As an xkoto business partner we received offical notification a couple of weeks ago that they had been acquired by Teradata Corporation. The announcement has now gone public – more details here. Xkoto was the creator of the clustering technology GRIDSCALE which was designed to improve database availability and scalability with minimal impact to the application. GRIDSCALE has now been withdrawn from sale with new customers still being supported but not able to purchase new licenses.
This is an interesting turn of events, especially considering the latest product update for the DB2 LUW platform from IBM – pureScale. You may have read about Triton’s involvement with pureScale when we became the first IBM Business Partners in Europe to work with the product. With GRIDSCALE leaving the market, pureScale is currently the only solution for increasing resilience and scalability for DB2 LUW.
We are continuing to build our skills on pureScale and we’re expecting to hear some new announcements from IBM soon so watch this space.