FoundationDB thinks you don’t need to sacrifice consistency to achieve scalability.
FoundationDB’s team of ambitious founders are launching a new database that borrows from existing NoSQL and SQL databases, bringing developers “the best of both worlds.”
Yesterday Google Research pulled the shroud off Spanner, Google’s “scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database,” claiming to have created “the first system to distribute data at global scale and support externally-consistent distributed transactions.”
Editor's Pick Imagine a functional, live, operational database living on separate servers scattered around the globe in say, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Moscow, and Johannesburg, simultaneously. Not synced, replicated, or cloned — but a single database without a single location.