January 7, 2013

Introduction to GenieDB

GenieDB is one of the newer and smaller NewSQL companies. GenieDB’s story is focused on wide-area replication and uptime, coupled to claims about ease and the associated low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).

GenieDB is in my same family of clients as Cirro.

The GenieDB product is more interesting if we conflate the existing GenieDB Version 1 and a soon-forthcoming (mid-year or so) Version 2. On that basis:

The heart of the GenieDB story is probably wide-area replication. Specifics there include: 

Obviously, replicating the whole database to every node imposes some limitations, most notably:

However, GenieDB does offer:

Oddly, I can’t find any notes on GenieDB company particulars. But I think GenieDB’s employee count is in the teens and a couple of customer sites are going into production just around now. Technically, I don’t think GenieDB has raised a Series A round yet; but Stuart Frost is involved, and his fund-raising skills are exemplary.


4 Responses to “Introduction to GenieDB”

  1. Eric on January 7th, 2013 3:36 pm

    Would you be interested in having some of your content featured on DZone.com? We’re currently trying to grow our NoSQL portal, and I think this and other articles would be a good fit.

  2. Curt Monash on January 7th, 2013 4:07 pm

    I’m a lot looser about giving permission to run the first part of a post than to run the whole thing, largely because I want to capture comments back here so as to enhance this site.

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  3. Tokutek update | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on January 15th, 2013 3:38 am

    […] that I’ve addressed some new NewSQL entrants, namely NuoDB and GenieDB, it’s time to circle back to some more established ones. First up are my clients at Tokutek, […]

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