RethinkDB Adds Automatics Failover to NoSQL Solution

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rdbby Angela Guess

Chris Preimesberger reports for eWeek, “RethinkDB, a scalable NoSQL database that uses intelligence and automation to keep its data content up to date and available at all times, on Aug. 17 released a new version of its product that features automatic failover in case of a power failure or other unplanned outage. RethinkDB 2.1, tested in beta by developers for months, enables server clusters to automatically select and deploy a substitute machine if one fails, thereby adding enterprise-class reliability to the content management system. This is a Godsend for developers building real-time apps, because the RethinkDB automation pushes new information to update query results in real time.”

He goes on, “With RethinkDB, developers can get a scalable real-time Web app deployed in a much shorter time frame and with fewer engineering resources, thanks to the automation that comes with it. The automatic failover takes away the need for human intervention and improves system reliability, relieving companies of the threat of downtime, which can be both costly and cumbersome. The secret sauce in this feature is the Raft consensus protocol, which took 12 months to test and implement. Developed at Stanford University in 2013, Raft’s influence is growing quickly in distributed computing and related fields.”

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