiMarco wrote recently, the same traffic that’s making the cloud such a huge space for growth is also in a way making it quickly need expansion.

“DBshards from CodeFutures is changing that. DBshards focuses on transparent database sharding , as in breaking databases apart and putting them back together. The toolset basically helps customers with the breakup of large, over capacity databases into multiple, less populated one.”

This tends to be the biggest bottleneck in scalability, Isaacson said, adding “we solve that problem. We have the only transparent database sharding offering. We basically can take a large database, break it into smaller databases across multiple servers, and make it completely like one database to the application tier.”

We know what you’re asking – “What if there’s a corruption?” Tehrani asked that, and Isaacson explained that it’s not a huge problem, because they do keep two copies of everything. “We can take one offline, fix it, and switch it.”

As far as what kind of company would benefit from the service, according to Isaacson “it’s an easy question to answer. A lot of companies see their databases slow down, and on a logarithmic curve. When you see that exponential curve actually coming into place, you know you’re taxing your database server too much, and you have to do something.”

The company charges monthly for their service, about $400 per month per server.

David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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