Infoworld, CIOL and Website Magazine Point to ClustrixDB’s Scalability

Martin Heller and MakeMyTrip Attest to Scale-Out RDBMS's Flexibility and Linear Performance

San Francisco, CA - Jul 19, 2016 - Clustrix (, provider of the first scale-out database designed for the elastic scaling requirements of high-transaction, high-value workloads of today’s Web applications, was recently featured in an exclusive Infoworld review titled “ClustrixDB scales out, way out“.

Citing ClustrixDB’s outperformance of Amazon Aurora for low-latency, high-transaction-rate scenarios, noted technologist Martin Heller pointed to the following benefits of the database:

  • A shared-nothing architecture that eliminates the potential scaling bottlenecks caused by shared-disk or even shared-cache architectures
  • A rebalancer that ensures optimal data distribution across all nodes
  • A query optimizer that achieves maximum parallelism on individual queries and maximum concurrency on simultaneous queries

CIOL points to MakeMyTrip as example of ClustrixDB scalability
The benefits of these capabilities were further illustrated by CIOL magazine’s Pratima H in an article titled MakeMyTrip’s new IT itinerary: The cart with faster wheels, which explored how one of India’s top travel sites addressed scalability concerns. Sanjay Mohan, CTO at MakeMyTrip, states in the article: “With Clustrix, we have seen better performance, and better uptime. The major advantage we get from Clustrix is that load is distributed among all nodes since data is shared; and with increasing traffic, adding more nodes to the same cluster is very simple and helps to scale easily.”

And in a Website Magazine piece titled Does Your Affiliate Marketing Service Provider Have a Backbone?, Clustrix CEO Mike Azevedo elaborated on the differences between vertical and horizontal scaling, and which approach delivers superior results for your business.

Identifying the cost advantages of scale-out RDBMS
While Infoworld’s Heller compared Amazon Aurora and ClustrixDB from a performance perspective, Azevedo honed in on the cost differences recently in Shining a light on Amazon Aurora’s Hidden IO Costs:

“Just when you think the Cloud has finally ushered us into a world of transparency and convenience-pay only for what you use, know exactly what you’re paying for-it turns out that you still might find yourself paying for more than you bargained for with some leading cloud vendors. For those customers dealing with high volumes of high-value transactions, Amazon Aurora might just cut a bigger hole into your total AWS budget than necessary. While AWS offers a good overall value for web hosting, storage and similar services, its flagship database service will trigger hidden fees once you hit the fast lane. Typical retail, gaming, social and ad tech companies process thousands of database operations a second. A moderately successful company will pay twice what they anticipate in transaction fees, and the euphoria of success will be sobered with loan shark like “Vig”.”

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