SingleStore Eyes Scalability
June 23, 2022
touted the latest updates to its offering. The new capabilities extend
its position as the industry’s leading database for unified transactions
and analytics by empowering customers to build and scale real-time
applications and analytical workloads with simplicity and efficiency.
With its pioneering technology, SingleStoreDB has been helping customers
create fast, interactive modern SaaS applications while lowering the
costs and complexity of data infrastructure.
“It has become essential for companies to reevaluate their data
strategies to better support modern SaaS applications and also remain
competitive in an era dominated by data intensity. With our new suite of
updates, we’re empowering businesses to do that, as we bring analytics
to applications, scale effectively and deliver superior real-time data
experiences — all must-haves for modern databases,” said SingleStore CEO
Key product announcements include:
Workspaces: Provides unparalleled scalability by decoupling compute
across individual applications such as operational analytics and
real-time machine learning without these workloads interfering with one
another. The workloads run on shared databases, which minimizes
unnecessary data movement, costs and complexity.
Code Engine — Powered by Wasm: Allows code to be compiled to a Wasm
module and ported to several popular runtime environments. Developers
can safely and efficiently port over external code libraries into
SingleStoreDB. Rich computations can be executed closer to the data,
rather than moving data to compute.
Flexible Parallelism: Allows customers to use all the cores on their
machines to process a single query, improving query performance
potentially 4X faster, per SingleStore estimates. This is accomplished
by maximizing CPU utilization.
Enhancements for Data Security and Access Control: New cloud
integrations for Single Sign On (SSO) and Customer-Managed Encryption
Keys (CMEK) give enterprises better control of their security posture.
SSO is now available with Okta, Ping and Azure Active Directory.
Additionally, support for new authentication mechanisms using JWT
enables database engineers to go completely passwordless.
Data API: Enables developers to easily build modern applications with
serverless or simple web browser application tiers as well as seamless
integrations with SaaS applications. The Data API provides high
performance with low administrative overhead (no installations required,
no manual admin of database connection pools), and uses HTTP to run SQL
operations against the database rather than a persistent TCP connection.
With the Data API, the application connection is dynamically
reconfigured providing resilience to network changes and failures.
dbt Adapter: This adapter enables analytics engineers to easily build,
test, document and deploy data pipelines to perform robust enrichment/
transformations using SQL. Analytics engineers can now manage real-time
data transformations through SQL views to power low-latency
applications, which isn't possible with traditional analytical databases
and data warehouses that don't provide operational and analytical
capabilities in the same engine.
“Workspaces is very exciting to us because the separation of storage and
compute makes it possible to serve even more tenants while ensuring
their workloads are isolated and don't affect each other, and allows us
to fine-tune resources and cost (via workspace size) to match their
specific requirements and SLAs,” said Mauricio Aristizabal, Principal
Data Architect, Impact.com.
“The code engine for Wasm in SingleStore is a catalyst for extracting
value from our data faster and cheaper by leveraging our enterprise code
base in real-time SQL,” said Abel Mascarenhas, IT Unit Manager,
“SingleStore is the leader in powering modern real-time applications and
analytics, and these features are a testament to our differentiation
from other players in the space,” said SingleStore’s SVP, Engineering
Shireesh Thota. “We have worked to enhance our technology to make it
enterprise- and cloud-ready with the ability to run anywhere, which is
vital for the next era of databases. With these new capabilities of
security, scale, real-time analytics, and developer productivity we are
set up to deliver a better experience to our customers.”
SingleStore will also announce these and other exciting new updates at (R)Evolution
2022, which will be hosted in San Francisco later this summer. This
event will highlight the new product updates for SingleStoreDB along
with demos, and panel discussions with customers and industry leaders
discussing the future of databases.
is super easy to implement and use. You can deploy a cluster in a matter
of clicks. The UI is very intuitive, and everything is easy to configure
even for a new user. The source configuration is very easy. The query
engine is very fast and responsive, computes huge datasets, and delivers
results in seconds. It is fast, robust, and has a good IDE. Both MySQL
and SingleStore are relational databases but when comparing performance
and stability, SingleStore is significantly better in handling large
datasets and the UI is also much better than that of MySQL,” said Syed
Muneeb Hussain, Big Data Engineering Lead, Alibaba Group.
Momentum continues to build for SingleStore, which was most recently
recognized by user review site TrustRadius as a winner of four Top Rated
Awards in Relational Databases, Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), In-Memory
Databases and Operational Analytics. The company’s headcount has jumped
to nearly 400 employees, and it is quickly expanding into Europe and