ClearDB, the innovative cloud database service for MySQL developers,
today announced that its ClearDB Iron™ technology is now powering all of
its new multi-tenant clusters in the Amazon EC2 cloud. ClearDB Iron
clusters are up to 30x faster than standard MySQL, for both reads and
writes, giving its users a significant performance boost in the cloud.
"Our goal with ClearDB Iron is to bring that 'real iron' experience to
the cloud," said Michael Russo, VP of Sales and Marketing at ClearDB.
"The cloud has significant advantages over more traditional database
hosting options, but developers need a solution that delivers the
benefits of the cloud without a big hit to performance. ClearDB Iron
uses a tiered virtualized storage technology that delivers a performance
boost of up to thirty times over standard MySQL configurations, and it
does it without sacrificing data security or high availability."
ClearDB Iron, which was developed under the codename "Project Halo,"
leverages its proprietary, patent-pending storage technology to lift the
I/O throughout watermark of the virtual server instances that power
ClearDB's multi-tenant clusters in Amazon EC2 to their total I/O
"The neat thing about Iron is that the performance boost comes at no
additional cost to our customers," says Russo. "Plus ClearDB's
multi-tenant clusters are still geo-replicated, fault tolerant and
secure, and our users still enjoy the same zero-administration
experience that has made ClearDB such a hit with MySQL developers."
ClearDB customers who purchased a multi-tenant database plan on Amazon
EC2 prior to July 25th, 2014 can move to a ClearDB Iron
cluster by purchasing a new plan, migrating their data and updating
their configuration settings. Plan pricing remains unchanged.
ClearDB's multi-tenant database services are available on Amazon EC2
through select channel partners such as Heroku, Pivotal, IBM BlueMix,
RedHat Openshift, and AppFog. Single-tenant dedicated clusters powered
by ClearDB Iron are also available through ClearDB directly.
ClearDB powers more than 85,000 highly available MySQL databases
worldwide. The ClearDB DBaaS uses a multi-regional approach to MySQL
replication that keeps customers connected to their databases even
during region-wide cloud service outages. The ClearDB platform is built
on top of native, unaltered MySQL in order to work with existing code.
For more information, visit www.cleardb.com
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