How does Altibase compare to open source databases?

Open source databases have grown rapidly and are starting to receive widespread acceptance in the business community. However, the vast majority of the success of open source databases is attributable to their low cost despite their technical immaturity.

For very simple non-mission critical use cases, open source databases are often ideal. When downtime measured in hours or days is acceptable, the promise of a database solution with no up front licensing costs is extremely attractive.

However, enterprise use cases are often quite different. Enterprise customers need stability and product maturity. They need the peace of mind and accountability of knowing that the vendor will contractually provide 24/7 support. They also need to know that they are using a solution where downtime is measured in seconds or minutes if it ever occurs at all. After all, the costs and compliance risks of downtime often far exceed the cost of even the most grossly overpriced database solution.

Altibase has a well-established installation base for enterprises with over 550 clients and thousands of mission critical deployments worldwide in wide use cases. As Gartner’s Magic Quadrant indicates, Altibase is renowned for its legendary support and superior customer satisfaction, spanning 16 years. At the same time, Altibase is able to do this while simultaneously maintaining licensing and support agreements that significantly undercut other enterprise grade DBMS providers.

If cutting costs is the only concern, open source is often a fantastic option. But if product maturity, technical support availability and stability are also key factors in your decision making process, then it is time to evaluate other options.

Altibase has competed with other open source databases. Following case studies include related stories.

 

Altibase vs. Open Source Databases

Category

Value Index

Altibase

Open Source Databases

Product

Life cycle

Permanent

Non-permanent

Stability

Guaranteed

Limited

Performance

Guaranteed

Limited

Security

High

Low

Roadmap

Planned

Unplanned

Standard Compliance

Standard

Non-standard

Scalability

Unlimited

Limited

Replication

HA

Limited

Windows Compatibility

High

Low

R&D

and Support

Development

Professional dedicated developers

Volunteered developers

Support

Organized

Limited

Problem Solving

24/7/365 support

Support by thrid parties

 

Altibase vs. MariaDB, an Example of Open Source Database

Function

Altibase

MariaDB

Sub-Query

Supported

Supported

Hierarchical Query

Supported

Not supported

Array Processing

Supported

Supported

MOVE Technology

Supported

Not supported

Queue

Supported

Supported

Synonym

Supported

Not supported

DB Link

Supported

Supported

Table Partitioning

Supported

Supported

User Defined Type

Supported

Supported

Online Backup

Supported

Supported

Monitoring View

Supported

Supported

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