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Where can I download Altibase?
You can download Altibase on Free Download.
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Where can I get manuals for Altibase?
You can download Altibase manuals on Manuals.
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Where can I download Altibase source files?
You can download Altibase open source files at github.com/altibase.
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Where can I get Altibase tools?
You can get Altibase tools on Free Download.
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How do I get patches and updates for Altibase?
Altibase uploads patches and updates periodically on Free Download. Only the customers with Altibase Support Subscription can get emergency patches and updates.
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Which platforms does Altibase support?
You can find the supported platforms in Release Notes. You can find installation packages of each platforms on Free Download.
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Product

Can Altibase be deployed for mission critical systems?
Altibase has 17 years of experience of servicing over 600 enterprise clients including 8 of Fortune Global 500. Their adoption and utilization of Altibase is, in almost all cases, for their mission critical applications. For them, mere minutes of downtime can translate into millions of dollars in losses and can lead to serious legal disputes with their customers. Altibase has an over 90% customer retention rate.
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How does Altibase compare to MariaDB, PostgreSQL and EnterpriseDB?
Altibase databases have clear advantages over other open-source databases which lack many features and functions required by enterprise clients. In addition, they have limited maturity in the enterprise space. A major weakness is their inability to support in real time and by real people.
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How does Altibase compare to Oracle, SAP Hana and IBM DB2?
Altibase is an open source DBMS whereas Oracle and other legacy vendors are closed source ones. Consequently, there are no license costs with Altibase. With its flexible subscription fees, Altibase can cater to your IT budget according to your specific DB needs and requirements so that you can minimize or eliminates unnecessary expenditures. Altibase provides most of the functions/features that Oracle does. And Altibase has its own unique advantage: Altibase combines an in-memory database and an on-disk database to have the speed of in-memory and the storage capacity of on-disk into a single product and eliminates the need to purchase an in-memory database and an on-disk database separately, thus resulting in lower TCO.
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How does Altibase compare to TimesTen and other in-memory databases?
Altibase competes neck and neck with TimesTen and has proved that it provides superior performance to all other in-memory DBMSs in the form of 99.999% HA, horizontal and vertical scalability, hybrid DB technology, MOVE technology and more.
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How does Altibase compare to NoSQL?
Altibase provides real time ACID and SQL compliance whereas NoSQL does not support these features.
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How does Altibase compare to Oracle’s database buffer cache?
Occasionally, we will be asked why Altibase outperforms Oracle since Oracle uses a buffer cache to improve performance. They will say that the buffer cache resides in memory, and so it should perform equivalent to an in-memory database. This is categorically false. While it is true that the buffer cache resides in memory and dramatically improves performance, it is absolutely not identical to an in-memory database. The buffer cache typically can only store a very small subset of data, unless the database size is extremely small. Anytime a client requests data that does not currently exist in the buffer cache, it must fetch the data from the physical disk and load it into the buffer cache before it is read. This corresponding disk read dramatically reduces performance. In addition, this data caching is really only useful for reads. There is no real performance improvement when it comes to inserts, updates or deletes. In contrast, an in-memory database dramatically improves the total performance of the database regardless of the type of the SQL query made.
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Can Altibase interoperate with Oracle’s on-disk databases?
Yes. Many of our clients employ architectures utilizing Altibase for improved performance, while simultaneously using Oracle as the primary data store. Altibase provides OraAdapter, which is essentially a database link that allows modified data in Altibase to be sent directly into an Oracle database. For use cases where replacement of all Oracle databases is not feasible, this method provides the optimal balance of performance, cost savings and implementation simplicity.
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How does Altibase prevent data loss?
Altibase provide multiple durability levels so that a user can select an optimal durability level with consideration of its business. Altibase Enhanced Durability level guarantees no data loss with abnormal DBMS shutdown while Altibase Strict Durability level recovers 100% data even with abnormal hardware shutdown including power failure.
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What are the benefits of Altibase’s hybrid architecture?
A single database that delivers high intensity data processing through an in-memory database portion and large storage capacity through an on-disk database portion.
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How does Altibase cope with storage limitations?
Unlike other in-memory databases, Altibase leverages its hybrid architecture to eliminate limitations posed by other in-memory database vendors. Altibase can store data in memory, on disk or a combination of both.
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Does Altibase support standard SQL and other interfaces?
Yes, Altibase supports SQL-92 and SQL:1999 as well as other SQL provided by other DBMSs. Furthermore, Altibase provides high compatibility with the standard interface.
