TidalScale: Scalable, Cost-Effective In-Memory Performance for Oracle Database

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Gary Smerdon, President & CEO
The ever-increasing significance of data coupled with recent technological advancements in low cost data storage, artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT have propelled data volume at an astonishing 45 percent compounded annual growth. This has enterprises scrambling to figure out the ideal way to utilize this data to drive their businesses forward. However, most lack a crystal ball to help them identify and implement an optimal-sized system to accommodate and run their database today or tomorrow, much less five years from now.

Organizations with under-sized systems face a dramatic and painful decline in performance by as much as 10X. Similarly, companies with over-sized systems must spend more for servers, networking, storage, space and power—even if that infrastructure is left unutilized. Software licenses may also be overcharged as they are scaled to the size of the system, and specifically the number of cores in that system. Amid the challenges to find an optimally sized system, enterprises are also searching for a scalable model that aligns with increasing data volumes and workload complexity.

TidalScale delivers state-of-the-art Software-Defined Servers, which enable clients to deploy a system that is in tune with their data requirements. With this software innovation, the firm disrupts the “old school” model, which required organizations to fit their data within the limits of their largest server. “Our solution enables us to create servers of any size, allowing customers to find the optimal point at which those systems meet their business requirements,” says TidalScale President & CEO Gary Smerdon. “As a result, TidalScale helps organizations effectively monetize data to increase revenue and establish a competitive advantage by leveraging its one-of-a-kind Software-Defined Servers.”

As Smerdon points out, the firm’s solution provides IT enterprises with tools to deploy Oracle Database with in-memory performance, while aligning with increasingly aggressive IT operational and capital budgets.
Software-Defined Servers have inverse hypervisor technology at their core, which allows clients to combine standard commodity servers to create a system sized to accommodate any workload. Smerdon adds, “We also address our clients’ needs to have similar environments for DevOps, test, QA and production systems, thus speeding their Oracle deployments.” This enables TidalScale clients to load any workload without modifying any software, including the application and operating system.

TidalScale focuses on in-memory computing—a powerful tool to derive valuable insights from data quickly. By leveraging their in-memory database expertise, the firm unlocks the full potential of high speed computing. With TidalScale’s ability to add additional memory to handle a larger workload by simply adding more nodes to the Software-Defined Server, they rectify the scaling and cost issues typically associated with in-memory computing. On top of that, TidalScale optimizes the whole environment, both hardware and software, avoiding an oversized infrastructure and the additional, unnecessary spend associated with it.

Once prospects understand the benefit of Software-Defined Servers, they’re quick to ask TidalScale to help guide their way to a more flexible, optimized and cost-effective data center, whether it resides on-premises or in the cloud. In a recent engagement, the client was not able to finalize a system configuration that aligned well with its existing and future needs. By collaborating with TidalScale, the client was able to fully use the in-memory capabilities of Oracle after deploying its software and data on a TidalScale Software- Defined Server. Subsequently, this client experienced a 5X performance improvement, post deployment.

Today, TidalScale supports happy clients in part because of their position as the first and only provider of Software-Defined Servers in the Oracle space. By leveraging advanced technology like machine learning and other patented innovations, the firm has delivered a solution to Oracle Database users that gives them breakthrough in-memory computing capabilities using cost-effective commodity hardware. Through constant innovation, TidalScale works to improve their technology to better address and anticipate their clients’ needs. With a new generation of TidalScale software due out this fall, the pace of innovation isn’t likely to let up anytime soon.

Company
TidalScale

Headquarters
Campbell, CA

Management
Gary Smerdon, President & CEO

Description
TidalScale, based in California, helps organizations effectively monetize data to increase revenue and establish a competitive advantage by leveraging its one-of-a-kind Software-Defined Servers. The firm’s solution provides IT enterprises with tools to deploy Oracle Database with in-memory performance, while aligning with increasingly aggressive IT operational and capital budgets. Software-Defined Servers have inverse hypervisor technology at their core, which allows the firm to combine standard commodity servers to create a system that fits any size workload. This best-of-breed solution suite enables the firm to load clients’ data to the Oracle ecosystem without modifying either the database or the operating system

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