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The Rise of "NewSQL" and Cloud Databases
Article by Razi Sharir, CEO of Xeround
In the last year, there have been several new startups that have entered the database ecosystem, which has resulted in the creation of a new category called "NewSQL" (as reported by the 451 group). One thing is for certain: SQL is not going anywhere anytime soon, and the growing list of vendors in the space targeted for cloud usage is clear indication of that.
However, the majority of vendors who started off with great promise for the cloud are starting to phase out and have turned to Big Data, featuring variations of Hadoop and other related management and visualization tools.
The question now is, what does this leave us with?
The cloud database arena will continue to gain more traction around transactional and relational capabilities, and the domain will see significant growth and adoption. Given the limited functionality and repetitive availability failures worldwide from big name cloud databases, smaller startups will begin to gain market share and awareness.
Many companies will also now realize the cloud is not a highly available framework, and will take the time to seek and implement solutions that are truly highly available.
About the Author
Razi, CEO of Xeround, the cloud database company providing a truly available, scalable and elastic database-as-a-service, has more than 20 years of management experience in product/solution development from concept to release in various disciplines. Prior to joining Xeround, Razi has led the strategic transition from traditional data centers to cloud computing at BMC Software, the Incubator/Innovation Lab business unit, and has held senior positions as VP of R&D at Commtouch Technology, Starhome, and various roles at Microsoft.