Out of control costs were a major factor in the explosion of new (and often ‘free’) database products introduced in recent years. But businesses are now learning that lower up-front investment can quickly become irrelevant with excessive hardware requirements or the rising costs of DBA expertise.
Although many VoltDB customers start their relationship with us after hitting performance limitations with alternative technologies, they are often surprised by the demonstrably lower TCO (total cost of ownership) of the platform. As well as eliminating overly expensive licensing fees, VoltDB requires no expensive hardware, involves significantly less DBA interaction, and uses resources far more efficiently. For example, being ~11x faster than a traditional RDBMS and 4-5x faster than some NoSQL alternatives avoids unnecessary CPU activity. A VoltDB license covers a real or virtual server, regardless of how many CPU cores it has.