InfoCyclone Aims to Boost Database Performance
The Israeli startup says new app helps IT boost database performance without having to pay for costly server upgrades.Israeli database accelerator startup InfoCyclone Ltd. at this weeks Oracle World conference in San Francisco will show off its flagship appliance designed to help enterprises boost database performance without having to pay for costly server upgrades. The InfoCyclone acceleration appliance, installed between the application servers and database servers, monitors and analyzes SQL query traffic, identifies the most problematic queries and then executes those queries in its faster, read-only database engine. The database accelerator is intended to automatically offload read-only query processing from the main database, providing a more efficient mechanism to execute such queries. The benefit for IT is that it can obviate the need for expensive hardware upgrades or fine-tuning of databases when performance degrades and thus affect business performance, according to Haim Kopans, executive vice president of product management and technology at InfoCyclone Ltd. in Tel Aviv, Israel.
"You dont need to buy more licenses or upgrade hardware. You can just plug in the appliance. We take commonly accessed data, load it into the appliance and hold it in main memory. We monitor traffic going to the database, and if we see a query that accesses that data, we trap the SQL statement and direct it to the appliance, then provide the same result the database would have provided, but faster," described Kopans, who estimated that the appliance can process SQL queries two to 10 times faster than the database.