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Mar162008

Do you have any questions for the Elastra CEO?

It looks like in the near future I'll have a chance to interview the Elastra CEO. Elastra provides standard
databases--MySQL, EnterpriseDB and PostgreSQL-- on top of EC2 and S3. They are selling aggressive pricing, expandable and contactable database resource usage in response to demand, and a simple management and operations interface to well known databases deployed in a cloud. Elastra could be an important option for developers looking for a more traditional cloudy database.

I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions for questions you would like answered? What would you like to know about their service? What are you looking for in a cloudy database? What would stop you from adopting it or what would make you decide to adopt it? Any ideas you have would help a lot and will probably be better than anything I have.

Reader Comments (5)

Sure I have :

Do you think to provide your service in Europe base datacenters any soon?

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterAdrien

* SLA?
* Metrics for insert and read speeds?
* How would they support different environments, such as testing, development, and production?
* Security?

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterFred Lee

What are some larger scale production sites using Elastra as their database? Nothing convinces like working examples.

When you say $0.50/server/hour - what size instance are we talking about?

Do we have direct access to the machines if we should need to make any specific changes? Are we allowed to add our own software to the servers?

Is this usable on any Xen setup, or just EC2? Cloud computing isn't going away, but if Amazon can't monetize this and EC2 goes away - what happens to my setup?

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterUltimateBrent

How many rows / GB in the biggest db they support?

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'd like to see a comparison between Microsoft, Masso, RightScale, and SimpleDB.

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterDB Guy

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