Welcome to staila technologies
After developing for a long time behind hidden walls, staila has decided to share opinions and findings on hot features with interested people. Our posts will cover technology, use-cases, benchmarks and other topics related to our product. For those among you who are not familiar with staila technologies and Mercury, I have the pleasure to give an introduction on both.
staila technologies is an official ETH Zurich (Switzerland) spin-off company, which was founded in January 2009 in Winterthur (Switzerland). Currently the company is located in Zurich (Technopark). A great team of dedicated engineers has built the next generation enterprise system. Currently I have the pleasure to manage the company. I hold a MSc degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and have a strong sense for business and experience with various multinational companies.
Mercury, our product, is a low-level, modular enterprise platform written in C. The headless appliance allows to build applications which are able to run as closely as possible to the hardware and hence eliminates performance bottlenecks introduced by various software layers typically present in other systems. Compared to other platform approaches such as FPGA, Mercury does not require a special purpose hardware. It is able to run on commodity 64-bit multicore architectures. Mercury contains many state-of-the-art components and is a hybrid between an application server and a database. The core infrastructure of the platform contains, tightly integrated, a fail-safe persistent storage optimized for SSD, full transaction support, a compiler which is part of the runtime, an in-memory database and messaging functionality.
Today we have a first post on in-memory data management. In the future we will try to publish new posts every two weeks, covering some specific topics related to staila and/or Mercury.
Many thanks for reading us!