What about Cost?

Altibase is a high performance enterprise grade relational database management system (DBMS).
Altibase believes in an all-encompassing strategy to bring total costs down while simultaneously improving the performance and stability of your system.

Altibase is a hybrid database which has both in-memory database features and on-disk database features in a single engine. This allows for unrivaled cost savings for those who would have to purchase two separate databases – one with in-memory capabilities of high performance for frequently used (hot) data and the other with on-disk capabilities of mass data storage for less frequently used (cold) data.

In addition, when it comes to cost, calculating the mere cost of licenses is never enough in the choice of databases. Databases are a core component of any solution stack and, therefore, a number of factors must be taken into account such as:

  • License Costs
  • Support and Maintenance Fees
  • Hardware Costs
  • Implementation Costs
  • DBA Costs

While some DBMS vendors focus solely on the license costs, Altibase believes in an all-encompassing strategy to bring total costs down while simultaneously improving the performance and stability of your system.

Here is how:

  • No License Cost
    • Altibase is an open source DBMS.
  • Support and Maintenance Fees
    • Annual maintenance fees are lower than all mainstream DBMS providers.
    • Annual maintenance fees can cater to your IT budget according to your specific DB need and requirement so that you can minimize or eliminate unnecessary expenditures.
    • Annual maintenance fees are completely optional.
  • Hardware Costs
    • Altibase outperforms disk-resident databases on identical hardware, potentially mitigating the need to upgrade server infrastructure.
    • Altibase has less CPU utilization than most legacy databases, freeing up additional resources for other “useful” works.
  • Implementation Costs
    • Altibase is relational and SQL-compliant, greatly simplifying migrations.
    • In some cases, migration is as simple as swapping out a JDBC connection string.
    • Altibase provides Migration Center, a free utility that can automatically migrate schemas, data, and stored procedures from legacy databases to Altibase.
  • DBA Costs
    • Altibase’s SQL compliance makes it simple for avid users of Oracle or SQL Server to learn and administrate Altibase.
    • Configuration and installation is straightforward and simple, greatly reducing the cost and complexity of management.
    • No need to hire new DBA resources to handle completely different database paradigms.
  • No Litigation Risk
    • Altibase is free of IP infringement, and its users are not subject to any IP related litigation and financial risks.

Through these multiple avenues, Altibase has a demonstrated history of saving companies millions of dollars in database related costs, while simultaneously improving stability and performance. Because of the dramatic reductions in TCO that Altibase offers, many of our customers often choose to migrate additional systems over to Altibase.


  • Just buy one and get one free. Altibase’s hybrid architecture eliminates the need to purchase an in-memory database and a disk resident database separately.
  • Altibase can lower your TCO by providing competitive pricing in comparison with mainstream DBMS providers such as Oracle, MS and IBM.
  • Altibase is a time-tested and reliable DBMS with 17 years of experiences servicing over 600 enterprise clients, which separates Altibase from all other open source DBMSs; Altibase provides richer sets of features and functions and, most importantly, greater reliability.
  • Altibase’s support and maintenance agreements are entirely optional.
  • Altibase has an all-inclusive licensing model that completely eliminates costly “options” or “add-ons.”
  • Altibase’s all-inclusive licensing model eliminates the need for stressful “audits” that can tack on millions of dollars in unanticipated fees.
  • Altibase can reduce hardware costs by accelerating performance on existing server and hardware.
  • Altibase’s implementation and DBA costs are lower through compatibility with industry standard programming languages, drivers, and interfaces.
  • Altibase is free of IP infringement, and so are you from any IP related litigation and financial risk.