Optimised for web applications and cloud computing environments
NorthScale has launched a new elastic data infrastructure software, optimised for the data management requirements of web applications and cloud computing environments.
The company claims that its products, Memcached Server and Membase Server, offer a practical, stepwise and seamless path forward. The Memcached Server, an enhanced distribution of memcached, is suitable for IT teams adopting a scale-out data architecture for their web application and cloud computing infrastructures. It is built on a distributed, in-memory caching technology, and is used alongside relational database technology for caching frequently used data.
NorthScale said that the Memcached Server combines secure application multi-tenancy, dynamic cluster scaling, browser-based cluster administration, 100% memcapable certification and first-class support for both Linux and Microsoft Windows technologies.
According to NorthScale, the Membase Server, a distributed key-value database built on the Memcached Server foundation, is directly compatible with memcached APIs and existing client libraries. It provides a place to store web application data and provides distributed key-value database, infinite scalability, high read and write speeds, optimise write patterns to match application needs, pluggable storage engine and configurable data replication.
James Phillips, co-founder and chief strategy officer of NorthScale, said: NorthScale is providing the delivery van, introducing elastic data infrastructure software that is simple, fast, and infinitely scalable – matching the scale-out needs and architecture of modern web applications and compute clouds, and promising substantial reductions in related capital and operating costs.