ScaleArc Named a Sample Vendor in Gartner's IT Service Continuity Management Hype Cycle 2015

SQL Load Balancing Cited as Maturing Technology Drawing Increased Attention from Major Systems Vendors

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ScaleArc, a leading provider of database load balancing software, today announced that it was mentioned as a sample vendor in Gartner's Hype Cycle for IT Service Continuity Management, 2015 (1).

Gartner identified ScaleArc for its SQL Load Balancing software. According to the Gartner Hype Cycle for IT Service Continuity Management, "Requirements for improved IT service continuity and delivery are driving increasing number of multi-server database deployments that span corporate data centers and public clouds. These scaled deployments have a need for increased front-end access intelligence that ensures that disruptive events at the database layer are largely transparent to application end users. Over the past four years, a number of vendors have developed intelligent SQL load balancing technology to support access transparency assurance and scale-out performance in either traditional or hybrid data centers."

"Coming on the heels of being named a Gartner Cool Vendor in April (2), we believe our inclusion in Gartner's Hype Cycle validates the importance of SQL database load balancing for IT uptime," said Justin Barney president and CEO of ScaleArc. "We're especially proud to be the only example vendor in the report that satisfies the full breadth of functionality Gartner cites – application transparency, multi-database support, and on premise and cloud support."

In the Hype Cycle, Gartner identified specific benefits that can be realized from SQL database load balancing. "Because of its broad applicability to improving both IT service continuity and end-to-end performance of both internal and cloud-based applications that use SQL databases, the technology has a strong potential for delivering improved database operating efficiency and agility benefits. While these benefits are applicable to a wide range of vertical industries, they may be especially attractive to e-commerce and SaaS providers whose availability and/or end-to-end response time service-level effectiveness may be constrained by the limitations of legacy load balancing or clustering mechanisms. Among the first vertical industries to adopt SQL load balancing are e-commerce, SaaS, financial services, and content/media."

Gartner further noted "The technology is maturing and is drawing increased attention (as well as support) from major system vendors. The technology is rooted in server load balancing which has been available for over 20 years. What's new is the application of load balancing to support dedicated SQL applications and support for virtual database partitioning (individual partitions are referred to as "shards"). As a result, Gartner is initially positioning SQL load balancing at the trigger-peak midpoint with a projected two to five-year period for reaching the plateau."

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[1] Gartner Inc. "Hype Cycle for IT Service Continuity Management, 2015" by John P. Morency, July 28, 2015
[2] Gartner Inc. "Cool Vendors in DBMS, 2015" by Merv Adrian, Nick Heudecker, Adam M. Ronthal, April 9, 2015


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