Understanding Today's Database Landscape

 

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EVOLVINg REQUIREMENTS

Modern applications need a modern database.

But while there’s no shortage of database options available, it’s surprisingly hard to find one that delivers all the capabilities you need to propel your business forward.

Let’s take a look at the compromises you need to make with other databases:

Why Not…

 

Because…

Traditional relational database management systems (RDBMS)?
 

(e.g. Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2)

You want the ability to scale when you need to - and not before.

Pros:

  • Familiar SQL interfaces

  • Critical ACID compliance

Cons:

  • Scale-up architecture requires over-provisioning, replication, and sharding the database for peak and eventual volumes

  • Still fails to meet burgeoning demand

 

NoSQL databases?

(e.g. MongoDB, Cassandra / DataStax, MarkLogic, Couchbase etc.)

Data management should belong in the database - not your applications.

Pros:

  • Simplified scaling

  • Continuous availability

Cons:

  • Need to code data management into your application layer

  • Sacrifice consistency, durability, and the familiarity of SQL

NewSQL databases?

(e.g. VoltDB, Clustrix, MemSQL, etc.)

Your database needs reliability and performance too - not just scalability.

Pros:

  • Delivers scale-out while retaining SQL and ACID

Cons:

  • Demands other compromises such as language support or transaction and workload handling capabilities

  • Often highly optimized for a very narrow set of use cases

 

Cloud databases?


(e.g. cloud databases/DBaaS such as Amazon Aurora, Google Cloud SQL, Microsoft Azure SQL)

The cloud is supposed to deliver agility and flexibility - not vendor lock in.

Pros:

  • Often better scale than on-premises RDBMS

  • Pay-as-you-go pricing

Cons:

  • Anchors your application to a single cloud service provider, limiting future flexibility

  • Typically built on a MySQL or SQL Server core, on-demand scaling is still a challenge

 

Why NuoDB?

 

Because you don’t need to compromise anymore.


It’s time to stop sacrificing one functionality for another.
 

With NuoDB, you get:

  • On-demand scale out you can’t achieve with traditional databases

  • SQL data management in the database layer unlike NoSQL

  • Reliability and performance along with elasticity unlike NewSQL

  • Flexibility for hybrid, multiple, or flexible cloud deployment without lock-in unlike cloud databases

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FINANCIAL IMPACT OF
DATABASE SELECTION


Choosing the right database isn’t just about getting the right capabilities - your business success can depend on it.

Continuous Availability

Customer satisfaction

Increase by improving application performance and eliminating both planned and unplanned outages

Continuous Availability

Time To Market

Reduce by reusing existing application code and keeping data management logic where it belongs - in the database

Continuous Availability

Business agility

Enable with a database built for modern infrastructures that can adapt to new application requirements - whether that’s hybrid cloud, more capacity, or something unforeseen

Lower Total Cost of Ownership compared to:
 

Traditional RDBMS by reducing costs associated with license fees, pre-provisioning, and expensive hardware

​NoSQL by simplifying application code and capitalizing on widely available and existing assets and expertise

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AN INDEPENDENT VOICE

Enough about what we think. Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems evaluates 21 vendors - from traditional relational behemoths to trendy NoSQL systems to upstart NewSQL vendors.

Take a look at this independent analysis and find out why NuoDB was one of only three vendors ranked in the top five databases for all four use cases.

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WHO WE AREN’T

While we think we’re a great choice, we aren’t the best fit for everyone.

If you’re looking to handle:

  • Big Data analysis
  • Data warehousing-style analytics
  • Document stores
  • Internet of Things
  • Streaming data

…that’s not our sweet spot.

WHO WE ARE

If you’re looking for a database you can trust, NuoDB is here for you.

NUODB is the database that’s:

  • Built for a modern data center
  • Designed for valuable data and systems of record
  • Focused primarily on processing operational transactions
  • Capable of real-time insights
  • Minimizing costs associated with scale and availability
  • Flexible to meet changing demands of your business

…So if those things are important to you, then let’s talk.

Ready to Learn More?

Contact us, and we’ll give you our honest opinion of whether we’re the right fit for your environment.
 

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