SOURCE: Clustrix


August 22, 2012 12:18 ET Implements Clustrix's Scale-Out Database to Enhance Customer Experience

India's Leading Online Travel Agency Targets Ambitious Growth Goals and Charts Extensive Cost Savings

SAN JOSE, CA and GURGAON, INDIA--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2012) - Today at NoSQL Now! conference (Booth #124), (, India's leading Online Travel Agency (OTA) announced it has implemented Clustrix ( to migrate its existing database platform to increase scale in their existing SQL database for Big Data applications and meet increased demands during peak travel seasons. Founded in 2000 by Deep Kalra, MakeMyTrip (MMYT) was the pioneering travel portal in India that revolutionized the way travel products were bought. It has since grown to become India's leading travel portal, charting year-to-year constant currency net revenue growth rate of 51% in fiscal year 2012.

Elaborating on this decision, Sanket Atal, Chief Technology Officer, MakeMyTrip said, "MakeMyTrip is committed to focus on technology and innovation to enable superior service delivery. We believe Clustrix's blazingly fast and powerful database will enhance our ability to innovate and continuously improve our customers' experience. This migration enables us to comprehensively address the challenges of running a seasonal business in a 24x7 world and allows our developers to focus on the innovations that set our travel portal apart."

Added Sergei Tsarev, Clustrix's CTO, "Changing the database was paramount for MakeMyTrip to maintain its competitive advantage in the travel market. Clustrix became the perfect choice to provide the power and flexibility needed to accommodate its rapid growth and new product lines."

Key Clustrix benefits include:

  • Simple installation and implementation that doesn't require new DBA skills
  • Expert 24x7 customer support to optimize database performance
  • Self-healing fault tolerance that assures no single point of failure
  • Horizontal scalability to increase capacity by simply adding nodes
  • Online schema changes that enable rapid and ongoing application innovation
  • Sustained application performance as the customer base, transaction volume, and database size grows

Note to Editors: For a demo of Clustrix, please visit booth 124 at the NoSQL Now! Conference.

About MakeMyTrip Limited and
MakeMyTrip Limited is the parent company of MakeMyTrip (India) Private Limited, India's largest online travel company, Inc., Luxury Tours & Travel Pte Ltd, Singapore (LTT) and Luxury Tours (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. The Company's services and products include air tickets, customized holiday packages, hotel bookings, railway tickets, bus tickets, car hire and facilitating access to travel insurance.

Through its primary website,, and other technology-enhanced platforms, the company provides access to all major domestic full-service and low-cost airlines operating in India, all major airlines operating to and from India, over 8900 hotels in India and a wide selection of hotels outside India, Indian Railways and several major Indian bus operators.

About Clustrix
Clustrix is the scale-out SQL database for Big Data applications. Clustrix provides a radically simple SQL database that enables applications to scale to unlimited users, transactions and data, while eliminating database sharding and automating fault tolerance. More than 125 Clustrix nodes are in production in web applications around the globe, with more than 500 billion transactions per month running through Clustrix databases worldwide. Customers include Symantec, AOL, MakeMyTrip, Photobox, and Massive Media.

Clustrix has its headquarters in San Francisco, with branch offices in Seattle and London. It was founded and is led by executives from companies such as Isilon, AOL, HP, Mercury Interactive and VERITAS, and is backed by Sequoia Capital, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) and ATA Ventures. To learn more about Clustrix, visit, or

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