Acquisition Enables Percona to Expand and Extend Offerings Dramatically Improving Database Performance While Lowering Total Cost of Ownership for Customers
On April 14, 2015, Percona announced its acquisition of Tokutek.
The acquisition, which includes the Tokutek distribution of MongoDB®, called TokuMX, enables Percona to offer design, service, support and remote management for both MySQL and a market-leading, ACID-compliant MongoDB®.
TokuMX, a fully functional transactional, document (row) level locking NoSQL derivative of MongoDB®, will now be serviced, supported and remotely managed by Percona’s industry leading staff of experts. TokuMX offers all the ease-of-use and flexibility benefits of MongoDB® but addresses the well-known and complex issues around default transactional consistency, concurrency, space and memory consumption, and performance under load.
Better Storage Compression and Data Performance
The acquisition also makes Percona the exclusive global licensee of the revolutionary Fractal Tree® indexing technology.
Developed by MIT, Stony Brook, and Rutgers Universities, Fractal Tree indexing offers a profound breakthrough in storage compression and read/write performance by replacing the standard method of B-tree indexing, the legacy code dating all the way back to the 1970s which is still used in virtually all database management systems. Through the use of Fractal Tree indexing, databases can see dramatically improved performance (up to 50x), reduced database size (up to 90 percent), and increased operational efficiency without a need for significant application or infrastructure changes.
What this means for Tokutek customers
Percona will continue support for all current Tokutek customers with their award-winning support service. We are formulating plans to extend Tokutek’s business hour support to Percona’s 24/7 support model.
This will also result in continued innovation for Tokutek products and technologies from the combined development teams.
What happens to TokuDB?
Moving forward TokuDB will soon become a fully integrated ACID-compliant, transactional storage engine for Percona Server and Percona XtraDB Cluster. This gives users and customers added choice in their search for the best, most modern solution to their growing data management needs.
What happens to TokuMX?
Percona will now offer TokuMX as a fully ACID-compliant drop in alternate replacement to MongoDB®, fully backed by Percona’s renowned support and service offerings. Percona’s TokuMX will provide MongoDB® users with a well known and trusted alternative to existing Support and Consulting services providers.
What does this mean for current Percona customers
We love our customers and we will continue to offer the same great support and service you’ve come to expect. We believe that we can now better serve our customers and the market in general not only by having a broader offering, but also allowing customers who use both MySQL and NoSQL solutions to be serviced by a single trusted and respected vendor.
Interested to check out whether TokuDB or TokuMX is right for your application? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.