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  • NuoDB’s Patent-Pending Database Hibernation & Bursting Capabilities Reduce Database Server Costs by 90%

    CAMBRIDGE, MA–(Marketwired – Apr 17, 2013) – NuoDB, Inc., the pioneer in cloud databases , announced today the availability of a demonstration documenting the breakthrough performance of their NuoDB Starlings release on the high density, energy efficient HP Moonshot system. In addition, the company announced the filing of patents for two related features.

    The combination of NuoDB Starlings

  • I have written a NuoDB database driver for the PHP Programming language. The database driver conforms to the PHP Data Objects (PDO) extension API . In this article, I’ll show you how to install, configure, and use the NuoDB PHP PDO Driver.

    The instructions below are for Windows, but other NuoDB platforms are installed and configured in a similar way.

    Pre-requisite 1
  • Over the past few weeks we have been doing a lot of testing on the HP Moonshot system . With some help from the

  • “Orbit? Oh, elliptical, of course: for a while it would huddle against us and then it would take flight for a while. The tides, when the Moon swung closer, rose so high nobody could hold them back. There were nights when the Moon was full and very, very low, and the tide was so high that the Moon missed a ducking in the sea by a hair’s-breadth”

    Italo Calvino , “ The Distance of the Moon

    A few months ago HP came to us

  • To really understand the value from HP Project Moonshot you need to think beyond the list price of one system and focus instead on the Total Cost of Ownership . Figuring out the TCO for a server running arbitrary software is often a hard (and thankless?) task, so one of the things we’ve tried to do is not just demonstrate great

  • Yesterday HP announced their new Project Moonshot . We’ve been testing on a fully-loaded system and now we finally get to talk about the experience. Bottom line: it’s a pretty cool, new way of thinking about datacenters.

    You’ll see a series of related articles on our blog this week. Some focus directly on our experience using a Moonshot System, what we tested and what numbers we saw.

  • We’re talking about a few new ideas this week here on the NuoDB techblog. We hope you’re enjoying it!

    One of those is a new kind of benchmark that we’re working on. Traditionally benchmarks tend to focus on numbers like Transactions Per Second: metrics that measure the speed or size of a database. These are definitely important, and later this spring we’ll be publishing more numbers in this vein.

    Today, however, we want to talk about a new kind of benchmark that we think is also important. These are benchmarks that try to measure something about real

  • This week we’re talking for the first time about a lot of cool things we’ve had in the pipe-line for a while. These are less about the nature of what’s inside a single database and more about the future direction of the product from a management and automation point of view.

    We’ve always believed that being “cloud-scale” means many things. It’s about scaling out databases by adding resources on-demand. It’s also about being agile, supporting the unexpected spikes that happen in the real-world and taking advantage of those on-demand

  • One thing I often get asked to describe is the development process of NuoDB’s Cloud Database . That usually comes in the form of a question as to whether we use agile methodologies, waterfall or something else.

    Our overall guiding principle to software development is simply this: “Keep It Working” . Everything we do is about

  • We at NuoDB were recently given the opportunity to kick the tires on the Google Compute Engine by our friends over at Google. You can watch the entire Google Developer Live Session by clicking here . In order to access the capabilities of GCE we decided to run the same YCSB based benchmark we ran at our