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Act Now! One-Time Offer! GenieDB Launches Globally Distributed MySQL-as-a-Service

Posted on August 6, 2013 by Cary Breese

This week, we announced the launch of GenieDB cloud-hosted Globally Distributed MySQL-as-a-Service, our scalable, highly available database-as-a-service (DBaaS). When I start recounting the many benefits of this new automated platform to build web-scale applications, I fear I might sound one of those late-night infomercials… “But wait, if you act now, you’ll get all the amazing…



Morning Reading: Database Players to Watch

Posted on July 29, 2013 by Sumeet Sheokand

Catching up on our reading today, we saw a blog post from Chris Stevens, the multi-faceted VP of Engineering at Traxo, technology consultant, and Full Stack developer. In his post, he notes some of the impressive new database technologies he’s seeing lately in tech blogs and on the conference circuit. Chris says that when it…



Beyond Failover: MySQL Multi-Region Master–Master Replication Considerations and Limitations.

Posted on January 30, 2013 by Sumeet Sheokand

Standard MySQL is configurable such that a single master server can be clustered with a number of read-only slave servers. To enable this master-slave replication, master’s transaction logs are communicated to the slaves (log shipping). Log shipping is a form of asynchronous replication. Under this configuration, the data on the slave always remains behind the…



DNS – A very important front-facing piece

Posted on January 4, 2013 by Sumeet Sheokand

There are many frameworks, patterns and technologies available to help scale an application in a single location. Web and App Server farms, stateless (Restful) application design, memcached, sharded databases etc. What about scaling into multiple, geographically distributed locations? The well written application stack would likely work out of the box or with slight changes, but…



What a Google whitepaper would do for you!

Posted on December 11, 2012 by Sumeet Sheokand

Wow! We at GenieDB have been working on a geo-distributed, multi-datacenter, relational database engine for some time. We’ve believed in this vision of providing distributed RDBMS/SQL database, but had to endure the NoSQL movement and other attempts at refuting the need for such a thing. One whitepaper and what a big difference it makes! The…



GenieDB and Geo-distributed Replication

Posted on September 27, 2012 by GenieDB

GenieDB is building a database with global distribution as its core thesis. It is no secret customers demand near-instantaneous and highly reliable service, and that they are becoming more globally dispersed than ever before. We believe that data custodianship must ultimately be moved to the “edge of the web” where it can be dynamically managed…



GenieDB is hiring Field Application & Customer Solution Engineers.

Posted on September 1, 2011 by Cary Breese

  We’re looking for Field Application and Customer Solution Engineers to help solve hard problems in Replicated Geo-Diverse Cloud Database Technologies GenieDB is a young, multinational startup that develops ground breaking ultra-distributed database technology. Our product has applications everywhere from geographically diverse, high speed trading systems to highly available, mission critical web presences. We have…



GenieDB, announced as one of most promising cloud computing companies in 2011

Posted on June 2, 2011 by GenieDB

Meet the top 11 most promising cloud computing companies to present on stage at Structure 2011. GenieDB will be presenting, June 22nd at 4.55PM. Come down and mail order viagra in uk iedb.com/about-us/our-team” target=”_blank”>meet us! GigaOM, announced the finalists of Structure 2011 LaunchPad, a high-profile competition that recognizes the most promising cloud computing and infrastructure…



Design for Failure

Posted on May 13, 2011 by GenieDB

The Amazon model is the “design for failure” model. Under the “design for failure” model, combinations of your software and management tools order cialis online no prescription take responsibility for application availability. The actual infrastructure availability is entirely irrelevant to your application availability. 100% uptime should be achievable even when your cloud provider has a…



GenieDB Architecture chalk talk!

Posted on November 8, 2010 by priya

In early Oct 2010, GenieDB was invited to speak at Oracle Open World. We presented our ideas on why we used Oracle BDB as our back-end database layer. It’s a database jungle out there, and it’s been a vital design decision in our architecture to have a reliable and flexible persistent database. Fundamentally, using Oracle…



“Without GenieDB we would have spent much more money, and worse, much more time coming up with a scalable solution. GenieDB has changed the way I think about the migration of applications to widely distributed and scalable platforms.”

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