Aerospike Founder Talks Building a Globally Distributed System

The growth of global online business transactions is pressuring data architects to re-think their legacy relational, mainframe, and NoSQL data platforms.

Customers expect their online business experience to never fail, to deliver immediate results, and ensure data is never lost. Until now, data architects have been forced to make trade-offs between strong consistency, performance and being globally distributed.

DBTA recently held a webinar with Jim Curtis, senior analyst, data, AI and analytics, and Srini Srinivasan, chief product officer and founder, Aerospike, who discussed why a new way to handle globally distributed transactions is now needed more than ever.

A globally distributed database is a distributed database with geographically dispersed locations that are close to where users reside, Curtis explained.

Because the amount of data is forecast to continue growing, enterprises need a solution that offers high availability, scalability, high performance, data consistency, and data durability.

Curtis recommended when adopting a globally distributed database, organizations should think globally but act locally. Businesses should develop for the cloud, not a cloud vendor, and by prioritizing the data, the technology will follow, Curtis said.

Forces that are driving geo-distributed and continental transactions include:

  • Global inventory
  • Logistics and transportation
  • Digital payments
  • Gaming
  • Real-time portfolio positions

According to Srinivasan, Aerospike Database 5 is always-on, fast, scalable, efficient, intelligent, secure, integrated, cloud-enabled, and accurate.

The platform offers unmatched uptime and availability, predictable performance at any scale, and reduces complexity and TCO, Srinivasan said.

Aerospike Database 5 multi-site clustering eliminates trade-offs between strong consistency and performance.

An archived on-demand replay of this webinar is available here.