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Clustrix Raises more Money

Clustrix raised some more millions, reports Techcrunch.

With its unique parallel query approach, the distributed database allows you to scale by simply adding nodes—with no upper limit. No application downtime. No sharding. The Clustrix database can scale limitlessly with fault tolerance and full ACID compliance.

It’s MySQL compatible and uses MVCC to get around the locking issues, both of which probably set it apart and may make it more successful than its predecessors Clustra (10 years ago) and NonStop SQL/MX (25 years ago till now). And no, I wouldn’t have known that without the comment thread to Monash’s Clustrix article from 2010