You’ve probably heard about the VoltDB, the super fast distributed ACID SQL RDBMS for OLTP, but you might not be aware of its throughput capabilities in detail. VoltDB achieves its high throughput by eliminating the locking and latching of conventional databases. It’s also distributed and can automatically shard your data, and it has a bunch of other really cool features that make transaction processing a snap.
We took a key-value application and implemented it in VoltDB (the app is available with the distribution if you want to try it). We set the app up on 4 Dell R510′s with 64GB … Read more