Clustrix Resources

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  • InfoWorld Review

    Martin Heller, a contributing editor and reviewer for InfoWorld, reviewed our product – ClustrixDB. Read Heller’s review here where he gives ClustrixDB 5 out of 5 stars and calls Clustrix “a more scalable alternative to Amazon Aurora for people who need extremely high transactional performance.”

  • Scaling Techniques to Grow Magento E-Commerce Sites

    A quick analysis of the main techniques to scale Magento, from front-end to back-end. And an in-depth analysis of the currently-popular back-end scaling techniques.

    Scaling is why ClustrixDB was developed. Magento sites can replace MySQL with ClustrixDB and meet every criteria for an effective scaling solution.

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    ClustrixDB for Magento, the turbocharged back-end for high-transaction Magento e-commerce stores

    Clustrix CEO Mike Azevedo talks directly to Magento merchants and partners about how ClustrixDB for Magento works as a drop-in replacement for the database and indexers built into Magento Community and Enterprise editions. This sophisticated back-end solution works together to help Magento stores serve more customers, accommodate more catalog updates and most importantly, process more orders.

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    ESG Lab Video: Scalable SQL Database for AWS: High Value, High Transaction Workloads with ClustrixDB

    Enterprise Strategy Group ( prepared this 5 minute video summary of the performance benchmark of ClustrixDB to two other cloud databases owned by an industry-leading cloud vendor running on AWS. The video summary and corresponding benchmark shows that ClustrixDB offers true scale-out performance advantages over the leading MySQL compatible databases and is capable of up to 10x the performance through the simple process of expanding the size of the database cluster in AWS.

    This ESG Lab Review documents the high levels of transactional performance achievable when leveraging Clustrix’s next-generation, scale-out SQL database on Amazon AWS. Based on the analysis, ESG Lab concluded that for organizations planning to leverage AWS to service their high-value, transactional database workloads where performance is of the utmost importance, ClustrixDB meets all the requirements.


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    Scalable SQL Database for AWS: High-value, High-transaction Workloads with ClustrixDB

    This ESG Lab Review documents the high levels of transactional performance achievable when leveraging Clustrix’s next-generation, scale-out SQL database on Amazon AWS. Performance was compared to two competing cloud database offerings, with a goal of showing how the ClustrixDB database architecture breaks the mold of traditional RDBMS architectures. Read the Report.

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    Benchmark Showdown: Which Relational Database is the Fastest on AWS?

    Databases are the mission-critical lifeline of most businesses. For years MySQL has been the easy choice — but the popularity of the cloud and new products like Aurora, RDS MySQL and ClustrixDB have given customers choices and options that can help them work smarter and more efficiently.

    In this webinar, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) presented their findings from a recent performance benchmark test configured for high-transaction, low-latency workloads running on AWS.

  • Database Architecture and Scaling Strategies, In the Cloud & on the Rack

    In this webinar, Robbie Mihayli, VP of Engineering at Clustrix explores how to set up a SQL RDBMS architecture that scales out and is both elastic and consistent, while simultaneously delivering fault tolerance and ACID compliance.

    He also covers how data gets distributed in this architecture, how the query processor works, how rebalancing happens and other architectural elements. Examples cited include cloud deployments and e-commerce use-cases.

  • Scaling Techniques to Increase Magento Capacity

    Get ready for peak holiday demand! Kevin Bortnick talks about scaling strategies used to overcome performance bottlenecks associated with the MySQL database used by most Magento implementations. He highlights the shortcomings of ‘read slaves’, ‘multiple masters’ and ‘sharding’ and share is his real world experiences. Kevin educates attendees about how scale-out database opens new possibilities for scaling to meet these demands either in the datacenter or cloud.

  • How ClustrixDB RDBMS Scales Writes and Reads

    Distributed Relational Database Architecture: An Overview

    Scaling out a SQL RDBMS while maintaining ACID guarantees in realtime is a very large challenge. Most scaling DBMS solutions relinquish one or many realtime transactionality requirements. ClustrixDB achieves near-linear scaling of both write and read queries with full ACID compliance, by a combination of ‘bringing the query to the data’ and automatically distributing the data across all nodes in the cluster. Read this white paper for more information including how ClustrixDB leverages a Cascades Planner, MVCC, 2 Phase Locking, and the Paxos consensus protocol.

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    How ClustrixDB Flex Works

    As your e-commerce site grows, your hosted infrastructure will need to scale to keep up with customer demand. Your website’s database is particularly vulnerable to a move – especially if it relies on a single server, as MySQL does. Moving to another server can involve considerable downtime as you dump the data off the system to be replaced and restore it to the new server with more capacity.

    ClustrixDB is a distributed SQL database that is designed to seamlessly scale horizontally – by adding cores and servers. ClustrixDB uses patented data distribution algorithms to distribute load and data across a cluster of nodes dynamically, all the while as a single logical database. A key advantage of ClustrixDB is the ability to add capacity (‘flex up’) and reduce capacity (‘flex down’) while maintaining high availability. This enables customers to tailor the amount of hosting capacity they acquire to their short-term needs, such as the period leading up to and including Black Friday.

    This document describes in more detail how Flex Up and Flex Down work on ClustrixDB.

    To learn more, read this paper: “How ClustrixDB Flex Works”

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    A Better Way To Handle Seasonal Spikes

    During periods of growth and traffic spikes at the holiday seasons, your e-commerce website needs to be able to handle the loads. Our product, ClustrixDB, allows you to temporarily add database capacity you need to get through those heavy traffic times.

    This document describes in more detail the benefits of Flexing Up and Flexing Down your database during seasonal spikes.

    To learn more, read this paper: “A Better Way to Handle Seasonal Spikes”

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    When Will My E-Commerce Site Crash

    The natural human tendency when using resources like a database is to utilize all of its capacity. This is dangerous with any database and especially in e-commerce when a sale or the holidays can drastically increase your load. If you leave less than 50% of your capacity available, a crash can follow. Most companies are going to push their capacity until they HAVE to. When you are at the upper limit, and keep pushing the database, you will crash.

    It is like playing Russian roulette.

    There is a better way! ClustrixDB is a MySQL-compatible distributed database architected to scale with high performance, reliability and resilience. Unlike other databases, ClustrixDB grows ever larger by simply adding commodity server hardware. It knows how to take advantage of increases – and decreases – in hardware by automatically rebalancing the load and managing transactions so the site doesn’t slow down or crash. For seasonal changes in demand, you can simply add the capacity you need via FLEX licensing.

    This paper will tell you more about how to gracefully scale.

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    Benchmark: Magento with ClustrixDB in the Cloud

    During peak season or fast growth, the last thing you want is to lose orders because your e-commerce site buckles under the load and can’t keep up with demand. To establish that ClustrixDB can scale Magento solutions to a scale MySQL cannot, ClustrixDB has executed benchmarks that prove industry-leading performance for Magento applications hosted on cloud infrastructure.

    This benchmark highlights that Clustrix, with it’s patented architecture that distributes work across multiple servers, scales far beyond MySQL. Because Clustrix can add power by adding systems to the database, the benchmark was focused on scale alone. Our technical objective was to push Magento application servers to levels not obtainable with a MySQL server.