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NuoDB 'Elastic SQL Database' Boosts AWS Functionality

NuoDB 2.6, announced today, adds Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) functionality for developers creating scalable, on-demand cloud applications.

"With formal support for active-active database deployments across [AWS] Availability Zones, NuoDB 2.6 enables organizations to maximize their AWS investments including better availability, utilization, performance and resiliency," NuoDB Inc. said in today's announcement.

In regard to the "always on, always available" NuoDB 2.6 offering, "active-active" refers to the ability to actively read and write to more than one AWS Availability Zone simultaneously. Thus, if one AWS zone (or datacenter) experiences problems, the database remains operational.

"With expanded certification for our native active-active capabilities, NuoDB 2.6 makes it even easier to scale a single, logical database across multiple availability zones," the company said in a blog post yesterday. "That means you optimize hardware utilization while eliminating downtime due to failures or outages. Your customers get a more available and responsive application, and you get to save money by eliminating the complexity and cost of add-on software and dormant infrastructure devoted to disaster recovery."

NuoDB said one selling point of its active-active offering, as opposed to similar products, is that it doesn't require the use of additional software. It also supports read and write access from multiple hosts, while maintaining ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability) compliance, the company said.

The new edition also features table partitioning and distributed storage for more scalability and better performance, improved SQL compatibility and more. Further technical details are available here.

NuoDB 2.6 is available for an evaluation.

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David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.

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