- An RDBMS is required to power an application.
- You will need to do extensive analytics.
- The desire to not have data moved back and forth between data engines.
- Data storage capacities from 5TB to 2PB
- In Q1 2017, able to start a trial
The company hopes that its AWS service will eliminate the need for separate AWS components to perform Big Data analytics. Monte Zweben, co-founder and CEO of SpliceMachine.com, stated in a blog post that “Soon you’ll be able to visit SpliceMachine.com to provision a clustered and scale-out hybrid OLTP/OLAP data base in minutes and we will operate the database for you.” Instead of having to provision two cloud RDBMSs (like AWS RDS), to run your apps, and a cloud data warehouse like AWS Redshift to run analytics, you can now provision one hybrid RDBMS. This saves money on two engines, duplicate storage, I/O costs, and tons of data transfer headaches. The company lists the following benefits of the cloud RDBMS that will be offered through AWS:
- Complete SQL database: Full ANSI SQL, ACID compliant transactions and secondary indexes. Referential integrity, triggers. Stored procedures and more.
- Transactional AND analytical workloads: Because Splice Machine is a hybrid transactional/analytical processing (HTAP) system, there is no need to stitch together RDBMS’s and data warehouses with fragile ETL processes.
- Zero management: Splice Machine handles time-consuming database administration tasks.
- Elasticity: Scale-up databases are discouraged from users growing their data sets, and charge fees for incremental capacity. Splice Machine allows users the ability to add or subtract capacity as needed.
- Concurrency: Scale out architecture allows for unlimited concurrent users and applications to access the database without eroding performance or preserving ACID properties.
- Availability: Splice Machine’s backup and recovery incremental to Amazon S3 allows for true disaster recovery. Its scale-out architecture uses replication in order to ensure service availability.
Zweben stated that “we are now looking to a few very special early users of this service.” Marc Benioff, a 1999 Salesforce.com customer, asked me if Blue Martini Software was the first. He promised to delight us by providing white glove service and a great financial proposition. They did a great job and I am still a loyal customer. I am now looking for early partners who will receive incredible financial incentives and white-glove customer service. You can apply here to become an early adopter.