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Xeround Expands Cloud Database Platform

Jan 19, 2011, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"The MySQL database is headed to the cloud, thanks to software vendor Xeround. Starting this week the Xeround cloud database is being made available as a public beta.

"While Xeround leverages components of the open source MySQL database, the cloud solution itself is not open source. Xeround also includes its own proprietary components which exapand the elasticity of the database and combines the benefits of a NoSQL database with a SQL database.

""Our service underneath the hood is a replaceable data storage engine and what we have done is plugged into the MySQL data storage engine API, so on the front end it remains MySQL," Xeround CEO Razi Sharir told InternetNews.com. "On the backend we're using our own core technology to allow for the high-availability and scalabilty.""

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