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Xeround 2013 Predictions: Highly Available Virtualized SQL Comes to Life in 2013

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Contributed article by Razi Sharir, CEO of Xeround

Highly Available Virtualized SQL Comes to Life in 2013

As predicted, NoSQL did not come close to replacing MySQL this year, and we saw really large vendors like Oracle and Microsoft push hard to keep it that way.

SQL is here to stay, and that's a fact.

Even though we probably won't see a distributed database solution reliant on cloud resources any time soon, there will be a stronger push for hosted SQL solutions versus actual scalable and highly available virtualized SQL solutions in the cloud in 2013.

So far, the large vendors have been extremely limited by their own design in their SQL solutions, optimizing on single storage. Neither Oracle nor Microsoft have been really able to to run their databases in virtualized or cloud setups. In fact, SQL Azure is more of a hosted SQL rather than a real scalable and highly available virtualized SQL for the cloud. Very few vendors have been able to demonstrate real working solutions that provide a true distributed cloud database-as-a-service. 

Some vendors promote open source projects pretending to be database-as-a-service such as "Red Dwarf" featured as part of Openstack. But this is a basic attempt to address Amazon RDS like feature/function some of these vendors would admit will be more of a basic entry level point to cloud DBaaS. Recent release notes call for a market date of a year down the road.

This leaves the door open for startup companies to continue to solve this issue...

Putting everything into perspective, we'll likely see more variations of Postgres in the cloud because it is a decent drop-in replacement for Oracle.  We will continue to see more MySQL and advanced versions in the market.  We also see start-ups developing variations of drop-in replacement storage engines that cover up some of the problems.  

Finally, looking at the last year, I believe Big Data will continue to drive local private cloud adoption, and OLTP (on-line transaction processing) use cases will continue to gain more adoption in the public as more PaaS and Cloud IDE usage gains momentum.


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. 

Published Friday, November 02, 2012 7:10 AM by David Marshall
Xeround 2013 Predictions: Highly Available Virtualized SQL Comes to Life in 2013 « VT News - (Author's Link) - November 2, 2012 10:19 AM
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