About Us

About Altibase

The history of Altibase as the pioneer in in-memory databases and in-memory computing goes back to 1991 when ETRI, a government research organization in South Korea, embarked on researching the effects of RAM on traditional relational databases.

  • Founded: November 26, 1999
  • CEO: James Jang
  • Business Field: Database Management System
  • Core Product: Altibase

In 1999, Altibase was founded with an MOU with ETRI. Since then, Altibase has pioneered in-memory and hybrid databases for thousands of use cases across the globe:

  • Altibase now has the richest installation base in the world with over 650 global enterprise clients and thousands of mission critical deployments. Its reference customers include 8 Fortune Global 500 companies.
  • Altibase is the only in-memory database provider in the world to offer absolute ACID compliance with a rich set of features and extensive ecosystem.
  • In 2005, Altibase was the first database vendor to develop and commercialize hybrid DBMS in the world that has enabled numerous customers to take advantage of both RAM and disk as storage mediums.
  • In 2015, Altibase introduced its scale-out technology, sharding.
  • In 2018, Altibase became open source.

Our Mission

Altibase’s mission is to cut through, clarify, and capture the essence of business: its clients’ happiness.

  • Customer satisfaction: Altibase is committed to understanding and supporting its clients with its hybrid database experts.
  • Trust: Altibase unequivocally values its clients’ time and money.
  • Zero IP Infringement: Altibase honors IPs of other database vendors and is clear of IP infringements.1

1. Altibase products are wholly developed by Altibase even down to the smallest snippet of code. 

Altibase is the pioneer of in-memory and hybrid databases. Since 1999, we have created, developed and matured in the high performance in-memory database and hybrid database space, leading to the richest installation base with over 600 enterprise clients and thousands of deployments.

Altibase, with its beginnings as a government-sponsored research initiative, has been mastering its skills in in-memory databases for over 20 years. It is through this rich history and single-minded focus that Altibase has become the most trusted, mature and proven solution for the most discerning companies and governments around the world.

Altibase is the go-to source for mission critical in-memory databases  and hybrid databases. Altibase is the only company to offer absolute, real time ACID compliance with a rich set of features and extensive ecosystem while coupling the speed of the in-memory database with the mass storage of an on-disk database in a single unified engine through Altibase.

Altibase is unilaterally trusted and fortified by its impeccable reputation as indicated in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Operational DBMSs 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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How Altibase Has Become the Global Hybrid Database Leader

