WiredTiger is rethinking data management for modern hardware with a focus on multi-core scalability and maximizing the value of every byte of RAM.
CPUs are no longer getting faster, and the cost of additional CPUs is approaching zero. Disk transfer speeds are relatively slower, compared to memory speeds, than a decade ago. Finally, power is the biggest cost of the data center. For these reasons, WiredTiger is focused on more efficient use of I/O bandwidth, multiple CPUs and large memory in a single server.
WiredTiger Data Store is optimized for high-throughput, big data applications. It can be configured for write-optimized (row-store) or read-optimized (column-store) access, as well as a hybrid of both.
It is available for download now under both an open source license and a commercial license. Consulting and support are available from the core WiredTiger engineering team.