ScaleArc and DriveDev Partner to Deliver Highly Scalable Database Infrastructures

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Partnership records first joint customer as DriveDev deploys ScaleArc iDB for top-selling game developer.

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We chose to partner with ScaleArc because we feel ScaleArc iDB is in a class by itself.

ScaleArc, the leader in database infrastructure software that optimizes database scalability, performance and availability, and DriveDev, a DevOps consulting firm that helps its clients build highly-scalable infrastructures in today’s cloud-based environments, today announced that they have entered into a partnership, and also announced their first joint customer. Under the partnership, DriveDev will deploy ScaleArc iDB for their clients who need to transparently scale their database environments while improving performance and availability, and ScaleArc will introduce DriveDev to customers who need a DevOps-as-a-Service solution.

“We chose to partner with ScaleArc because we feel ScaleArc iDB is in a class by itself,” said Aaron Lee, chief technology officer at DriveDev. “ScaleArc iDB is the only solution we’ve discovered that provides real-time SQL query visibility and analytics, transparent caching for optimized performance, SQL clustering, read/write split, and dynamic load balancing – all of which lead to higher availability and capacity in RDS environments, as well as greater runtime control.”

“We are thrilled to add DriveDev to our growing roster of technology, consulting, and VAR partners,” said Justin Barney, president and chief operating officer of ScaleArc. “DriveDev offers deep expertise in building highly scalable database infrastructures, and is a great fit for our customers who need a DevOps-as-a-Service partner. We are pleased that the experts at DriveDev have selected ScaleArc iDB as their go-to solution for database scalability, performance, and availability.

The ScaleArc-DriveDev partnership has already produced a joint customer win. DriveDev was recently commissioned by the developer of one of the world’s best-selling first-person shooter games to help them prepare for a new gaming social network launching with their biggest title of the year. The game’s social network is hosted on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 environment, using the Relational Database Service (RDS). DriveDev recognized the need to support 10 times growth, and to provide real-time SQL analytics. Given DriveDev’s understanding of the scalability limitations of RDS, DriveDev deployed ScaleArc iDB as the ideal solution for their game developer client.

“Deploying ScaleArc iDB within Amazon is an ideal way to cut risk and reduce time to market, as it allowed our developers to focus on the applications while significantly boosting uptime, solving scalability challenges and improving both performance of and visibility into the RDS environment,” said Aaron Lee. “Plus, ScaleArc iDB’s advanced analytics allowed us to pinpoint network issues, often before Amazon acknowledges them.”

About ScaleArc iDB
ScaleArc iDB simplifies the way database environments are deployed and managed, and optimizes database performance and availability. ScaleArc iDB delivers the following benefits:

  • provides instant visibility into all database traffic with granular real-time SQL analytics
  • delivers the world’s first transparent SQL-NoSQL hybrid caching engine (patent-pending) which lets any application use a NoSQL cache without any code changes or drivers
  • enables instant scalability and higher availability for databases with dynamic clustering, load balancing, surge protection, and sharding capabilities.

ScaleArc iDB inserts transparently between applications and databases, requiring no modifications to applications or databases to deploy. Customers who deploy ScaleArc iDB are able to reduce troubleshooting times from days or hours to minutes, realize significantly higher uptime, achieve instant vertical and horizontal scaling of their existing database infrastructure, experience up to 60x faster query performance, and strengthen the overall security of their databases. ScaleArc iDB is available for MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database environments.

About ScaleArc
ScaleArc is the leader in a new category of database infrastructure software that simplifies the way database environments are deployed and managed, optimizes database performance and availability, and lowers costs without any changes to applications or databases. Customers include, Demand Media, Disney UTV, Flipkart, KIXEYE, Sazze (, Weather Decision Technologies and others, with a typical ROI of 3 months or less. ScaleArc is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley and is backed by Accel Partners, Trinity Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners. Learn more at

About DriveDev
DriveDev supports operational excellence at leading internet properties. Our devops teams coach, train, and implement continuous delivery software development and agile operations practices. DriveDev designs, implements, optimizes, and maintains complex deployments across multiple availability-zones, different data centers, and multiple providers, and equips your operations teams with the tools needed to meet SLAs and proactively resolve issues before they are failures. For more information, please visit

ScaleArc, ScaleArc iDB, and the ScaleArc logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ScaleArc, Inc. in the United States and other countries. DriveDev is a trademark of DriveDev, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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