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September 08, 2010

The Database Simplified: Clustrix Video

(Editor’s Note: This article refers to a video interview shot in San Jose as part of TMCnet’s “On the Road” video series. To view the entire library of videos from Road Shows and other industry shows, as well as product demos and interviews in our in-house studio, visit the TMCnet Videos home page.)

Advancements continue to emerge in the database arena and the latest with exciting innovations is Clustrix. To get the inside scoop, 

TMCnet’s Rich Tehrani (News - Alert) recently spoke with Daniel Liddle, director of marketing and business development at Clustrix. Their entire conversation was captured in this video.

For some background, Clustrix (News - Alert) has built the world’s first clustered database system that scales to all scale and volume of a SQL solution while in a cluster. This system can be used by companies of any size as it can allow for rapid growth.

The design eliminates separate buckets of data and scales out horizontally simply by adding nodes.The system looks like a single database and apps do not need to be modified as company grows. It can provide virtualization for anything, without worrying about having to scale the infrastructure or writing specialized code to deal with database islands and is totally automated. 

As for the programming language? 

“We’ve built the system from the ground up that is fully distributed and parallel, which allows us to achieve this incredible fan out in scale,” said Liddle. “We’ve developed an interface for MySQL in particular today, but it is very easy for us to add interfaces to other protocols.”

Liddle went on to note that it is not about just downloading information. Users also have to figure out who has access to information. The Clustrix solution provides full scale and performance as well as scalability.The Clustrix offering is a small starter bundle with software that is very inexpensive and easy to deploy.Users can purchase additional nodes as needed. 

When asked if there is potential for cloud storage with Clustrix, Liddle noted there is a lot of synergy there, so the company may go after this sector of the market.

Want to know more? Check out the video in full.

Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda

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