How does Altibase compare to other open source databases?

Altibase is an open source database but is enterprise grade.

  • Altibase is a time-tested and proven DBMS. Altibase has 17 years of experience in producing, selling and supporting DBMS solutions for over 600 enterprise clients including 8 of Fortune Global 500.
  • Altibase is a most reliable DBMS. Altibase has been deployed exclusively for various mission critical applications where mere minutes of downtime can translate into millions of dollars in losses and lead to serious litigation and financial risks.
  • Altibase was included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for operational DBMSs in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Altibase is a relational DBMS and is compatible and interoperable with Oracle and other legacy DBMSs.
  • Altibase has nearly a 100% customer retention rate.

Enterprise customers are almost always the most discerning customers. While some companies are often willing to assume some risks by adopting the latest and sometimes unproven technologies, enterprise clients tend to take a much more calculated approach to adoption. Particularly those with mission critical systems need the security and peace of mind provided by strict SLAs, technical support availability and responsiveness. The cost savings from use of open source DBMSs do not always justify the downtime or compliance risks. In addition, the ability to interoperate with other core systems is a significant cause for concern. Enterprise clients demand the following:

  • High quality standards and stability
  • Strong functionality and ability to interoperate with other systems
  • Ability to scale effectively with demanding and/or very large workloads
  • Robust disaster recovery and high availability features
  • High quality documentation and 24/7 technical support availability
  • Quality reference customers
  • Experience with Fortune 500 companies

The reality is that the vast majority of enterprises are unwilling to risk their most mission critical systems on open source products with questionable product stability and support.

This situation has left enterprises without any attractive and/or viable options for decades. Stay with legacy databases and pay exorbitant costs for stability, accountability and support. Or switch to open source databases and take the risk of being hung out to dry during a disaster situation.

This is where Altibase should come into play. All things considered, Altibase is an attractive and viable choice. Altibase is an open source but is enterprise grade. Altibase has 17 years of experience in servicing over 600 enterprise customers including 8 of Fortune Global 500.

With Altibase, you can reap the benefits of both low costs provided by open source DBMSs and peace of mind and accountability provided by legacy incumbent DBMSs.

As Gartner’s Magic Quadrant indicates, Altibase is renowned for its legendary support and superior customer satisfaction, spanning 17 years.

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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