VoltDB is a blazingly fast relational database system. It is specifically designed to run on modern scale-out architectures: fast, inexpensive servers connected via high-speed data networks. It is aimed at a new generation of database applications - real-time feeds, sensor-driven data streams, micro-transactions, low-latency trading systems - requiring database throughput that can reach millions of operations per second. What’s more, the applications that use this data must scale on demand, provide flawless fault tolerance, and enable real-time visibility into the data that drives business value. It includes client application drivers for applications written in Java, C++, C#, PHP, and Python. VoltDB community members have also authored client libraries for Erlang, Ruby and Node.js. There are streaming export capabilities for leading analytic database environments, including Apache Hadoop.
Hades is a high availability (HA) data source. This HA data source contains two other data sources: the main one and the failover one. The HA data source exposes one of them at a time and can automatically switch between them when certain conditions are met. These conditions are highly configurable. By default, when the main data source is overloaded, the failover data source is used. The load of a data base is determined on the basis of the average execution time of some configurable SQL statement that is examined periodically. The HA data source exposes through JMX its state and also operations for manual switching between the two contained data sources in case automatic switching must be suppressed for some reason.