TransLattice Unveils Geographically Distributed RDBMS

TransLattice, a provider of distributed databases and application platforms for enterprise, cloud and hybrid environments, has released TransLattice Elastic Database (TED), which the company describes as the world’s first geographically distributed relational database management system (RDBMS). TED provides improvements in system availability, performance for remote users, scalability, and data location compliance.

By geographically distributing data, the TED system can function even if some nodes are down, thus mitigating the risk of a costly outage. A single database can run on multiple TransLattice nodes around the world, allowing for greater data availability, performance, and scalability at a lower cost than traditional databases. “Since we have the ability to pre-position the data close to end users and have a node that’s operating on their behalf in distributed queries, we can offer a much higher level of user experience than conventional systems,” Michael Lyle, CTO of TransLattice, explains to DBTA. Additionally, TED makes it easier for global enterprises to comply with data jurisdiction policy requirements.

TransLattice Elastic Database costs significantly less than competing distributed SQL databases while including unique geographic distribution capabilities, the company says. “We expect customers to experience tremendous cost savings as a result of using the TransLattice technology,” notes Lyle. With high availability and scalability, TED allows users to mix and match between deployment locations and technologies as business needs dictate. “Right now,” says Lyle, “the infrastructure is too often dictating the way business is done rather than the other way around.”

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