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Clustrix: Resilient, Scalable, ACID-Compliant MySQL Replacement Database

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Clustrix has carved out a solid niche in the crowded and noisy cloud-centric database market with a MySQL replacement database offering. It operates in any cloud environment or on-premises, while being both ACID-compliant, scalable, and high performance.

Clustrix also offers ‘nResiliency,’ the ability for multiple nodes to fail without impacting performance or causing data loss.

Every participant in the high-performance database market faces tradeoffs, as the CAP Theorem requires that any database can offer at most two of immediate consistency, high availability, or partition tolerance.

In Clustrix’s case, its patented hands-free sharding technology distributes data across a local cluster, and thus the platform doesn’t offer the partition tolerance of eventually consistent databases like Apache Cassandra.

In return, Clustrix delivers a drop-in replacement for MySQL suitable for high-value, high-transaction workloads like those in ecommerce, social media, online gaming, and ad tech – the industries where Clustrix has gained the most traction.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).