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Product News : Citus Data Adds Fast Data to Big Data on PostgreSQL
on 2014/12/9 9:54:51 (479 reads)
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Citus Data, creators of the horizontally scalable PostgreSQL database CitusDB, today announced that one of the most popular databases in the world, PostgreSQL, is able to deliver simple, elastic scale for operational workloads across large datasets. The company is releasing an open-source transparent-sharding extension "pg_shard," which can be used with both standard PostgreSQL as well as with CitusDB. This drives elastic scale on PostgreSQL for more workloads than ever before. The CitusDB database already enables massive parallelism for analytic workloads; pg_shard extends that scalability to low-latency writes and short-requests.

"PostgreSQL continues to grow as one of the most popular databases in the world. It is the preferred relational database in many organizations and therefore, while its strategic importance and popularity grows, so must its ability to tackle ever larger datasets," said Umur Cubukcu, CEO and cofounder of Citus Data. "With pg_shard and CitusDB, Citus Data is making PostgreSQL scale horizontally in a simple way, while keeping the benefits of a mature, open ecosystem and taking its relational advantages to the next level."

With the world of data ever growing, organizations are swiftly realizing that the key to competitive advantage is harnessing and leveraging the value of diverse data types. Organizations that use a horizontally scalable PostgreSQL infrastructure benefit from the key advantages of a modern data architecture, including:
* Working with multi-structured data, including native, first-class support for JSON;
* Massively parallel, high performance analytics using SQL;
* Real-time data ingestion;
* High availability through built-in replication;
* Elastic scalability on cost-effective, standard hardware;
* Mature and function-rich software, with familiar tooling and relational semantics; and
* Open, extensible ecosystem.

Having an elastically scalable, open RDBMS that runs on commodity machines makes a great complement to any commodity scale-out infrastructure, whether it is in a public, private or a hybrid cloud. CitusDB and the new open-source transparent sharding extension, pg_shard, allows users to tackle heavy mixed analytic and short-request workloads using PostgreSQL without breaking the bank, and without sacrificing relational power. The pg_shard extension to PostgreSQL is easy to use; in particular, it requires no changes to the application layer, no middleware for users to manage, and no additional training.

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