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Zvents Releases Open-Source Cluster Database

Feb 08, 2008, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Marti)

"Event search firm Zvents is releasing a massively parallel database server, based on a published Google design, as an open source project. The new software, Hypertable, is designed to scale to 1000 nodes, all commodity PCs, said Doug Judd, principal search architect for Zvents, in a LinuxWorld.com podcast.

"Moving the project from in-house to open source is a way for a relatively small company to get the infrastructure software it needs, Judd says. 'We aren't in the database business. this is the kind of infrastructure that should be in open source. This is not company proprietary stuff,' he says..."

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