The real story behind scale-up vs. scale-out databases

There is a fascinating shift happening right now in the database market from scale-up to scale-out architectures to meet performance demands. Translated, the choice is bigger more expensive boxes versus inexpensive commodity boxes clustered together using clever software. For anyone in IT who cares about database performance at scale, without breaking the bank there is a new generation of relational databases that are built to scale-out, in an affordable fashion. These machines leverage the principles of distributed computing to provide a clustered database solution on commodity hardware.

In this Gigaom webinar, our panelists will discuss this new generation of scale-out SQL databases, where they are being deployed in the real world and where they fit alongside other technologies like NoSQL and in-memory databases. We will also discuss the transition to real-time analytics and how scale-out SQL databases address real-time use cases.

Join Gigaom Research and Clustrix for “The real story on scale-up vs. scale-out databases,” a free analyst webinar on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

What Will Be Discussed

  • Why is the shift from scale-up to scale-out happening now?

  • How does scale-out SQL work; what are the benefits and challenges?

  • What use cases is scale-out SQL optimal for?

  • Where does scale-out SQL fit with NoSQL and Hadoop technology?

  • How is the transition to real-time analytics and in-memory methods impacting the database landscape?

Who Should Attend

  • IT decision-makers

  • IT infrastructure leads

  • Enterprise architects

  • DBAs