Altibase v6.5 Chosen by China Mobile, Fujian for its Billing and Order Support System (BOSS)

Altibase, a provider of in-memory database management system, announces that Altibase v6.5 was chosen by China Mobile Fujian over other leading database vendors for its high performance and advanced features.

Altibase Relational DBMS

High performance is a critical requirement for business support systems because BSS systems play a key role in product management, order management, revenue management and customer management for telecommunications providers. China Mobile Fujian recently decided to leverage the in-memory capabilities of Altibase v6.5 to meet these extreme performance requirements.  Altibase’s superior performance, efficiency and stability made it the ideal choice for China Mobile’s BOSS solutions.

China Mobile previously utilized Oracle Exadata for its BOSS solutions.  However, the resulting system was plagued by numerous bottlenecks.  Bottlenecks included limited transaction processing, high scalability costs and data consistency issues.  As a result, China Mobile, Fujian began seeking out a replacement DBMS solution with better performance characteristics, the ability to operate on cost-effective x86 client-server architectures and the ability to support data distribution across multiple businesses.

After a four-month evaluation period consisting of a formal proof of concept (PoC) and intensive benchmark testing (BMT), China Mobile opted to utilize Altibase over other leading DBMS solutions such as Oracle TimesTen.  Not only did Altibase meet all of China Mobile’s stringent requirements on product features, performance and scalability, but Altibase also provided superior consulting and technical support services.  China Mobile was especially impressed by Altibase’s detailed proposals for non-stop service architectures, billing data process integration and data interlocks with Oracle products.  Therefore, China Mobile Fujian felt that Altibase had the highest chance of meeting the needs of their demanding customers.

“The demand for high performance and large data sizes is growing at an enormous pace in the Chinese market.  Altibase has worked tirelessly to satisfy these demands for enterprises across the world with their battle-tested in-memory databases.  China Mobile Fujian’s decision to utilize Altibase is testament to the fact that customers around the world are beginning to recognize the superiority and quality of Altibase’s products.  China Mobile is just the beginning, and we strongly believe that Altibase will soon become the database of choice for all Chinese enterprises looking for stability and extreme performance.” – CEO of Altibase China


Altibase Delivers Next DBMS Version and Updated Migration Tools

ALTIBASE HDB Version 6.5 and Migration Center 6.1.1

Altibase is making an often difficult choice to replace incumbent databases, a far easier one for global enterprises. Its latest database release and feature set is loaded with improvements to make customers’ decisions to switch from their legacy databases a virtual no-brainer. The latest versions answer growing global demand for enhanced OEM software compatibility, migration ease, higher performance and significantly greater stability.

In recent months, Altibase’s previous version was pit against the leading DBMS vendor in numerous PoCs and won. The PoCs were conducted at customer sites in the US, China and Europe in the customers own application environments. These worldwide leaders are in telecommunications, finance and both private and public sector security.

Although Altibase is already well-known for its relative ease of migration and universal application compatibility, customers have still voiced sentiment for it to create an even easier DBMS solution that would make the porting process better. Migration Center 6.1.1 does exactly that. It is designed to make the migration process easier and with far less client–side customization. The latest version mitigates a litany of issues that can arise from migration challenges. For example, it helps enterprises port from a massive amount of proprietary procedural extensions.

Altibase is the easiest replacement for Oracle that I have ever seen.” — Director, R&D, Top 5 Telecommunications ISV

The end-goal for Altibase is to make Altibase’s product a “no-touch needed” DBMS replacement for the leading incumbent. To that end, Altibase heeded the advice of its clientele and with the help of many of them, developed the new release.

Altibase began commercially 16 years ago, as an in-memory DBMS that simply rode on top of legacy, disk-resident databases for a high-speed injection to aid the most demanding applications on the performance side. Interoperability with those databases was critical to Altibase’s early success as it was purely designed at that time to have a symbiotic relationship with the on-disk DBMSs.

As such, Altibase was designed from the ground-up as a relational, SQL compliant in-memory DBMS that ran on almost any type of hardware and OS while supporting all of the most common connectors. Unlike other vendors who are now adding in-memory to their disk DBMSs, Altibase added the disk DBMS to the IMDBMS.

 “Altibase has always been a bit contrarian and I suppose that they now call that innovative or transformative. In the end, we are here to make our customers’ lives easier by being flexible, simpler, and all while drastically lowering TCO. All of that comes with the added benefit of having a new DBMS that’s wicked fast, persistent, while fitting nicely in all stacks, spanning Big Data, data center consolidation, Cloud, PaaS and web-scale to name a few. We have and will remain true to our devotion to development and you can certainly look forward to seeing more frequent releases. We are pushing our R&D even harder with the single-minded goal to absolutely cement Altibase as the only logical vendor to be able to replace the current leader for years to come.” – CEO of Altibase

ALTIBASE HDB v6.5 recently displayed dramatic performance gains from its previous version in a TPC-H test. Intel, a global partner of Altibase, facilitated the benchmarking by creating replicate environments driven by its own Intel Xeon E7 processor. Complex queries showed a remarkable increase in parallel executions. The performance increases compared with the previous version ranged from 150% to 220%.

The new release has also added a feature called ALTIBASE Heartbeat (aheartbeat). HDB v6.5 automatically restarts when an abnormal occurrence arises. This feature adds an extra layer of confidence to its industry-leading high availability.

As the leader of In-Memory database since 1999, Altibase differentiates itself from other competitors by providing the best solutions to meet customer’s demands and help their companies to grow.

Altibase to Unveil a Free Version of its Legendary Enterprise In-Memory Hybrid Database

Altibase has announced that a free version of its hybrid database (Altibase) will be released for public consumption in early 2015.

Altibase Community Edition

“After years of demand for a totally free version of Altibase, I am thrilled that our hybrid IMDBMS will soon be available for the masses. Whether it is for education, startups or SMBs, the software will be ready for use with a few clicks of a mouse. Our mission is simple: we would like everyone to understand and utilize the huge benefits of a true hybrid DBMS that marries the incredible speeds of an in-memory database and the persistence of an on-disk database; this will be an eye-opener for many, as the rewards are immediate.” – CEO of Altibase

Many organizations tend to cling to old infrastructures because they mistakenly believe them to be sufficient or because the cost of upgrading those infrastructures is daunting. While maintaining the status quo may not seem like much of an issue on the database management system level, nothing could be further from the truth. Companies that do not take advantage of the exponential growth in high-intensity data processing leave themselves vulnerable to a litany of risks. The risks span from data persistence, security, and of course, competitive advantage.

According to an article by Rackspace written in June of 2014 titled The Risks and Hidden Dangers of Outdated Technology, “With older technology… issues can strike you at any time. The consequences can be loss of productivity, or worse, loss of critical data that negatively impacts your business.” Rackspace highlights “loss of competitiveness.” “Your competitors want to destroy you. They want all of your business. And they are quite likely using technology to gain a competitive edge. You can’t do that with old technology.”

Altibase has been mitigating these risks for enterprises across the globe but they now want to make infrastructure upgrades attainable for all.

Altibase’s hybrid database, which has been the go-to choice for mission-critical applications in virtually every vertical, is the only relational database whose in-memory database melds with the on disk database to offer both speed and sustainability in one package. The free version of HDB will have a community forum for support and is projected to be available for public download in Q1 of 2015.