BILLERICA, Mass., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB, Inc., announced today the general availability of the VoltDB open source relational database management system (RDBMS) version 1.3. VoltDB is a distributed, in-memory database specifically designed for modern software applications that are pushed beyond their limits by high volume data sources. This new generation of data sources – real-time feeds, machine-generated data, micro-transactions, high performance content serving – requires database throughput and real-time analytics that can reach millions of operations per second. VoltDB version 1.3 adds new developer capabilities; it includes significant enhancements for database interoperability; and it provides a major upgrade to the VoltDB Enterprise Manager for cluster provisioning, management and monitoring.
"VoltDB gives us a highly scalable database foundation that can handle our most demanding throughput requirements," said Dave Morehouse, VP of Engineering at SevenVentures. "While many database systems are capable of scaling reads, we found VoltDB uniquely capable of scaling reads and writes of large active datasets, while maintaining a relational model and SQL semantics. We're very excited to see the enhancements in VoltDB 1.3, particularly in areas that improve the product's manageability. The new VoltDB Enterprise Manager is amazing!"
The VoltDB database is ideal for developers of digital ad serving, gaming, financial trading, telecommunications and other applications requiring high throughput database operations. These systems place tremendous demands on database scalability while requiring 100% data accuracy and real-time analytics. VoltDB 1.3 enhancements include:
Developer capabilities. Version 1.3 introduces a number of important features for developers. VoltDB can now be natively accessed from .NET applications and services with the new .NET client connector. The .NET client connector is fast and lightweight, and offers instant accessibility to VoltDB via Microsoft Visual Studio. The second developer feature in VoltDB 1.3 is query plan visualization and hinting, providing developers with the ability to influence join ordering and execution. Finally, VoltDB 1.3 now offers a library of APIs to programmatically control database deployment, administration and management.
Database interoperability. Version 1.3 includes significant enhancements to VoltDB's Export infrastructure, which allows VoltDB to easily integrate with data warehouses, operational databases and other downstream data stores. New performance and availability improvements include the ability to write export overflow data to disk based storage, automatic detection and persistence across database node failures, and optimizations to improve throughput and stability.
Redesigned management consoles and new RESTful API. The VoltDB Enterprise Manager (VEM) has been completely redesigned to make managing VoltDB clusters easier and more powerful. VEM 1.3 now includes the ability to define, deploy and manage multiple VoltDB databases from a single console instance. VEM 1.3 also provides numerous new charts and reports that display database statistics such as latency, transaction throughput and CPU/memory utilization.
The foundation of VEM 1.3 is a comprehensive library of Web services, collectively referred to as the VEM RESTful API, which allow programmatic control over all of the functionality exposed through the VEM visual user interface. The VEM and VEM RESTful API are available in the VoltDB Enterprise Edition version 1.3.
"Our growing base of customers and community users relies on VoltDB to manage their highest-throughput data workloads," said VoltDB president Scott Jarr. "It's both exciting and gratifying to see organizations using VoltDB to manage hundreds of thousands of operations per second while providing real-time views into their fast-changing data. VoltDB 1.3 adds core capabilities to help users build and manage an expanded range of VoltDB applications, and it significantly improves the interoperability between VoltDB and other data management technologies."
About VoltDB, Inc.
Founded in 2009 by RDBMS pioneer Mike Stonebraker, VoltDB delivers a breakthrough, in-memory RDBMS solution that combines ultra-high throughput, database transaction integrity and real-time analytics. VoltDB is specifically designed for modern software applications that are pushed beyond their limits by high volume data sources. This new generation of data sources – real-time feeds, machine-generation data, micro-transactions, high performance content serving – requires database throughput and real-time analytics that can reach millions of operations per second. Visit www.voltdb.com for more information.