written by John Hugg on June 1, 2010
This is a follow up to a previous post on Benchmarking VoltDB against Cassandra on Key-Value-like workloads.
What’s the point of this benchmark?
Point 1: Demonstrate SQL can be fast. Say what you want about our numbers and benchmark, but the language used to manipulate data was SQL and it clearly wasn’t bottlenecking VoltDB performance. We wanted to show the assumption that dropping SQL is a precondition for performance and scalability is false.
Point 2: VoltDB competes well on simple workloads like the key-value puts and gets, as well as complex