ScaleBase utilizes two techniques for scaling: read-write splitting and transparent sharding (a technique for massively scaling-out relational database). The software enables MySQL to scale transparently, without forcing developers to change a single line of code or perform a long data migration process. This new technology is ideally suited for any application in which scalability, performance and speed are critical, including: gaming, e-commerce, SaaS, machine generated data, web 2.0, and more.
“MySQL users are constantly frustrated with the inability to easily scale their databases to meet growing demands,” said Doron Levari, CEO of ScaleBase. “ScaleBase puts an end to these frustrations with unlimited, easy-to-use, transparent scaling. With the increasing deluge of data flooding businesses today, the ability to have flexible systems that can grow organically over time is critical for companies of all sizes.”
The ScaleBase Beta program began in January 2011, and the software was downloaded and tested by more than 500 users. ScaleBase has numerous Beta customer-use cases that illustrate the effectiveness of the technology and how it results in significantly faster application performance.
Customer and Industry Feedback
Matthew Aslett, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Software, The 451 Group (March 25, 2011 report)
- “What differentiates ScaleBase is its ability to add scalability without the need to migrate to a new database architecture or make any changes to existing applications.”
SolarEdge (ScaleBase Customer)
- “Our application has massive data requirements that we weren’t able to meet with a single MySQL database,” said Amir Fishelov, Chief Software Architect of SolarEdge. “We evaluated building an internal sharding solution, and even evaluated some other sharding tools, but at the end of the day we chose ScaleBase for its transparent sharding solution. We’ve seen significantly faster application performance, and couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Our database scalability issues are over.”
Paul Burns, President, Neovise
- “Scaling up databases is inherently challenging. It gets expensive, performance and availability can suffer, and there still isn’t enough capacity for very large scale applications,” said Paul Burns, president of Neovise, an analyst firm focused on cloud computing. “ScaleBase addresses all these problems by transparently scaling out databases with its unique database load balancer. Customers can take advantage of low-cost cloud or commodity servers while at the same time increasing performance, scale and availability.”
BuildFax (ScaleBase Customer)
- “We have looked at every option we could find for scaling our existing MySQL database, including switching to NoSQL or NewSQL platforms. We chose ScaleBase because we believe that it is—hands down—the best solution for us.” Joe Masters Emison, VP, Research and Development for BuildFax. “With ScaleBase, we know we can plan to scale for the long-term, without burdening IT staff and database users. ScaleBase technology puts our minds at ease in regards to a critical component of our infrastructure.”
Pricing & Availability
ScaleBase is available for download immediately. Evaluation for 30 days is free without any obligation, and pricing details are available at http://www.scalebase.com/resources/pricing/. Users can register and download the software here: http://www.scalebase.com/solution/download/
ScaleBase is a privately-held company, founded in 2009, that has developed an innovative database scaling technology. The ScaleBase product is ideally suited for any application in which scalability, performance and speed are critical, including: gaming, e-commerce, SaaS, machine generated data and more. ScaleBase is an Authorized Amazon.com and Oracle Partner. The company is headquartered near Boston, Mass. Follow ScaleBase on Twitter.