LongJump Leaps into On-Demand Database Market
Customers of LongJump's on-demand database and storage offering are promised security and availability.LongJump is the latest vendor to leap into the on-demand database market. The company's new database-as-a-service offering, unveiled Jan. 8, allows companies to self-provision relational database access and storage on demand. Targeted at small and midsize businesses, the service is meant to reduce the costs and stresses of developers who need to buy a database server, provision it, and deal with data access, availability, and backup and recovery issues. The on-demand market for databases remains relatively immature, though a number of companies are vying for market share. Amazon.com made a splash in December when it announced plans for a limited beta of its SimpleDB service. Still, analysts say security and availability are the key concerns of companies considering such services, and it's in those areas that LongJump CEO Pankaj Malviya says his company can distance itself from competitors.
"LongJump's architecture is a true multitenant environment with a fully segmented data architecture," Malviya said, adding that the service also includes individual role-based permissions to enhance security. "All critical systems in LongJump's data centers are n+1 redundant, including regular audits and tests of all data center systems to ensure readiness and smooth operation."