Schooner Information Technology
Analysis and discussion of Schooner Information Technology and the Schooner appliances.
A press person recently asked about:
… start-ups that are building technologies to enable MySQL and other SQL databases to get over some of the problems they have in scaling past a certain size. … I’d like to get a sense as to whether or not the problems are as severe and wide spread as these companies are telling me? If so, why wouldn’t a customer just move to a new database?
While that sounds as if he was asking about scale-out relational DBMS in general, MySQL or otherwise, short-request or analytic, it turned out that he was asking just about short-request scale-out MySQL. My thoughts and comments on that narrower subject include(d) but are not limited to: Read more
|Categories: Akiban, dbShards and CodeFutures, Investment research and trading, Kaminario, MySQL, NewSQL, Oracle, ScaleBase, ScaleDB, Schooner Information Technology, Solid-state memory, Tokutek and TokuDB, Web analytics||5 Comments|
Edit: This disclosure has been superseded by a March, 2012 version.
From time to time, I disclose our vendor client lists. Another iteration is below. To be clear:
- This is a list of Monash Advantage members.
- All our vendor clients are Monash Advantage members, unless …
- … we work with them primarily in their capacity as technology users. (A large fraction of our user clients happen to be SaaS vendors.)
- We do not usually disclose our user clients.
- We do not usually disclose our venture capital clients, nor those who invest in publicly-traded securities.
- Included in the list below are two expired Monash Advantage members who haven’t said they will renew, as mentioned in my recent post on analyst bias. (You can probably imagine a couple of reasons for that obfuscation.)
With that said, our vendor client disclosures at this time are:
- Aster Data
- SAND Technology
- Schooner Information Technology
To the consternation of its then-CEO, I wrote very little about my then-client Continuent. However, when I knew Schooner’s recent announcement was coming, I reached out to other MySQL scale-out vendors too. I’ve already posted accordingly about CodeFutures (the dbShards guys) and ScaleBase. Now it’s late-responding Continuent’s turn.
Actually, what I’m mainly going to do is quote a very long email that Continuent’s current CEO/former CTO Robert Hodges sent me, and which I lightly edited. Read more
|Categories: Continuent, Data integration and middleware, dbShards and CodeFutures, MySQL, Open source, Parallelization, Schooner Information Technology||9 Comments|
Last October I wrote about Schooner Information Technology, which made flash-based appliances, for MySQL, memcached, or persistent memcached. Schooner sold those appliances to close to 20 customers, but even so decided software-only was a better way to go.
Schooner’s core value proposition is that one Schooner box with flash does the job of a lot of MySQL or NoSQL boxes with hard drives. Highlights of the Schooner story — of which you can find more detail at the Schooner website — now include: Read more
|Categories: Clustering, memcached, MySQL, OLTP, Schooner Information Technology, Solid-state memory||4 Comments|
Back in August I talked with John Busch of Schooner Information Technology, which has a non-obvious URL. Schooner Information Technology sells Flash-based appliances that are mainly intended to run MySQL with blazing write performance.
This is one of those cases in which I warned that due to my September wave of family health issues I would cut a few blogging corners, so:
- I’m only going to write about the MySQL aspect, even though Schooner has a memcached product and claims to be able to run other NoSQL stuff as well.
- I’m not going to dig for company information beyond recalling:
- Schooner said that it has invested $20 million in R&D.
- Schooner’s appliances are resold by IBM.
- Schooner also has a direct sales force.
- One flagship customer had 30 TB of data on 17 Schooner nodes.
If Schooner wants to add some of what I’ve left out into the comments to this post, that would be great.
Schooner appliances are meant to be clustered, Read more
|Categories: memcached, MySQL, OLTP, Parallelization, Schooner Information Technology, Solid-state memory||4 Comments|
Since posting last Wednesday morning that I’m looking into NoSQL and HVSP, I’ve had a lot of conversations, including with (among others):
- Dwight Merriman of 10gen (MongoDB)
- Damien Katz of Couchio (CouchDB)
- Matt Pfeil of Riptano (Cassandra)
- Todd Lipcon of Cloudera (HBase committer)
- Tony Falco of Basho (Riak)
- John Busch of Schooner
- Ori Herrnstadt of Akiban