Native support for SQL and NoSQL has been added to Citrix Systems’ NetScaler, which until now had specialized in high-availability only for applications. […] The change means NetScaler works with Microsoft’s SQL Server, MySQL and NoSQL data stores and Yahoo!’s number-crunching platform Hadoop and Google’s MapReduce, Citrix said. […] NetScaler sits in front of the web server to mange and balance the traffic. With the addition of SQL and NoSQL, NetScaler will now sit in front of relational and non relational data stores and clusters such as Hadoop and architectures like MapReduce and serve up photos, Tweets, status updates, e-transactions, or enterprise sales reports.
What if you don’t believe in magic and ask:
- what NoSQL databases are supported?
- how can NetScaler be more than a load balancer?
When you read about Twitter’s Gizzard — the library for creating distributed datastores — there’s no mention of magic.
Original title and link: Citrix sprinkles apps magic on SQL, NoSQL data (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)