Tokutek Enhances the Role of MySQL for Big Data

Today, GigaOm is holding the Structure Big Data conference in NYC. When it comes to Big Data, there is plenty of debate as to definition and size of the opportunity of this trend. A critical thing for customers to look at is whether data projects fit into existing data warehousing environments or should consider newer massively parallel solutions. Hadoop and NoSQL rightly gets a lot of discussion in the Big Data arena, but a critical component of Web 2.0 LAMP solutions is MySQL. MySQL has limited scalability (usually kept under 0.5 TB) which has limited the ability of customers to transform the growth of data into opportunity and burdened administrators with having to partition and migrate data when there are performance issues from scaling. Massachusetts-based Tokutek is addressing the scalability and performance of MySQL with its TokuDB product. At the Structure conference, Tokutek announced TokuDB v5.0 (see the press release). Last month at the MassTLC “Big Data” Summit we caught up with Tokutek’s CEO John Partridge – see video interview below:

The growth of data, especially in real-time Web 2.0 environments, can be a burden or an opportunity for new products and new revenue. MySQL users should consider TokuDB to increase agility, speed and scalability.