Sharding! Just Say No!

NuoDB and 451 Research Announce Webinar To Discuss Application Development In The Post-Sharding Era of Cloud Databases

Cambridge, MA – March 21, 2013 – NuoDB, Inc., the pioneer in cloud database  and Cloud Data Management System (CDMS), announced a live webinar entitled “The New Path To Application Performance: No Sharding” on why typical enterprise strategies for scaling databases fail to meet modern distributed processing requirements.

The one-hour webcast features Matt Aslett, author of the definitive ‘Database Landscape Map’ from 451 Research, and NuoDB Product Evangelist, sharding survivor and no sharding enthusiast, Wiqar Chaudry. The two speakers offer combined experience of over 25 years in disciplines that include: databases, application development and cloud computing at leading companies such as Alliance Data, Pfizer, ComputerWire, Computer Business Review, and others.

During this webcast developers and architects will get answers to:

  • Why traditional databases create the need for sharding;
  • Why Facebook uses sharding;
  • What are the limitations of sharding;
  • How sharding creates a single point of failure and introduces more complexity for database failover and backups;
  • How to elastically scale-out with a single logical database;
  • Reasons why NuoDB completely eliminates the need for sharding.

“I’ll be explaining the various strategies used by enterprises to attempt to achieve scalability of relational databases, why these fail to meet modern distributed processing requirements, and why companies are increasingly open to looking at alternatives to the traditional relational database,” stated Aslett.

“At NuoDB we are often asked about the differences between a CDMS, a 1980s RDBMS and a simple non-SQL store. We’ve created this webinar series featuring independent analysts and industry leaders to address these questions in the marketplace,” stated Barry Morris, Co-Founder and CEO of NuoDB. “Matt and Wiqar will offer up insights and technical tips specifically on avoiding database acrobatics to achieve elastic scalability.”

The webinar will be presented live at:
March 26, 2013
10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM UTC

Admission is free however registration is required.

About NuoDB:
NuoDB, Inc., is a Cambridge, MA-based technology innovator that provides the industry’s only patented, elastically scalable Cloud Data Management System (CDMS). Unlike every other database, NuoDB is architected to scale out effortlessly on the cloud without compromising any of the features or guarantees of relational databases.

Current customers include AutoZone, NorthPoint Solutions and ComplianceMetrix.

NuoDB was launched in 2010 by industry-renowned database architect Jim Starkey and accomplished software CEO Barry Morris.  To learn more, click Explore’.

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