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The Advantages of MariaDB Platform for Analytics

Author: Srinivasa Krishna | 5 min read | February 11, 2020

Traditional databases have their place in data analytics, but they may fall short of your goals. MariaDB Platform offers a columnar database solution that is designed to better support real-time analytics at a large scale.

This cloud-native solution combines massively parallel processing with distributed data to give your organization more power and flexibility in what you can do with your data. You can’t maintain a competitive edge with traditional databases alone. Here are the ways that MariaDB platform empowers your company through a cost effective and high-performance analytics solution.

Key Benefits of MariaDB Platform

User-friendly Installation

Your database administrators won’t need to worry about an extended deployment disrupting your company’s systems. You have two installation options: setting up MariaDB ColumnStore as a stand-alone server, or using it alongside a Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing platform. There’s a lot of flexibility in the underlying structure as well. Deploy to the cloud, on-premises, and choose whether you want to run it on a server or container.

Support for Big Data Operations

The sheer amount of data that companies collect and analyze is astronomical, so it’s important to have a database structure that works with you to derive value out of this information. ColumnStore can process multiple petabytes of data, which accommodates the ever-expanding list of data sources in the modern business world. You can use standard SQL

Offers Columnar Storage for Faster Analytics Performance

Using columnar storage provides analytics operations with many benefits, such as faster performance with working with the huge databases that MariaDB Platform supports and 10x compression. You can optimize your database operations by shifting workloads to the storage type that makes the most sense for the way you’re using it. Your analytical data goes to columnar storage, while your traditional database operations continue using a row-based approach.

Scaling Ad Hoc Data Requests

You’re not locked into analyzing data with structured methods alone. When you need to run queries that are outside of your normal operation, MariaDB Platform makes it possible. You can’t foresee how you’re going to use your data in the future or the types of requests that people will make, but you can empower your organization with a flexible database foundation.

Cost-effective Cloud-based Storage

This platform has cloud-native support for data storage. Your organization can lower data storage costs by using object storage services rather than other storage solutions. As long as your selected vendor supports Amazon S3’s API, you’ll be able to incorporate it into your MariaDB Platform deployment.

Seamless Scaling

MariaDB Platform is designed to work with billions of columns and rows and produce results in seconds. The massively parallel processing support makes a significant difference in the database’s analytics speed. As your data sets grow and you have new requirements, your system grows with you.

Straightforward Data Imports

You don’t have to suffer through difficult data migrations. A broad range of connectors are supported, including Kafka, Spark, Python, Java, and C. By offering a streamlined data import experience, you can bring in all relevant data sources to provide a complete data set for your analytic tools.

Greater Business Agility

Entire industries end up being transformed overnight due to disruptors in the market, technological change, shifts in consumer and client demand, and countless other factors. If you’re not able to make data-driven decisions to determine your path going forward, the organization suffers. Putting MariaDB Platform in place for data analytics delivers the insights you need to react appropriately to these changes.

Implementing MariaDB Platform in Your Organization

Bringing MariaDB Platform into your technology stack delivers far-reaching benefits. Among the stack includes MariaDB Server, the fastest growing open source relational database; MariaDB MaxScale, a next-gen database proxy that sits between databases and applications and MariaDB Galera Cluster, a synchronous multi-master cluster.  But if you don’t have a team with the right mix of skills and availability to best implement MariaDB, it can be a frustrating process. Trying to hire new database administrators and other IT professionals requires significant resources due to high demand. The good news is that you don’t need to bring on new hires to set up the data analytics platform that your modern business needs.

Datavail has over 1,000 database experts with years of experience. They’re capable of helping your organization during the initial MariaDB Platform deployment, as well as supporting you through ongoing technical services.

Contact the experts at Datavail today to get more out of your organizational data. Our talented DBAs are ready to bring your company’s databases to the next level.

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