Spider.io Selects VoltDB for High Database Throughput and Real-time Analytics

Jun 28, 2011, 08:00 ET from VoltDB

BILLERICA, Mass., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB, a leading provider of high-throughput relational database systems (RDBMSs), today announced that it has been selected by spider.io as a technology cornerstone for the Company's advanced web analytics platform.  Spider.io is using VoltDB to analyse high levels of web traffic and, in real time, to distinguish automated visitors from legitimate human visitors. Spider.io is used by website owners to prevent content theft and to audit PPC bills. Spider.io is also used by display advertisers to ensure that their display ads are legitimately viewed by people.

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To support its patent-pending platform, Spider.io needs a database infrastructure that can ingest and manage massive amounts of website traffic data.  Write throughput and scaling are critical to bringing new users on board, and handling unpredictable traffic patterns.  Equally important is the ability to handle high performance read operations that drive a variety of real-time analysis and reporting operations.

"After trying several traditional SQL and new NoSQL alternatives, we were struggling to find a solution that would cope with extremely high transaction throughput while allowing a range of complex queries," said Simon Overell, a Founding Architect at Spider.io. "VoltDB gives us both the advantages of a relational database and the speed and linear scalability of NoSQL solutions.  In addition, the live replacement of nodes makes it ideal for 'always up' applications."

"Spider.io is quickly gaining recognition as a leader in advanced, real-time website analytics," said VoltDB CEO Scott Jarr.  "VoltDB uniquely gives developers the ability to ingest, manage and enrich high velocity data to support a wide variety of application requirements.  We're very pleased that Spider.io has selected VoltDB, and look forward to supporting future breakthroughs in the Company's real-time website analytics platform."

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.