POSCO Chooses Altibase over Oracle and Lowers Database-Related TCO by 60%

POSCO Chooses Altibase over Oracle and Lowers Database-Related TCO by 60%

Altibase is pleased to announce that POSCO, the world’s fourth largest steel maker, has installed Altibase in-memory/hybrid database. The Altibase database will allow POSCO to get real-time data from its blast furnaces while reducing the total cost of ownership by 60 percent.

Altibase has completed the installation of its in-memory/hybrid database for POSCO for its manufacturing execution system (MES). POSCO, a South Korean steel maker and a Fortune Global 500 company, chose Altibase over all other databases to upgrade its IT infrastructure for its aging blast furnaces.

POSCO needed a database to obtain, analyze and detect data related to any flaws of inner linings of blast furnaces in real time. The company conducted a series of BMTs among Oracle, Oracle TimesTen and Altibase. Oracle and Oracle TimesTen were dropped in the final runoff mainly due to cost issues. Altibase was chosen on the basis of its performance and reliability compared to Oracle and Oracle TimesTen at a fraction of their cost.

Several other factors made POSCO go ahead with Altibase:

  • Altibase offers an all-in-one hybrid technology. The data can be stored and manipulated in main memory alone, on physical disk alone or a combination of both. This further lowers its cost of ownership since POSCO does not need to purchase an in-memory and a disk-resident database separately.
  • Altibase is open source. POSCO trusts Altibase’s product reliability and rich functionality, and will benefit from lower costs associated with open source databases for its future database deployments.
  • Altibase’s built-in replication features. These offer POSCO with peace of mind and accountability in the unexpected failure of its master servers.

The migration of data was done by POSCO using Migration Center, a free utility that Altibase provides to migrate various data objects from Oracle to Altibase. It ensures 100% data integrity and consistency. Integration was accomplished with Altibase’s ODBC/JDBC drivers that allow for hassle free integration with various applications provided by other vendors. For enhanced performance of replication, Altibase provides its unique parallel receiver apply technique, which further improves replication in comparison to Oracle and Oracle TimesTen.

We are pleased to announce that POSCO has adopted Altibase. This is yet another milestone for the product, and we are excited to offer the cutting-edge features of Altibase along with a very low total cost of ownership,” said Paul Nahm, Chairman, Altibase Corp.

After 20 years as a closed source database, Altibase is now open source. Learn more about Altibase at: https://youtu.be/pooexk0glK8, and download its open source database including sharding at: http://13.124.221.141.

For more information, please visit: http://13.124.221.141

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Altibase Announces that Samsung Electronics Has Replaced Oracle with Altibase for its Refurbishment System

Altibase Announces that Samsung Electronics Has Replaced Oracle with Altibase for its Refurbishment System

Altibase is pleased to announce that Samsung Electronics has adopted Altibase for its factories to produce refurbished products. By switching to Altibase, Samsung Electronics has significantly reduced its total cost of ownership, while taking advantage of high data processing speeds and hybrid features of Altibase over Oracle.

Samsung Electronics has recently set up factories to produce refurbished products. The company had found Oracle databases onerously expensive. Its license costs were too high, and so were its maintenance fees. After conducting a series of intensive benchmark tests to look for an alternative to Oracle, the company finally chose Altibase in 2018.

We are pleased to announce that Samsung Electronics has adopted Altibase for its refurbishing factories. This is a major milestone for the product, and we are excited to offer the cutting-edge features of Altibase along with a very low total cost of ownership,” said James Jang, CEO of Altibase Corp.

The Samsung factories are meant for refurbishing unused customer returns or defective products returned under warranty. Consequently, keeping manufacturing/operation costs as low as possible is the key to successful refurbishment. Databases comprise one of the largest and the most expensive segments of the enterprise software landscape and over 50% of the cost of its total application stack.

