January 25, 2011

ScaleBase, another MPP OLTP quasi-DBMS

Liran Zelkha of ScaleBase raised his hand on Twitter. It turns out ScaleBase has a story rather similar to that of CodeFutures/dbShards. That is:

Our talk didn’t get deeply technical, and I don’t know exactly how ScaleBase’s replication works. But a website reference to a small transaction log in a distributed cache does sound, while not identical to the dbShards approach, at least directionally similar.

ScaleBase is a year or so old, with about 6 people, based in the Boston area despite strong Israeli roots. ScaleBase has raised a round of venture capital; I didn’t ask for details.

Liran says that ScaleBase is in closed beta, with some production users, at least one of whom has over 100 database servers.

Comments

9 Responses to “ScaleBase, another MPP OLTP quasi-DBMS”

  1. Liran Zelkha on January 25th, 2011 6:55 pm

    If you want invites for the beta just drop me a mail at liran.zelkha@scalebase.com

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  3. Cory Isaacson on January 28th, 2011 7:58 pm

    There are some good things about a proxy, but it does add extra servers and some overhead.

    Just to clarify, dbShards does not use a proxy, instead the technology relies on an intelligent client that is plug-compatible with vendor drivers (C and JDBC are supported). This means that there is no middle tier between the app and the database, its a direct connection. The driver simply makes the sharding decisions and delegates to the native driver for communications.

  4. Liran Zelkha on February 18th, 2011 11:11 am

    That’s true. However – the entire eco-system of the database – BI, etc. can not work with a driver – only with a proxy.

  5. Cory Isaacson on February 20th, 2011 6:10 pm

    Plug-compatible drivers are both efficient and work seamlessly with BI and other tools — they have an identical API that matches the vendor drivers. The drivers do have to be installed of course, but that is the case with any database product.

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