Jul 11, 2012
Companies can win or lose in today's hyper-competitive market based on how well they use their data - both in day-to-day operations and in analytics. In this paper, learn how a new class of technology called NewSQL is key to bringing the power of distributed computing to relational databases and the applications powered by them, giving companies a competitive advantage right when it's needed most.
For decades, relational database management systems (RDBMS) have served as the central repository for critical information in organizations of all sizes in every industry. However, many of today's data-intensive transactional applications - such as Big Web, social media, real-time analytics, and RFID-generated metrics to name just a few - have exposed the uncomfortable truth that traditional RDBMS architectures have reached their limits and are no longer able to keep pace with the demands of the modern enterprise. Fortunately, a new class of technologies - collectively known as NewSQL - brings the power of distributed computing to RDBMS data and related applications.
In this white paper, we introduce the Clustrix distributed database solution, which lets enterprises protect their investments in relational data and associated application logic while delivering superior speed, scale, and simplicity. We begin by explaining why legacy relational database architectures are insufficient for today's needs. Next, we summarize the organizational, operational, and financial implications of this shortfall and describe why a fresh approach to the relational database is essential. Finally, we introduce Clustrix and highlight its capabilities and benefits.