From its past experience of deploying Altibase, Samsung Electronics had no doubt as to Altibase’s product maturity, functionality and reliability. In addition, Altibase has its own unique advantage compared to Oracle: Altibase’s hybrid architecture allows for utilization of memory tables for high performance and disk tables for economical storage, and consequently it eliminates the need for Samsung Electronics to purchase an in-memory database and an on-disk database separately, further lowering total cost of ownership.

Highlights of Altibase adoption at Samsung Electronics: 

  • Altibase’s in-memory capabilities and advanced query optimization techniques provide Samsung Electronics with high performing data processing speed, which is mandatory for its MES with high throughput requirements.
  • Utilizing Altibase’s Migration Center, it was easy to convert complex Oracle procedures to Altibase procedures, and the migration from Oracle to Altibase was easy and straightforward.
  • High availability was achieved by reconfiguring with Altibase’s shared-nothing replication.
  • Altibase’s replication replaced the enormously expensive Oracle’s Real Application Cluster (RAC), eliminating the need to deploy an unnecessary 3rd party redundancy solution. The result is lower total cost of ownership.
  • Samsung Electronics made the most of Altibase’s scalar subquery caching technique. Using the technique, it could enhance the performance by over 100%, as its scalar subqueries have relatively smaller number of distinct values (NDV).

After nearly 20 years as a closed-source database, Altibase is now open source, and that includes its cutting-edge scale-out technology, sharding.

Learn more about Altibase at: https://youtu.be/pooexk0glK8, and download its open source database including sharding at: http://13.124.221.141.

For more information, please visit: http://13.124.221.141

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MEZMO adopts Altibase for its mobile app for the hearing impaired

Altibase Announces that MEZMO has Adopted Altibase for its Mobile Communication App for the Hearing Impaired

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Altibase is pleased to announce that MEZMO, the communication provider approved by the FCC as a TRS provider for the deaf in the US, has switched from MySQL to Altibase. Altibase will now function as its core database for telecommunication replay  service (TRS), which enables phone calls to the hearing impaired by showing the voice of the other party by letter.

MEZMO, headquartered in the US, operates the service, InnoCaption. The company found its MySQL database service inadequate in meeting its specific requirements. The challenges it was facing included performance deterioration as the number of subscribers increased and more services were added. Another issue was no real time updates of information on subscribers, billing status and logs. The process also requires some manual handling from time to time in batch mode. In addition, product instability, mediocre performance scaling and heavy dependence on add-ons of MySQL were often a cause for concern.

MEZMO required a database that could update and process its data without performance degradation. It also wanted to address the performance degradation issue with minimal investment in hardware additions or upgrade. The new database was required to allow for easy migration of data objects from MySQL and allow for easy adoption in the Amazon cloud. SQL databases, moreover, could pose problems with inter-operating with other systems built by the company on relational databases.

The above considerations were met by Altibase, and MEZMO adopted Altibase in 2014. Since then, Altibase has served MEMZO as a core database that provides both performance and reliability. MEZMO has been able to avoid performance degradation even when more subscribers and services are added.

Data processing and updating is now executed at a fraction of the cost that could have incurred with hardware addition for equal performance. Altibase’s hybrid architecture is utilized to store frequently used, recent data in memory, and less frequently used, historical data on disk.

The migration was easy and straightforward between relational databases, MySQL and Altibase.

MEZMO currently updates its system to analyze big data using Altibase in light of the performance and reliability Altibase has provided in the past 3 years.

After nearly 20 years as a closed source database, Altibase is now open source, and that includes its state-of-the-art sharding.

Learn more about Altibase at: https://youtu.be/pooexk0glK8, and download its open source database including sharding at: http://13.124.221.141.

 

Altibase announces that Seoul Transportation adopts Altibase for real time subway traffic control management

Altibase announces that Seoul Transportation adopts Altibase for real time subway traffic control management

24/7 uninterrupted operation and 99.999% high availability were the key reasons in its choice of database.

