Saturday, February 28, 2009

Y Combinator’s FathomDB looks pretty neat

FathomDB provides relational databases under the utility/service model. They say that they automate the low-level DBA tasks (backup/monitoring); and also provide performance analysis tools that facilitate the high level DBA tasks.

Final pricing for the service is still being determined, but the company plans to charge a small (~10-20%) markup over standard EC2 prices.

I think this is pretty neat. It's a great trend. I hope they don't have any 'center point of failure', I hope their monitoring resources and backup locations are widely distributed. I think DB backup brings in a lot of value.

This screenshot at Techcrunch looks pretty interesting:


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