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Geography Plays Key Role in TransLattice Elastic Database

TransLattice, which specializes in distributed database and application platforms for enterprise and cloud IT systems, has released what it calls the world's first geographically distributed Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).

TransLattice Elastic Database is a highly available, fault-tolerant data fabric comprised of multiple nodes that can be located anywhere in the world. This is a different approach than the conventional main production database and mirrored backup or backups in the same or separate locations.

Geographical distribution of data--including relational databases--is a clear trend in computing for enterprises and the cloud, because it offers substantial improvements in system availability, improved performance for remote users, scalability and data location compliance. By geographically distributing data, the system keeps all nodes active and continues to work even if some locations are down for any reason, thus greatly reducing the risk of a costly outage.

Unlike conventional failover models, TED enables higher utilization of hardware assets due to all nodes being active.

Santa Clara, Calif.-based TransLattice, which also makes other data management software, also claims that a lot of money on the bottom line could be saved using this DB. Check it out.

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Chris Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger

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