Sakura Internet Selects VoltDB Database to Support Real-time Network Monitoring Applications

Jan 04, 2012, 10:00 ET from VoltDB

BILLERICA, Mass., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB (, the leading provider of ultra-high throughput relational database systems (RDBMSs), today announced that it has been selected by Sakura Internet ( as the database foundation for the company's real-time Internet traffic monitoring and analysis platform, which detects and mitigates large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

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Sakura Internet is an enterprise-class internet service provider, delivering a range of solutions to Japanese markets.  Sakura provides website and email hosting, virtual private networks, elastic cloud services (IAAS) and complete data center hosting solutions.  Sakura's data centers offer a comprehensive suite of location-based hardware, software and communications services, leveraging Sakura's advanced technology platform and redundant infrastructure.

To provide end user and business customers with safe, reliable internet services, Sakura needs a real-time database capable of ingesting massive IP traffic flow data streams from its backbone communications infrastructure.  Write throughput and scaling are critical to handling traffic spikes and bringing new customers on board.  Equally important is the ability to perform low-latency read operations that drive Sakura's system monitoring consoles and altering processes.

"We needed to implement a real-time traffic monitoring system that would detect and mitigate large scale DDoS traffic," said Tamihiro Yuzawa, Systems Engineer at Sakura Internet.  "Our system needs to be capable of sifting through massive amounts of traffic flow data in real-time.  VoltDB was our choice from the beginning because it's a super-fast datastore that supports SQL.  Using VoltDB, we were able to implement a scalable monitoring application at a fraction of the cost of expensive commercial appliances.  I think VoltDB can be used in many other real-time networking applications."

"Sakura Internet is leveraging advanced technologies to deliver world-class services to its customers," said VoltDB CEO Scott Jarr.  "Sakura's security infrastructure requires a datastore that can scale massively and on demand, without sacrificing data accuracy.  VoltDB was designed specifically for innovators like Sakura by providing ultra-high transaction throughput in a compact, economical database solution.  We're pleased that Sakura has selected VoltDB, and look forward to delivering future innovations to support the Company's network services applications."

About VoltDB
Designed by DBMS pioneer Mike Stonebraker for organizations that have reached the price/performance limitations of general purpose SQL databases, VoltDB combines the proven power of relational processing with blazing speed, linear scalability and uncompromising fault tolerance.  VoltDB is the ideal database solution for high velocity database applications that require 100% accuracy and real-time analytics.

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