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Does Altibase have its own tools for database management and monitoring?
Yes. Altibase has many tools used for SQL execution, migration, replication management, monitoring, query analysis, etc.
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How does Altibase back up data?
Altibase supports online, offline and utility backup solutions to prevent unexpected disasters such as data loss, data corruption, storage failure, etc.
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Does Altibase support Business Intelligence (BI) solutions?
Yes, Altibase can be used for Data Marts in BI solutions for analytical purposes. Altibase is not ideal for data warehouses because the size of data warehouses often exceeds the maximum possible storage capacity of RAM today.
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Can the same performance be achieved by using cache solutions?
No. Caching is a good strategy to use when specific query results need to be returned quickly. However, using this method does not give full flexibility for increasing performance amongst all data and operations.
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Which platforms does Altibase support?
Altibase is multi-platform, and can be run on almost all enterprise operating systems and platforms. Click read more to see an extensive list of supported platforms.
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How does Altibase perform as a persistent cache?
Altibase has persistent cache in-memory which eliminates common issues associated with commercial caching solutions.
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Is it safe to use Altibase with regard to Intellectual Property?
Yes. It is completely safe to use all Altibase products as they are 100% free of any IP infringement. You are extremely well protected when using every Altibase product. Intellectual property is an increasingly important area of concern when making a software purchase. If you are selling a software solution that uses an infringing database, you may be liable for the financial consequences even if the IP infringement does not reside within your application! Many companies try to get around this by signing contracts with database companies ensuring that they are not liable for any infringements on the part of their database vendors. But the fact remains that customers should always exercise due diligence in making sure that their products are completely free of any IP infringement. In today's litigious society, the risks are far too high to ignore this facet of vendor selection.
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How does Altibase enhance data security?
Data security can only be achieved by a holistic approach. Altibase provides strict data security covering all aspects of its product with extreme speed of in-memory database. Representative data security related features are its secure communication support, Audit SQL support and standard integration method support for 3rd party encryption solutions. Altibase also provides various additional security related features such as policy based password management, IP access control, object privileges and the list goes on.
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Does Altibase support vertical and horizontal scaling?
Altibase can scale vertically and horizontally without any issues. Moreover, Altibase can scale out horizontally via sharding.
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Does Altibase support data partitioning?
Yes. Data partitioning is the division of a large database object into several small pieces for easier management. Objects can be partitioned in three ways: list, range and hash.
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How does Altibase handle disaster recovery?
Altibase provides a time-proven solution that prevents database/server downtime and virtually eliminates the potentially negative effects of system outages. Altibase provides non-stop HA solutions to customers with Altibase disaster recovery solution that has features of in-memory based real time replication for synchronous data and storage duplication and in-memory based real time backup and recovery.
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How does Altibase replication compare to Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC)?
Oracle RAC and Altibase replication are similar in that they can both be used to enable high availability architectures. While Oracle RAC implementations are notoriously expensive, Altibase replication is free of charge.
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How do I download patches and updates for Community Edition?
We will provide patches and updates as a single installation file. You can choose to do a full install, or just patch your current installation.
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Are there any tools available for Community Edition?
Community Edition is equipped with various tools for SQL execution, migration, replication, monitoring, query analysis, etc. regardless of the edition.
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Which platforms does Community Edition support?
Community Edition can run on all platforms that Altibase supports.
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Where can I download Community Edition?
Altibase Community Edition is a freely downloadable version.
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How does Community Edition compare to Enterprise Edition?
Community Edition provides the same functions, features and tools as Enterprise Edition but has data size limitations of 4GB in-memory and 8GB on disk.
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What is Altibase Community Edition?
Altibase Community Edition is a free ACID compliant, SQL -standard relational database management system. It is the free version of Altibase, the only hybrid database in the industry that seamlessly combines an in-memory database with an on-disk database utilizing a uniform interface that simplifies data processing for maximum efficiency.
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Where can I get manuals for Community Edition?
You can download manuals from Manuals Menu. You can also get other Technical Information and online training from Resource Menu.
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Subscription

