NuoDB 2.6 Released
January 17, 2017
2.6 enables customers to elastically scale out their modern cloud
applications as part of their digital transformation efforts. With
formal support for active-active database deployments across Amazon Web
Services (AWS) Availability Zones, NuoDB 2.6 enables organizations to
maximize their AWS investments including better availability,
utilization, performance, and resiliency.
NuoDB 2.6 also introduces table partitions and storage groups to
efficiently improve performance, helping organizations improve customer
satisfaction, reduce total cost of ownership, and provide a foundation
for future growth. In addition, organizations migrating off of
traditional relational databases can capitalize on NuoDB 2.6's extensive
SQL compatibility to reduce the complexity, cost, effort, and time
typically required from database migration.
NuoDB 2.6 natively supports active-active deployment across AWS
availability zones, making it easy and cost-effective for customers to
eliminate downtime from outages while seamlessly serving higher volumes
Specifically, NuoDB 2.6:
•Does not require additional software (unlike other active-active
•Supports both read and write access from multiple hosts
•Maintains ACID compliance
Customers can therefore maximize availability and performance of their
applications while also optimizing AWS infrastructure utilization and
guarding against process, server, and data center failures.
"The medical companies and hospitals that use our cloud application need
it to be always available and extremely responsive," said Toan Truong,
Lead Systems Engineer, at Movemedical. "Unlike our previous database,
adding more capacity in NuoDB -- whether it's within a single instance
or across our globally distributed data centers -- is extremely fast and
simple. Using NuoDB has enabled us to maintain our SQL interface and
preserve ACID compliance, while achieving the elastic scale and
continuous availability we need."
Table Partitioning and Distributed Storage Allow Greater Scale and
Table partitioning in NuoDB 2.6 enables organizations to optimize query
performance through partition pruning and parallelization and supports
data management use cases such as data aging and fast data loading.
NuoDB Storage Groups, also available with this release, enables
customers to scale out the storage layer while maintaining a single,
unified database view. This yields better performance through both
higher throughput and data locality -- placing data closer to the user
The combination of the two new features allows applications to achieve
better performance while lowering total cost of ownership. Customers can
now efficiently perform actions such as data archiving and aging, and
support data processing on lower cost hardware for specifically assigned
Improved SQL Compatibility Lowers Cost of Database Migration
As the demand to migrate SQL applications to the cloud continues to
increase, NuoDB 2.6 ensures developers can use existing SQL code, tools,
and skills to streamline modernization efforts. Unlike other offerings,
NuoDB does not abandon ACID guarantees or require a re-write of SQL
applications to take advantage of cloud scale-out benefits.
NuoDB 2.6 adds to features delivered in NuoDB 2.5 to make it easier for
organizations to migrate applications built on traditional databases
such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL to NuoDB's elastic SQL
database. By continuing to make it easier for customers to port
applications from traditional databases to NuoDB, developers can deliver
new and expanded software-as-a-service products faster.
more and more applications move heavily into cloud and hybrid cloud
deployments, the market is clearly demanding cloud databases that can
scale," said Jason Stamper, analyst at 451 Research. "However, most of
them provide only 'SQL-like' capabilities. NuoDB's support of ANSI-SQL
standards and ACID compliance can be valuable, especially for
organizations seeking on-demand scale across multiple data centers."
"The demand for cloud applications has never been higher as
organizations rapidly modernize their infrastructure to keep pace with
customer requirements. Traditional databases simply can't handle the
real-time data access and highly dynamic operational workloads that
modern applications need. By their very nature, cloud applications need
more scale, more elasticity, and more guarantees of performance and
availability," said Ariff Kassam, vice president of products at NuoDB.
"With this latest release we not only address the immediate need for an
elastic SQL database that can support and streamline application
efforts, but we also provide a modern foundation for organizations
transforming their infrastructure to support their business goals and
competitive advantage as they move into the future."