ClustrixDB Delivers Five-9s of Availability for Business Critical Applications

Scale-out SQL database built with redundancy and automated fault recovery

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Apr 8, 2014 - Clustrix, provider of the leading scale-out SQL database engineered for the cloud, delivers five-9s of availability to its customers by automating data distribution and recovery processes. An industry benchmark for measuring availability, a five-9s system is achieved when a company either has zero issues in a given month or is able to recover from any issues in less than 25 seconds total.

As systems get larger and more complicated, the odds of failure increase. However, with more business critical applications being hosted in the cloud, the database, just like the application servers, needs to be able to recover from failures and events such as power outages quickly. ClustrixDB, the industry’s first scale-out SQL database to deliver real-time analytics on live operational data, provides customers with better availability, higher performance, and significantly better support.

“By keeping multiple consistent copies of each slice of your data, we are able to provide automated recovery in the event of disk or node failure,” said Sergei Tsarev, cofounder and chief technology officer of Clustrix. “This capability is significantly more robust than local master-slave configurations, where slaves can lag. ClustrixDB ensures your database stays available with no data loss.”

ClustrixDB is built with fast parallel backup for disaster recovery, and customers rely on it to provide a consistent snapshot of the database. For instance, nomorerack, the online shopping destination that provides in-demand goods at deep discounts, experiences massive transaction volume during the holiday season, making availability extremely important. Before ClustrixDB, the company used a Relational Database Service (RDS) but was struggling with availability with downtime costing the company upwards of $60,000/hour. After implementing ClustrixDB, the company found they were able to avoid downtime while still gaining high performance.

Read more about ClustrixDB’s ability to provide its customer with five-nines of availability in “Five-Nines Availability on a Cloud Database in Real World Applications.”