A new crop of high-performing relational databases are entering the market to reach out to millions of data professionals who are fluent in SQL. These new databases use the interactive querying language, while changing how transactional data is stored, to address performance limitations of traditional relational databases.
Competing with Hadoop and NoSQL, these new databases, such as NuoDB, Splice Machine, VoltDB, Cloudera’s Impala and Hadapt, are focused on scalability and predictability, with the ability to perform with distributed data in the cloud or on-premise.
Matt Aslett, the research manager for data management and analytics at the 451Research, said the new database market represents an unprecedented level of innovation.
Several new entries into the market are reimagining the transactional database to ensure ACID compliance, which stands for atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability. Those four traits guarantee reliable database transactions.