Use Case: Traffic Signal Control System

Current Customers: Seoul Transportation Corporation

Industry: Public

Who

Seoul Transportation Corporation is a public entity responsible for the city’s subway transit. The daily average number of subway transit passengers operated by the entity is 6.8 million vs. New York (5.6 million) & Paris (4.2 million). It has a total subway length of 300 km, making it the fourth longest in the world.

Problem

The corporation was in the process of overhauling its subway traffic system with a view to improving the safety and the ability to better act on emergency situations. The corporation looked for a database that could meet the following requirements:

  • Since subway traffic facilities should not tolerate any system disruption/failure, they should be supported by databases with the highest degree of product stability
  • 24/7 uninterrupted operation and 99.999% high availability
  • Even in the event of the system going down abnormally, all data should be automatically saved and protected.
  • Data should be collected and stored in real time so that prompt actions can be taken in case of system abnormalities/failures.
  • The database should provide and adhere to strict technical SLAs.
  • The database should have a track record of having been deployed for other mission critical applications.
  • The database should be relational as all of the corporation’s systems are built on relational DBMSs.
  • The database costs should be within its IT budget.

Solution

In 2018, the corporation chose Altibase after a series of BMTs of various databases.

  • Altibase’s previous deployments in other subway traffic systems was a major appeal.
  • Altibase’s in-memory capabilities allow for real time data collection and anaylsis.
  • Using Altibase’s move technology, data is stored on disk when it become stale and historical.
  • Database induced system downtime has been eliminated with Altibase’s HA and disaster recovery solutions that have features of in-memory based real time replication for synchronous/asynchronous data duplication and in-memory based real time backup and recovery.
  • Altibase’s pricing met the corporation’s budget requirement.
  • Altibase provides hybrid partitioned tables that can manage a large set of  data log while simultaneously ensuring high performance.

Results

  • Altibase has a demonstrated history of providing glitch free operation in the past 10 years in the all subway traffic signal control systems it has served.
  • Altibase’s active-active and active-standby replication function allows for stable and interruption-free operation through data duplication in the event of any system failure/outage.
  • The corporation is now able to back up its data through Altibase’s checkpoint image file and redo log file.
  • Data loss could be prevented via Altibase’s durability assurance even with abnormal DBMS shutdown.

After nearly 20 years as a closed source database, Altibase is now open source, and that includes its state-of-the-art sharding.

Learn more about Altibase at https://youtu.be/pooexk0glK8, and download its open source database including sharding at http://13.124.221.141.

Samsung Electronics ready to become ‘first-mover’ in global 5g equipment business

Samsung Electronics set the bar in embracing new 5G network technology

The South Korea-based technology giants, Samsung Electronics, are set to become the first company to welcome new 5G network technology, The Investor reports.

The firm will embrace the new era of fifth-generation network systems with equipment that is said to “sit above the competition.”

At a press conference on Friday, Kim Young-ki, head of Samsung Electronics’ network business division, stated: “Right now, Samsung is really becoming a ‘first-mover’ in 5G, a technology that will bring new value to the world.”

“Samsung is an attractive equipment vendor for telecommunication companies working to successfully deploy fifth-generation services worldwide.”

Kim Young-ki also announced that by 2020, Samsung would aim to control 20% of the global 5G equipment market.

By enabling the new 5G network, 28 Gigahertz will be required in order to meet the networks demands. This is in addition to 800 megahertz of bandwidth that will be utilised in order to receive the maximum speed of 10 gigabytes per second.

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Samsung used Multi-Input Multi-Output technologies through radio frequency to create and form the basis of 5G without the necessity of buying more spectrum or adding new base stations.

The multinational conglomerate used a total of 1,024 antennas to complete the process.

“A technology that can handle a bandwidth as wide as this and achieve a throughput of 10 Gbps is what should truly be considered as 5G technology,” Kim Young-ki confirmed.

“And it’s important to note that this is a technology that is not undergoing tests, but is set for (imminent) commercialization.”

Korea anticipates a nationwide 5G network to be in operation by March 2019.