ParElastic was founded in 2010, recognizing an underserved operational market that is not only growing in need, but also ripe for adoption of new approaches. ParElastic was founded on one simple principle; database architecture should be flexible, scalable and cost effective without sacrificing one workload for the optimization of another.
ParElastic is the only solution that offers flexibility across all dimensions of your database architecture, development, deployment, and operations:
Customers move to the Cloud to get the benefits of, and fully exploit the advantages of the cloud platform. These advantages include the ability to seamlessly increase the resources available to the application in the face of increasing demand while having the flexibility to release unused resources when the demand on the application drops. Application developers are able to do this very effectively with the application servers and the web servers and utilize technologies like load balancers to distribute the load over an elastic pool of resources. This, however, is not possible with the database tier.
In the database tier, application developers are required to either provision hardware to meet anticipated peak demand and there is no ability to elastically expand and reduce the amount of resources available to the relational database.
With ParElastic, multiple relational database servers operate as one and appear to an application as a single database server. Each of these database servers is a virtual machine in the Joyent Cloud and user data is distributed onto these servers. The application interacts with this collection of database servers through the ParElastic software that brings them all together and makes them operate as one.
ParElastic leverages the power of the Joyent Cloud and the ability to quickly provision additional processing capacity in the face of increased demand on the database, and then releases those resources when the workload reduces. Customers can deploy ParElastic on the Joyent Cloud to gain speed-to-market and infrastructure power and flexibility advantages.