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FoundationDB

December 10, 2014 09:00 ET

FoundationDB Extends Performance and Scalability With Version 3.0

Leading Edge Architecture of Transactional Multi-Model Database Boosts Performance With More Than 14M Random Writes per Second

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwired - December 10, 2014) - FoundationDB®, the company behind next generation database software that uniquely combines scalability and consistency, today announced version 3.0 of its flagship product, the FoundationDB Key-Value Store. Version 3.0 offers enhanced performance and monitoring capabilities while maintaining transactional integrity, scalability and fault tolerance for operational workloads in the cloud or on premise.

With leading customers like Bede Gaming and Customer.io, FoundationDB has grown as the de-facto choice for those seeking a scalable, ACID compliant transactional database. According to 451 Research skills analysis, FoundationDB was one of the top two fastest growing databases in the last 12 months. 3.0 benefits all users by increasing performance and features across the board, while dramatically increasing scalability, making it applicable for even the biggest, fastest database workloads.

Key Features of Version 3.0:

  • Unparalleled performance -- Version 3.0 of the Key Value Store sets a new bar in transactional workload performance. It is the fastest, most scalable, transactional database in the cloud with a 32-machine cluster running on Amazon EC2 sustaining more than 14,000,000 random writes per second.
  • All layers benefit -- With FoundationDB's "layered" architecture, the benefits of 3.0's performance and scalability gains translate seamlessly to all layers. This means that SQL, Graph, and even customer's custom layers all get faster, more scalable, and lower latency without any code changes.
  • Enhanced centralized monitoring -- 3.0 introduces enhanced centralized database monitoring. These improved tools make it easy for operations teams to manage and run databases in the real world. Rather than just monitoring each machine in the cluster, FoundationDB is able to diagnose dozens of potential hardware bottlenecks centrally and easily integrate that high-level information with existing monitoring infrastructures.
  • IoT market expansion -- 3.0 expands FoundationDB's market opportunity to support a new realm of applications for the rising Internet of Things market. IoT applications are often write-intensive, gathering dozens or hundreds of data points per minute from millions of devices. Version 3.0 makes the power of a multi-model, ACID transactional database available to a new set of connected-device applications that are generating data at previously unheard of speed.

Supporting Quotes:

"It wasn't too long ago that the Netflix engineering team made waves by showing Cassandra running more than 1M random writes per second in the cloud," said Dave Rosenthal, CEO of FoundationDB. "We recently ran more than 14M random writes per second on a 32-machine cluster in EC2 using Key Value Store 3.0. When we started FoundationDB, many experts thought it was impossible to build a distributed database with ACID transactions, but after years of work we proved that it could be done. Then, they said that it would never scale. Today, version 3.0 has eliminated single-machine bottlenecks and delivers a scalable, transactional database at industry-leading performance levels that the competition can't even achieve without transactional guarantees. This unmatched combination of capabilities opens up vast new possibilities for companies dealing with massive OLTP workloads like we see in the IoT space."

"While ease of development and flexibility has driven NoSQL adoption to date, we expect the next phase will see executives looking for performance and scalability, as well as multi-model support," said Matt Aslett, research director for data platforms and analytics at 451 Research. "Version 3.0 of FoundationDB's key value store delivers some key features that make it better positioned for the next wave of NoSQL adoption and 'The Internet of Things,' which will drive new levels of data ingestion and processing requirements. We anticipate that a new breed of databases will emerge to deal with the influx of data brought on by the growing number of connected devices."

"As is more apparent by the day, one of the major challenges inherent in the Internet of Things is the overwhelming volume of data this sprawling network of devices and machines generates," said Stephen O'Grady, principal analyst with RedMonk. "The size and speed of this data puts a premium on the ability to scale transactions. This is the problem space that FoundationDB is targeting with its 3.0 release."

FoundationDB Key Value Store version 3.0 is free to download today. Enterprise licensing and support starts at $99 per process per month including premium support and the ability to run larger clusters. FoundationDB can be deployed on a single machine, on a cluster in a private datacenter, or in the cloud.

FoundationDB supports Linux®, Mac® OS X®, and Microsoft® Windows® and includes APIs for C, Python, Ruby, Node.js, Go, PHP, .NET and Java®.

Additional Resources:

  • Download FoundationDB Key-Value Store version 3.0 for free
  • Read today's blog on enhanced performance of 3.0
  • RSVP for the FoundationDB D.C. meetup on 12/10
  • Follow @FoundationDB on Twitter or Like us on Facebook

About FoundationDB
Headquartered in Vienna, VA with additional staff in its Boston and San Francisco offices, FoundationDB was started in 2009 to address the lack of transactional NoSQL database systems. The founding team draws on its experience at Visual Sciences (NASDAQ: VSCN) (now part of Adobe) in building breakthrough data processing technologies. Further details about the company and its technology are available at www.foundationdb.com.

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