Heimdall Data

Heimdall Data

5 / 5 3 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Heimdall Data is an add-on to your existing SQL database. Startup companies to large Enterprises will receive up to a 20x improvement in performance, and 5x improvement on scalability.


Average Ratings

3 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Heimdall Data
  • heimdalldata.com
  • Founded 2015
  • United States

About Heimdall Data

Heimdall Data auto-caches SQL for any database. There are ZERO changes to your existing application or data infrastructure. We are installed in your application server. Pretty cool? - Do you cache today? We plug into your storage of choice (e.g. Redis, Memcache): Cache invalidation and synchronization across application server nodes. - Read/read splits and SQL sharding done with ease. No more coding.


Heimdall Data Features

  • Access Control
  • Code Assistance
  • Collaboration
  • Debugging
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Development
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Web Development
  • Administrator Level Control
  • Defect Tracking
  • Iteration Planning
  • Project Management
  • Release Management
  • Requirements Review
  • Task Management
  • Test Case Tracking
  • User Level Management
  • Version Control
  • Baseline Manager
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Full Transaction Diagnostics
  • Performance Control
  • Resource Management
  • Root-Cause Diagnosis
  • Server Performance
  • Trace individual transactions
  • Backup
  • Creation / Development
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Search
  • Database Conversion
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational Interface
  • Virtualization

Heimdall Data Reviews Recently Reviewed!

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Heimdall Data's SQL works as advertised quickly providing SQL acceleration on our app.

Nov 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Heimdall Data's SQL caching software was easy to install and provided an immediate increase in performance. Their analytic tools gave us insight what was really happening with our queries allowing us to optimize our code. Once optimized, not only was the raw SQL faster but the number of cache hits increased giving us even more performance. If you are serious about performance, you need to start with Heimdall.

Cons: Heimdall is not magic. As I mentioned, part of the problem was with the way that our SQL queries were being made. Heimdall did the caching immediately, but we needed to then use the analytics tools to figure out how to further optimize our code. Once we did that, our cache hits went up and we got even more performance.

Overall: Performance plus insight into how to get even more performance. This has allowed us to better satisfy our app customers while cutting the cost of resources.

Insightful visibility into Wirespeed Database interactions

Feb 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Visibility
Ability to Optimize DB Traffic

Cons: Moderate Learning Curve during initial deployment.

Overall: It was a pleasure to find Heimdall Data and work with their team on several projects. The Heimdall Data Access Platform was the only solution I found for monitoring and evaluating database traffic

that was occurring in volumes of 1GB per five minute period. Through use of this tool, I found a vendors defect and pointed to previously unknown and unquantified performance degradations that were periodic.

I would recommend this for any database-dependent application because of this visibility. Heimdall Data through optimizations can also remedy peculiarities of a production application or CoS software package that a vendor may be slow to patch. My initial PoC with Heimdall found and

documented within a week, persistent and elusive application issues that I had spent months collecting packets for analysis in Riverbed tools. With the packet captures the volume of data was too large and made it impossible to perform troubleshooting of sporadic events.

The aggravation and hassle of packet analysis was quite frustrating, I literally lost whole weekends fighting to import packets with out Riverbed crashing. In contrast, The Heimdall Data install was painless on the App server, requiring only a simple configuration and was collecting data immediately on the wire. There was no modification of the Database server required. A good point to note as many DBAs are quite reluctant to install agents on DB servers as a matter of course.

Within the week, in consultation with Heimdall Data the anomalies and performance degradations were pinpointed. It was a pleasure working with the whole team and their insight and ability to provide assistance pushed the PoC through to a documented success.

I would recommend Heimdall Data to anyone troubleshooting sporadic and performance issues - the icing on the cake is that Heimdall Data can optimize the database traffic as well, and this is a serious issue to consider when dealing with closed source or complex schema.

I believe that where Heimdall Data shines is the support they perform in a PoC the expertise they bring to the table is phenomenal and this is why I must give the tool four stars. I think the customer service and rapid turn around that I saw in the PoC demonstrated significant time saved. While you may be able to get up to speed in a year and be prepared to deploy future applications on your own, I would ask for a Professional Services quote first as they are quite efficient and can save you time.

Recommendations to other buyers: Professional services and technical support in PoC were fantastic, I loved working with the whole team.

Super impressed with ease of implementation

Dec 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of installation.
Performance improvements to my application
Visuals to help see that it's working

Cons: Documentation

Overall: I was prototyping Heimdall Data's solution with a local application. Primarily to learn it, with the plan of implementing in a production cloud application in the near future. First and foremost, I'm impressed with the ease of installation. I had it up and running my application (python) and a MySQL database. It probably took all of 10 minutes. Once it was up and running, and I found how to configure the 'analyze' component, I literally had a one click cache option. Ok, maybe it was 2-3 clicks to setup, enable and then monitor the speed improvements of my application.

The built-in charts/graphs show cache hits, query performance etc. Very slick to see the improvements.

I know there are other features, that I just haven't gotten to yet. I'm very interested in the redundant/failover use case. I'll be doing a blog/write up @ http://fauie.com in the super near future about my findings.

Recommendations to other buyers: Super simple to get up and running. Give it a shot.

Vendor Response

by Heimdall Data on December 27, 2016

Glad to hear that you are happy with our "All things SQL" solution. Product feedback is always welcomed.