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://altibase.com.

 

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://altibase.com.

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.

Altibase enables a mega telco to have big data at its fingertips through its cutting-edge scale-out technology, sharding

Altibase Enables a Mega Telco to Have Big Data at Its Fingertips Through Its Cutting-Edge Scale-Out Technology, Sharding

A common belief is that relational databases lack horizontal scalability and have limitations in handling large data sets. Altibase has proven that this belief is no longer valid.


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Altibase Corp. 

Sep 17, 2018, 08:45 ET

NEW YORKSept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — This September, Altibase announces that a mega telco with hundreds of millions of subscribers has recently adopted Altibase for its sharding.

The telco had reached the breaking point due to an ever-increasing influx of data as its subscribers were rising exponentially, and the company had to add more and more services to stay competitive.

The company once considered adding new, more powerful high-end servers, but soon abandoned the option because it would break the telco’s budget. Instead, the telco decided to scale out its databases with the addition of cheap/economical commodity servers.

However, this option posed a problem too. Very few database vendors provided sharding technologies. And those that did were not relational databases. The vast majority of the telco’s applications ran on relational databases.

Then, the telco found Altibase — a relational database providing sharding technology.

Using Altibase’s sharding, the telco kept its existing servers and just added inexpensive commodity servers as needed — at a small fraction of the cost of the first option’s expensive high-end servers.

And using Altibase’s sharding, the telco didn’t have to make any changes to its existing systems running on relational databases. The execution was easy and quick.

With Altibase, the telco experienced almost no coordinator-related bottlenecks. And no matter how many servers were added, linear performance enhancement was maintained.

In sharding, coordinators are needed to manage and administer nodes between servers. But coordinators themselves are often a bottleneck, and the performance deteriorates as a result. Altibase is designed to super-minimize the use of coordinators and thus can accelerate performance.

Thanks to Altibase, the telco got just what it needed: big data at its fingertips.

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://altibase.com.

Altibase provides better safety than Oracle TimesTen with minimum exposure to database corruption

How does Altibase compare to Oracle TimesTen and other in-memory databases?

Sep 13, 2018

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Altibase provides superior performance in comparison to Oracle TimesTen and other in-memory DBMSs. Representative examples include 99.999% HA, horizontal and vertical scalability, hybrid DB technology and more. When compared against Oracle TimesTen, Altibase excels in overall performance and especially in complex queries, and its data durability in system failure situations is more stable.

Altibase provides various communication channels (TCP/IP, SSL/TLS, Unix Domain Socket, IPC and IPC-DA) to optimize performance.

Altibase’s IPC-DA and Oracle TimesTen’s DA are similar in that both allow applications to directly read and write data to shared memory, which minimizes memory access and maximizes access performance. However, Altibase’s IPC-DA compares favorably to Oracle TimesTen’s DA because the former is safer than the latter. With Altibase’s IPC-DA, a client program accesses only a communication buffer, not data itself, so that it is not possible for the data to be exposed to corruption whereas Oracle TimesTen’s DA accesses a database directly so that data in the database is always potentially exposed to corruption.

Altibase has competed neck and neck particularly with Oracle TimesTen. The following case studies include related stories.

Altibase vs. Other In-Memory Databases

Category

Items

Altibase

Oracle TimesTen

IBM SolidDB

SAP HANA

Communication Channel

Direct Access

Supported

Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

Lock Mechanism

MVCC

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Functionality

SQL

SQL92, SQL99

SQL92, SQL99

SQL92, SQL99, SQL2003

SQL92, SQL99

Replication

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Performance

(Complex Queries)

TPC-H

High performance

Low performance

Low performance

High performance

Productivity

Development

Convenience

APRE, PSM(PL/SQL)

ProC, PL/SQL

SA API, procedure

Precompiler Not offered, stored procedure

Usability

Management Tools

Orange

Oracle Enterprise Manager

Solid console

SPS 07

Platforms

Fully supported

Fully supported

Fully supported

Fully supported

Interactive SQL Tool

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Storage Management

On-Disk Table

Supported

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Multiple DB Files Configuration

Supported

Not supported

Not supported

Supported

DB Autoextend

Supported

Not supported

Not supported

Supported

Replication

1:N way

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Replication b/t Heterogeneous Systems

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Replication Unit

Table

Table, database

Table

Table

Offline Replication

Supported

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Transaction

Save-Point

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Rollback

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Stability

DB Backup

Offline, online, logical, incremental

Offline, online, logical, incremental

Offline, online, logical backup

Offline, online, logical backup

Range of Data Recovery

Transaction, media,
system failure

Transaction, media,
system failure

Transaction, media,
system failure

Transaction, media,
system failure

Interface

Embedded SQL

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

ODBC

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

JDBC

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

XA API

Supported

Supported

Supported

Not supported

SQLCLI

Supported

Supported

Supported

Not Supported

C API

Supported

Supported

Supported

Not Supported

Advanced SQL

SQL Plan Cache

Supported

Not supported

Not supported

Supported

Queue Table

Supported

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

DB Link

Supported

Not supported

Not supported

Supported

 

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