xkoto today announced availability of GRIDSCALE 5.1, the latest release of its active-active solution for Microsoft SQL Server. GRIDSCALE 5.1 adds several features that enhance the performance and capabilities of the industry’s first shared-nothing solution for SQL Server, including native driver support and a new Cluster Lock Manager.
GRIDSCALE 5.1 features a new, “driverless” configuration mode for Microsoft SQL Server. By implementing the Microsoft SQL Server tabular data stream (TDS) protocol, GRIDSCALE is now compatible with native SQL Server drivers, including ADO, .NET Framework, and OLE DB. Plus, GRIDSCALE can now simultaneously manage multiple SQL Server instances using popular tools such as Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Manager.
The latest version of GRIDSCALE also includes:
- An entirely new Cluster Lock Manager that coordinates row-level transactions across disparate database servers for enhanced performance of online transaction processing (OLTP) applications
- Automatic recovery of database failures without IT intervention
- Automatic recovery for clients that need seamless access across data centers
- Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008