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Tokutek Eliminates Performance Issues of MongoDB Sharding With TokuMX v1.4

Allows Shards to Be Balanced and Added Without Disruption for a NoSQL Solution That Scales Up and Scales Out Better Than Basic MongoDB

LEXINGTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/18/14 -- Tokutek, delivering database performance at scale, today announced TokuMX® v1.4 with improved sharding that resolves the bottlenecks experienced by MongoDB users. As a result, TokuMX scales up and scales out better than MongoDB to deliver optimal application performance.

Sharding is a popular technique used by MongoDB developers for scaling out, but the performance gains can diminish over time as shards become unbalanced. In particular, shard balancing can trigger unacceptable performance stalls: our benchmark shows a 66% reduction in throughput for over 10 seconds. TokuMX's superior query, insert, and delete performance permits balancing without disruption to the running workload.

TokuMX v1.4 helps database administrators and DevOps professionals:

  • Balance transactions significantly faster, virtually eliminating locks due to shard balancing;
  • Seamlessly create new shards.

Open source TokuMX v1.4 is available for free download.

"NoSQL databases like MongoDB offer great developer productivity but can present difficult challenges in production. A new distribution that is a drop-in replacement for MongoDB, Tokutek's TokuMX brings both a needed performance boost and now helps address operational problems with scaling out," said Mike Matchett, senior analyst and consultant, Taneja Group. "IT operations folks will be pleased to find Tokutek addressing the big operational database challenges experienced after developers have handed off their new NoSQL based applications into production."

"This release further establishes TokuMX as the high-performance distribution of MongoDB," said John Partridge, CEO of Tokutek. "By increasing MongoDB's ability to scale up as well as scale out, Tokutek continues to strengthen its position in the Big Data market."

TokuMX™ is a high-performance distribution of MongoDB that dramatically increases performance and database compression. TokuMX works best on large databases (typically 100 GBs or larger) by speeding indexing by 20x or more and by compressing data up to 90%, thereby radically improving database scalability.

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About Tokutek Inc.
Tokutek is a performance database company that delivers Big Data capabilities to leading open source data management platforms. Its breakthrough technology lets customers build a new class of applications that handle unprecedented amounts of incoming data and scale with the data processing needs of tomorrow. Tokutek applies patented Fractal Tree™ indexing to increase MySQL performance and MongoDB performance, decrease database size, and minimize downtime. The company is headquartered in Lexington, MA, and has offices in New York, NY. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Tokutek.

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