ClustrixDB Scales High-Traffic MySQL Apps in Production on Public/Private Cloud Web Servers
MariaDB was launched in 2009 by the original founders of MySQL after Oracle legally acquired formal ownership of the popular open source database platform. This week, MariaDB announced the acquisition of Clustrix, a twelve year old start-up company that develops a drop-in replacement for MySQL databases designed for better performance at scale in demanding high-traffic cloud environments. The ClustrixDB is already used by enterprise data centers in support of over 100,000 transactions per second for eCommerce. Programmers from the company will be integrating the code & features from the ClustrixDB framework into new releases of MariaDB. Enterprise data centers operating websites for the world's largest brands already doubt the reliability of MySQL in production for their website & mobile app transaction requirements at max scale. With Clustrix, MariaDB will also be able to offer better support for MySQL apps in containers on public cloud hosts with faster performance speeds. ClustrixDB includes the ability for users to choose either to shard databases into synched versions across multiple web servers for "big data" applications or to scale tables horizontally without sharding. ACID compliance allows MariaDB to challenge the performance speeds of Hadoop, Redis, & NoSQL solutions for "big data" requirements with the advantages of drop-in MySQL compatibility for code. Although financial details of the MariaDB-Clustrix deal were not disclosed, TechCrunch reports that Clustrix previously received $72 million in VC funding compared to around $100 million for MariaDB. ServiceNow will be partnering with MariaDB on the financial terms of agreement. MariaDB is gaining huge traction over MySQL in professional CMS development.