Splice Machine: When traditional RDBMS hits the big data performance wall

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Legacy relational databases can’t cope with big data demands, so Splice Machine built a Hadoop-based alternative for running operational, real-time applications.

San Francisco-based startup Splice Machine markets itself as the only Hadoop relational database management system (RDBMS). It’s a scalable alternative to traditional RDBMS like Oracle or IBM for developers and architects to create a platform building for real-time enterprise-grade applications.

Splice Machine cofounder and CEO Monte Zweben in our interview last month said “what we are all about is replacing Oracle, MySQL, DB2 (IBM), or one of the old, traditional relational databases when they hit a wall from a performance perspective, or from a cost perspective. And data is so voluminous today this is happening all the time.” […]