Whom do I contact to get Altibase’s support?
Altibase Support Subscription customers can use telephone, email (support@altibase.com) or support.altibase.com.
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Do I need to purchase licenses in order to use Altibase?
No. Altibase is a freely downloadable open source DBMS and you do not need to.
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Whom do I contact in the event of an emergency?
Urgent inquiries can be placed through emergency call service; Altibase's technical specialists will reply to inquiries in a quick and efficient manner.
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Does Altibase provide global technical support?
Yes. Altibase has offices and partners around the world to provide 24/7/365 customer service. With over 16 years of experience supporting global customers, we have a robust support process in place to maximize availability and mean time to resolution.
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How is Altibase’s Quality of Service (QoS)?
Altibase provides our clients with best-in-class QoS. Altibase has over 18 years of experience with enterprise-level technical support and many satisfied long term reference customers.
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Does Altibase provide health check services?
Yes. Altibase provides preventative health check services to ensure maximum availability and performance for your Altibase implementation.
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Migration

Do clients choose Altibase over Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and others?
Yes. Clients have consistently chosen Altibase over Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and others. Altibase’s in-memory databases have replaced many traditional on-disk databases in various industries that require real time solutions since 1999. Altibase now has over 600 global enterprise clients with thousands of mission critical deployments.
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What is Altibase’s migration process?
Altibase’s migration methodology is backed by over 17 years of experience and offers precise data migration through its rigorous system analysis, application risk analysis and industry-leading quality assurance. Altibase provides a free migration utility called Migration Center to help simplify and streamline the migration process for concerned customers. Unless the use case is extremely complex, migration can be completed in just the span of a few weeks. For very simple use cases, it can take just days. Click 'Read More' to see a detailed overview of the migration process.
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Does Altibase guarantee data consistency after migration?
Yes. Altibase guarantees data consistency with proven methodology and extensive battle-tested experience. Altibase's Migration Center executes a validity check to ensure that the data in the source database and the data that were migrated to the target database are identical. In addition, if there are any inconsistencies Migration Center will generate a report so that the user can intervene.
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How does Altibase migrate data from legacy systems?
Altibase offers an automation tool: Migration Center. It migrates various kinds of data objects from sources to target databases and ensures 100% data integrity and consistency.
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What changes should I expect in my applications after migration?
Negligible. It is simple to update applications for use with Altibase because Altibase provides standard database interfaces that use common syntax as defined in SQL:1999. Upon completion, you will experience extreme performance, flexibility, data integrity, low latency and high throughput.
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How long does the migration process take?
The migration process takes approximately one day per TB of data. If your system can handle concurrent processing, approximately 4TB of data can be migrated per day. If you have a significant amount of data (petabytes), we can use parallelization to expedite the migration.
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Training

What is Altibase Training Service?
Altibase provides online training and on-site training for customers and partners.
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Where can I take Online Training?
Altibase provides online training through Online Training page for free.
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Does Altibase provide online materials?
Yes, Altibase provides online training materials.
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Why do I need an Altibase certification?
The Altibase Certification guarantees professional qualification as a specialist in Altibase. This certification can only be obtained through Altibase Certification Program (ACP).
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Where can I get more help?
Altibase provides online forum (http://jira.altibase.com), a discussion board where users can discuss questions and help each other.
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Subscription

Whom do I contact for Altibase Subscription?
Altibase global sales representatives are available 24/7/365 via phone or e-mail. Please refer to the chart below for your specific region.
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Does Altibase produce a quick ROI for its clients?
Absolutely. Altibase saves time, reduces hardware resources and adds to its clients’ bottom line in a variety of ways.
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