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NuoDB Announces Hybrid Transaction And Analytical Processing Capabilities In New Swifts Release 2.1

New release will offer businesses real time insight into billions of mobile and other operational transactions

Cambridge, Massachusetts and Santa Clara, California, USA – November 4, 2014 – NuoDB, the leader in webscale distributed database technology, today announced the general availability of NuoDB Swifts Release 2.1 at the Cloud Expo West event, Booth 615, Santa Clara Convention Center. Among numerous features contained in the release, NuoDB announced new, low-latency Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing (HTAP) capabilities.

Business leaders have for many years been seeking for better ways to get insights into their transactional data. In order to make their business operations more agile and intelligent they increasingly require a HTAP system that allows them to monitor and optimize their business processes in real-time. The new NuoDB release provides a foundation for companies to easily build high-performance, low-latency applications capable of capturing these analytic insights.

HTAP in NuoDB Swifts Release

HTAP is a term coined by the leading technology research firm, to describe the ability of a single database capable of performing both online transaction processing and real-time operational intelligence processing.

Traditional databases were not designed to efficiently handle hybrid transaction and analytical workloads. As a result, transactional data has to be copied into a separate database for analytics using various data integration tools and techniques. This approach is time-consuming, complex, and expensive, and often doesn’t meet the real-time or quasi real-time reporting and analytics requirements of the organization.

In contrast, NuoDB Swifts Release 2.1 is based on a distributed architecture, which makes it possible to dedicate specific transactional elements of the database to carry out specific functions. For instance, a single database can be scaled out across smaller machine hosts for typical operational access patterns. One or more hosts can be dedicated to running analytical queries. The application is still viewing a single, logical database that is always consistent across all the hosts but with appropriate resources dedicated to specific tasks.

More new features in Swifts

The new Swifts release provides many product quality improvements as well as a number of other significant enhancements, including:

An Advanced Automation Console

  • UI improvements to the browser-based management tools
  • Improved detection & enforcement of Automation Template SLAs
  • Enhanced Automation Template parameterization capabilities 
  • New REST API and command line capabilities for creating, managing, and monitoring domains and databases and administering all aspects of system operation. 
  • New REST API for metrics and alerts via optional system database or via JMX

Performance and Scalability improvements

  • Improvements and extensions to SQL indexing
  • Introduction of a cost-based SQL optimizer
  • Parallelized database migration tool
  • Affinity-based load balancer

Additional integration with commonly used tools including:

  • JMX 
  • New Relic
  • Zabbix
  • Drupal
  • REST interface
  • Pentaho
  • Jaspersoft

NuoDB Swifts Release 2.1 features a free Community Edition as well as a free trial version of its Enterprise Edition. To download the software or request a trial, please visit

Supporting quotes

Artur Denysenko, Founder, GadgetKeeper, a NuoDB customer

"At GadgetKeeper, an Internet Of Things Platform, we strongly depend on scalable and reliable solutions. We were specifically looking for a database that could not only scale but also provide all the best properties of SQL and ACID. NuoDB has delivered for us.”

Matt Aslett, Research Director, 451 Research

"We are seeing growing interest in databases that combine transactional and analytics capabilities to deliver operational intelligence. With its latest release NuoDB once again demonstrates that it is at the forefront of innovation being delivered with NewSQL relational databases."

Dr. Barry Devlin, Founder, 9sight Consulting, a founder of the data warehousing industry

"The HTAP features inherent in the NuoDB architecture and emphasized in their latest product release have the potential to radically improve and enhance operational BI and analytics.”

Barry Morris, CEO and Co-Founder, NuoDB, Inc.

“The Swifts Release is a big step forward in harnessing NuoDB’s innovative architecture to do what businesses need but are unable to find in other databases.”

About NuoDB

NuoDB was launched in 2010 by industry-renowned database architect Jim Starkey and accomplished software CEO Barry Morris to deliver a webscale distributed database management system that is specifically designed for the cloud and the modern datacenter. Used by thousands of developers worldwide, NuoDB’s customers include automotive after-market giant AutoZone, Europe’s second largest ISV Dassault Systèmes, Zombie Studios and many other innovative organizations. NuoDB is cited for the second consecutive year on the industry’s leading operational database management systems analysis. NuoDB is based in Cambridge, MA. For further information visit: