SkySQL’s New Database Tool

by Andrew S
The article talks about how a company named SkySQL released a configuration tool that deploys databases to a cloud environment.  SkySQL offers its services to database administrators that lack the technical skills to transfer databases to a cloud environment.  The new company will offer its services on Amazon Web Services(AWS).  Through this new configuration, it allows its users to manage instances, isolate and reconfigure individual nodes, and backup and restore.  The article informs the reader about the compatibility of the new service and how it is compliant with the three most used MySQL distributions.  MySQL is a growing trend that allows companies to seek the latest performance optimization technologies.  SkySQL provides a lucrative service that received funding from a number of investors that hope to see the company grow and evolve.

The article relates to this week’s lecture topic because it explores the boundaries of databases and its movement into a cloud environment.  I thought this article was very interesting as it explored the up and coming new idea of an emerging company.  With the constant growth of technology, new methods are always appearing in the area of file processing.  There are many advantages of databases, and storing them in cloud environments are just one of the components of database environments.

Database management has always been an important aspect of any business and the fact that there are always new methods and tools being discovered fascinate me.  It reveals that there is an unlimited amount of potential for a company to always make itself more efficient, in this case moving the database into a cloud environment.  There are many up and coming ideas to see in order to improve advantages for database management and rid the disadvantages that make it less efficient.

Williams, A. (2012, September 24). Skysql Releases Tool for Deploying and Scaling Databases to Amazon Web Services. Retrieved from

2 thoughts on “SkySQL’s New Database Tool

  • September 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I find it interesting that SkySQL sells cloud computing to major organizations such as AWS. Now, data can be stored in a “cloud” system as backup instead of physical storage. I agree with you that it is very fascinating that there are always new tools and methods being implemented to store data. It makes me wonder how far can we go with data storage in the future.

  • October 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    A lot of great business ideas are to provide service that others need, this is a typical example, as the need to deploy and scale traditional databases to the cloud such as what Amazon offers increases, the opportunity arises, and the ones gets ready first and fast has the potential to succeed, as the people who funded the startup with $4 million would agree. At the same time though i can also imagine big competitors as Amazon, Microsoft and Google would also offer such consulting services.

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