eXtremeDB is a proven solution for managing the “always on” demands of energy and smart grid data management.
Up and down the energy industry supply chain, emerging solutions are generating a flood of data that must be captured and analyzed in real-time.
With help from McObject’s eXtremeDB, optimization technology can dramatically boost utilities’ power generation yields. Distribution networks can become self-healing and even bi-directional, enabling end-users to contribute power back to the grid. Buildings, factories and residences can fine-tune their consumption through intelligent control systems.
Why is the energy industry choosing the eXtremeDB product family for systems ranging from nuclear plant safety to solar power optimization?
Software coding errors can compromise safety. eXtremeDB’s type-safe API is a key tool that eliminates a common category of bugs. Other advanced debugging features add the further stability demanded by smart grid data management.
eXtremeDB offers elastic scalability when databases are partitioned (“sharded”), with each partition/shard managed by an instance of the DBMS server. Shards are typically distributed on a storage array (which may be a SAN) – with each server keeping a CPU core busy – or distributed across different physical servers with their own storage systems.
Distributed query processing across multiple servers, CPUs and/or CPU cores accelerates performance – dramatically, in some cases – via parallel execution of database operations and by harnessing the combined processing power, memory and I/O bandwidth of many nodes rather than just one
eXtremeDB is a hybrid database offering the strengths of the on-disk and all-in-memory approaches to data management in a single database system. Applications can blend persistent (i.e. flash or hard disk) and in-memory storage, enabling optimization for persistence and performance as well as cost and form factor. eXtremeDB began as an in-memory database system. Learn why this is important.
Traditional DBMSs bring rows of data into the CPU cache for processing. But time series data is naturally columnar, and handled more efficiently by a column-based layout. eXtremeDB stores time series data with a columnar layout, and “normal” data with a conventional row-based layout. The result is higher performance, resulting from a database system that best leverages the CPU cache speed and avoids costly (in performance terms) fetches from main memory.
“We determined that integrating a proven data management solution will shorten development and testing, cutting overall development costs. Our experience with eXtremeDB has borne out this prediction”
– Customer since 2003
“It was more than twice as fast as the second-place database.”
“In addition to speed and the ability to process large quantities of data, clients also require richer data sets for golden price generation, which is what eXtremeDB will help us do outstandingly well.”
“After a stringent review process, we selected eXtremeDB because of its scalability; outstanding performance due to its sharding capability; and our confidence in McObject’s ability to offer a solid support team.”
“Reliability is absolutely critical to our customers, which was one of the key reasons for choosing McObject’s eXtremeDB.”
“eXtremeDB Financial Edition’s performance and fault-tolerance make it a natural fit for database processing in the enhanced order-execution system.”
“Among other benefits, eXtremeDB makes it simple to configure databases and tables using the product’s schema compiler.”
“eXtremeDB helped cut 18 programmer months from the development cycle.”
“In addition to its positive impact on our business, eXtremeDB is well-designed to solve the unique development challenges of data management for real-time embedded software.”
“Leveraging a tightly integrated database engine like McObject’s commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) eXtremeDB offers reliability, development efficiency, and the flexibility to cost-effectively add on new application features in the future.”
Dalian Commodity Exchange
“eXtremeDB-64 contributes significantly to trading platform robustness, with a proven database transaction mechanism that is optimized for high throughput.”
Transaction Network Services
“Our evaluation determined that eXtremeDB outperforms other in-memory database systems, meeting [our] current needs and, just as importantly, accommodating future growth.”