Flex Option Allows E-Commerce Sites to Pay Only for Capacity Needed for Holiday Surge
San Francisco, CA – Aug 19, 2015 – Clustrix (Clustrix.com), provider of the first scale-out relational database designed to meet the high-volume online transaction needs of e-commerce and other Web applications, today announced availability of ClustrixDB release 7.0. The company expanded the boundaries of relational database elasticity with a scale-out, shared-nothing ACID-compliant architecture that massively scales both reads and writes, and can be deployed in any cloud or data center. Now it has taken its product to the next level. With, on average, 30 percent performance improvements, an enhanced “Flex” option and new reporting to better understand workload and query times, 7.0 enables companies to easily and economically adjust database capacity to handle steep fluctuations in demand.
According to Mike Azevedo, president & CEO of Clustrix, this release comes just in time to help e-commerce site owners avoid slowdowns and downtime over the busy holiday season. “Today, when online shoppers have more consumer power than ever before, retailers must be able to focus on attracting and retaining customers. They don’t have time to worry about the database under the hood of their e-commerce platform, and the last thing they need to hear is that customers are experiencing delays. With ClustrixDB 7.0, e-commerce merchants have even more scale and a much easier and faster way to prepare for high holiday traffic and checkouts.”
Flex to handle seasonal traffic spikes, pay only for needed resources
ClustrixDB Flex allows companies to effortlessly navigate seasonal, promotional or other spikes, while sidestepping the need to pay for capacity all year long. By making it even easier to leverage ClustrixDB’s Flex option, release 7.0 allows merchants, for example, to easily scale up their ClustrixDB cluster to handle peak holiday workloads with just a few clicks, and then scale back down post-holiday, paying for capacity only as needed.
The consistency of ACID-compliant SQL, the scalability of the cloud
ClustrixDB delivers scalable performance and capacity in the data center or the cloud. While the cloud enables unprecedented resource elasticity, traditional SQL databases are limited to scaling “up” by moving the database to a larger instance, and do not support the ability to scale “out” the relational database with incremental additions of hardware resources. Only ClustrixDB gives the scale-out capabilities of a NoSQL database with the ACID and relational power of a SQL database. “Companies requiring high levels of online transaction processing need to leverage the reliability of ACID-compliant SQL, yet in doing so, they face tremendous scalability challenges without ClustrixDB,” said Azevedo. “ClustrixDB brings the consistency of SQL, yet the ability to scale to the exponentially increasing data demands that companies are experiencing today.”
ClustrixDB addresses this need with the first SQL solution that is built for the cloud, and scales both reads and writes. ClustrixDB is the only scale-out SQL database that can be deployed in any cloud, including: Rackspace, Microsoft Azure, ZeroLag and AWS.