New InfiniSQL Open Source Database targets Highly Scalable Performance

Sponsoring of milestone concepts is a major aspect for these concepts to succeed in practice. This particular aspect has been a major parameter of the systemic framework. The development of NoSQL databases such as MongoDB is a prime example in this respect. The evolution of NoSQL derived from the necessity to find a more scalable solution than the traditional SQL databases. Taking the concept further through combination, recently a new system of database management entered the market.

This new database system, dubbed the InfiniSQL can process the combination queries from both SQL and NoSQL systems. Mark Travis, a former Visa engineer constructed the primary blueprint of the system and is currently looking forward to take the process forward. Essentially, he needs to find services that would accept the new system, developers willing to participate in the construction of the system, and investors who would see the inherent opportunity of betting on the system.

The engineer began developing the codes around two years ago. He utilized his spare time while working at Visa to develop the codes. Travis and other developers in the organization used a sequence of relational databases including the Sybase and Oracle systems. However, Travis felt that the existing systems were still lacking some essential aspects. Therefore, he proceeded to pioneer the change he was visualizing.

The new system is still at the rudimentary blueprint stage. As of now, in stores the information in memory and not in the hard disk drives. This uniqueness is strategic in providing very fast data access. The new database can also span the memory files located in a system of interconnected servers.

However, the downside is highly vulnerable. The storage of information in memory (and not in hard disks) essentially means that in the event of a power cut in the data facility, the data  archive would go completely haywire. The possibility of power meltdown at data facilities is very real, given the huge amount of information it has to process every second. Even the most full-proof systems are not safe from this vulnerability. In October, reports came out that the NSA data facility in Bluffdale, Utah was constantly suffering from meltdowns without any apparent reason.

Mark confirmed that he is working on finding a solution to the problem. He expressed that storing the data in both memory and hard disks can be a potential solution. However, he stressed on the fact the InfiniSQL is still in the earliest production stages and is unsuitable to handle practical workloads. Mark left his full-time career in Visa eventually to devote his entire time in developing this milestone concept. Based from his home in Santa Clara, California, he continues to interact with other IT professionals in different major companies to take the process forward.

He currently focuses on marketing the enormous capacity of the infiniSQL database. He states that the current system is capable of managing more than 100,000 connections to the system, processing 500,000 transactions every second. He pictures the infiniSQL system to act as a yearly backup support system for businesses. He also intends to promote the new system as a cloud service.