More databases, more information to manage, more rules
that govern how you manage it.
Organizations face a growing need for more databases to
store the ever-growing amounts of information going into those databases, an
efficient means to manage that data and a method to ensure they are in
compliance with whatever regulatory standard they need to abide by.
GridApp's Clarity provides a single dashboard, one
comprehensive view, into managing multiple databases. Rather than managing 500
databases individually, a DBA is able to manage all of the databases through
one console. And when Rob Gardos,
CEO of GridApp Systems says manage, he doesn't mean tuning the SQL, he's
talking about monitoring, automated patch management, moving resource capacity,
incrementally scaling databases, auditing, tracking exception-based events and
other automated system level tasks.
GridApp Systems provides a comprehensive method for
organizations to monitor and manage their heterogeneous distributed database
structure. GridApp's Clarity offers one unified view for system level tasks
such as applying patches, auditing user activity and encrypting specific data
on the database.
told Database Journal, "With our Clarity Enterprise Software, we
can essentially de-couple the database and the physical server, in the sense
that views become objects, servers become pools of resources and databases
become business objects that are performing a specific function. By doing
that, our software facilitates the moving of these business objects,
specifically your databases, across all of your physical servers."
If a particular database business object requires additional
capacity, Clarity can either move that business object to a machine that has
more capacity, or in the case of distributed environments like Oracle RAC and
UDB, additional physical servers can literally be added to support the database
The GridApp solution transforms the static, inflexible world
of databases into a completely dynamic, self-compensating world where the
database is portable and can literally be moved from one server to another on
the fly. DBAs can not only monitor, patch and audit activity but can more
efficiently use all of their resources as they start to think of their
databases as portable objects rather than static entities that live on a
Along those same lines, another piece of functionality
offered by Clarity is the ability to add capacity, physical servers, to support
an individual database when needed, and to do so online, on the fly. For
example, a database starts to slow down due to excessive traffic. Based on
pre-determined rules set by the DBA, the GridApp solution literally grabs
physical capacity from elsewhere in the infrastructure, allowing the database
to process more transactions. When the spike has passed, the system
relinquishes that capacity, giving it back to the pool where it sits in a ready
state to be distributed elsewhere when needed. .
Clarity's virtualization capabilities allow companies to
achieve tangible cost savings by harnessing more power out of their existing
database infrastructure and avoiding unnecessary investments in new hardware to
accommodate spikes in demand. The combination of Clarity's virtualization and database
management capabilities offer a comprehensive solution to the complex problem
of database management and monitoring.
Headquartered in New York City, GridApp Systems, Inc. was
founded in 2002. The company was formed to implement the database management
vision conceived from the team's field experience operating a major e-commerce
For additional information, please visit http://www.gridapp.com/.