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MassTLC: ReDev 2017

Hear from NuoDB 's Christina Wong, Director of Product Marketing & Partnerships, on NuoDB's product at MassTLC's ReDev!

Video transcript: 

My name is Christina Wong. I'm the Director of Product Marketing & Partnerships at NuoDB.

We are a member of Mass TLC and we are highly involved in the tech community.

NuoDB has been designed to appear to the application just like a normal operational database flood because it means that they don't have to rewrite their application as they move into the cloud. They get the same type of communication with the database and expectations about relational models that they would with their original database, but when they move to the cloud, they also kind of get they can get those scale out, continuous availability, or active-active cloud type benefits.

What we have at NuoDB is a general operational database. Applications these days are more distributed in nature. You deployed them out on the multiple environments like cloud, traditional data center, whoever else, and traditional monolithic databases, like Oracle database or Microsoft SQL Server, weren't really designed for that type of deployment; they were designed for client-server systems. You don't want slow data access to be something that messes up the user experience of the application.

There's lots of different applications out there. There's applications for Internet of Things or streaming media. There's financial applications or telecommunication. There's applications that do all sorts of different things, and so all those different applications have different data needs.

In terms of a streaming media type of application, you need constant data transfer back and forth from the application to the data store and it needs to be reliable. It can't be interrupted.

If you're in an e-commerce situation, you need to be able to have a database which can respond to spikes and demand. Whether you have a slow day or a high-volume day you needed to be able to perform. But, you have a lot of different types of data coming in from different devices. It can be collecting anything
from temperature, monitoring, usage, or whatever else, and you need to make sure that that transaction is verified and validated and confirmed and true and accurate - that you can trust the data that you see. Something like a general operating show database can be a good solution for that.

Any time that you use something like an Oracle database or Microsoft SQL Server, which are like the most well known operational databases out there, you could consider NuoDB, especially moving into the cloud.