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Jun 2018 - IDC Innovators - Doc # US42621718

IDC Innovators: Dynamically Scalable and Alterable Relational Database Software, 2018

By: Carl W. OlofsonResearch Vice President, Data Management Software

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IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue <$100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or an innovative new technology — or both. This IDC Innovators study profiles four key emerging vendors for emerging RDBMS mixed mode capabilities that involve dynamic scalability and distributed multicluster computing: Clustrix, Cockroach Labs, NuoDB, and Splice Machine.

"It is often stated as an article of faith that relational databases can't scale, but there is nothing about the concept of a relational database that supports that assertion," says Carl Olofson, research vice president for Data Management Software research at IDC. "A new class of RDBMSs has overcome the flexibility and scalability obstacles in RDBMS and also supports dynamically adding or removing resources such as processor capacity (nodes) and storage or making dynamic schema changes without interrupting database operations."


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