  • Altibase became open source.
  • Altibase releases Altibase v6.5.
  • Altibase introduces its scale-out technology, sharding.
  • Altibase introduces Hybrid Partitioning function in Altibase.
  • Altibase supports Direct Attach Mode.
  • ALTIBASE XDB is integrated into Altibase.
  • Gartner recognizes Altibase in its
    • “Magic Quadrant for Operational DBMSs 2015”,
    • “Market Guide for In-Memory DBMS 2015”, and
    • “Market Guide for In-Memory Computing Technologies 2015.”
  • InformationWeek recognized Altibase in its “10 In-Memory Database Options Power Speedy Performance.”
  • ALTIBASE HDB v6.5 Chosen by China Mobile, Fujian for its Business Support System (BSS).
  • Gartner recognizes Altibase in its
    • “IT Market Clock for Database Management Systems, 2014″ as Seasoned Vendor,
    • “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2014” and ”Hype Cycle for Big Data 2014,”
    • ”How In-Memory Computing Technologies Enable Digital Business,” and
    • “Who’s Who for In-Memory Databases 2014”.
  • Altibase inks partnership with
    • Intel,
    • Intel distribution for Apache Hadoop,
    • Red Hat Inc. as its Advanced Business Partner,
    • JBoss as its Advanced Business Partner,
    • Integral Financial Technology,
    • UAT,
    • Qlik,
    • Above the Standard Procurement Group, and
    • MicroStrategy.
  • Altibase releases ALTIBASE XDB (Extreme In-Memory only Database), the pure in-memory only database in the world.
  • Altibase introduces in-memory analytic functions in ALTIBASE HDB.
  • Gartner recognizes Altibase in its
    • “Magic Quadrant for Operational DBMSs 2013” for “Product Maturity, Support, Customer Satisfaction and Wide Use-Case Applicability,”
    • “Who’s Who in In-Memory Databases 2013,” and
    • “Hype Cycle for Business Intelligence and Analytics, 2013” for expertise in “High-Intensity Transactional Processing.”
  • A leading research firm, Markets and Markets, recognizes Altibase as “Major Player” alongside Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and SAP.
  • Altibase closes a top national bank in India for e-banking.
  • Altibase passes 85% in-memory database market share in South Korea.
  • Altibase forms partnership with
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Technology Partner,
    • Dell,
    • HP,
    • Southpartner, Brazil,
    • Akeydor, UK and Greece,
    • and Intracom, Africa.
  • Altibase surpasses 40 global partnerships.
  • 500+ enterprise clients and 4,000+ deployments
  • Altibase establishes USA/EMEA headquarters in Greater New York City.
  • Gartner recognizes Altibase in “Who’s Who in In-Memory Databases 2012.”
  • Advanced Technology Korea notes, “Altibase, the Top Data Performance Solutions Provider.”
  • Altibase is deployed in Amazon EC2 Cloud for Samsung App Stores Authentication.
  • Altibase releases ALTIBASE HDB v6.0.
  • A global medical equipment manufacturer in Japan embeds ALTIBASE HDB in all of its MRI, CT, Ultrasound and X-Ray machines.
  • Altibase releases ALTIBASE HDB v5.5.1.
  • IT TIMES notes, “Fastest, Most Efficient Database Imaginable with Altibase In-Memory database.”
  • 400+ enterprise clients and 2,000+ deployments
  • Open Geospatial Consortium certifies Altibase for excellence in geospatial functionality.
  • IT DAILY identifies Altibase as a leader in DBMSs with “Set to be the Number One Database Company in the World.”
  • Altibase opens office in Singapore.
  • Altibase surpasses 20 global partnerships.
  • IT TIMES recognizes Altibase’s dominance in telecommunications, finance, manufacturing, education and government.
  • Altibase opens offices in China and technology center in Palo Alto, CA.
  • Altibase receives “Superior Software Award” from China for excellence in the Chinese telecommunications industry.
  • 200+ enterprise clients and 1,000+ deployments
  • Altibase forms partnership with Science Arts, Japan.
  • Altibase releases ALTIBASE HDB v5.0.
  • Altibase releases ALTIBASE HDB v4.1 with “Spatial” functionality.
  • Altibase receives “Presidential Award for Best Software” from the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs.
  • Altibase establishes its leadership being the first to deploy an in-memory database with “hybrid” architecture for commercial use.
  • ALTIBASE HDB introduces its proprietary MOVE technology.
  • Altibase lands all 3 major Chinese telecommunications companies: China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom.
  • 100+ enterprise clients and 500+ deployments
  • Altibase receives “Best Global Product 2004” from the Korean Ministry of Commerce Industry and Energy.
  • Altibase releases version 4 and renames it ALTIBASE HDB v4.0.
  • ALTIBASE HDB is the world’s first in-memory database with “hybrid” architecture, combining RAM and disk in a single database, 1 + 1=1.
  • Altibase establishes partnership with ITEC, China.
  • Altibase releases the second version of Spiner and renames the product ALTIBASE v2.0.
  • Altibase releases the first in-memory database with Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC) called ALTIBASE v3.0.
  • Daewoo Securities deploys Spiner 1.0 for its financial trading systems.
  • Altibase creates the first in-memory database for commercial use: Version 1.0 called Spiner.
  • Altibase closes its first global customer which places the positive academic findings of in-memory databases into a commercial environment. Altibase version 1.3.1 High Availability and Replication.
  • Seoul National University, a top university in South Korea, develops version 2.0 of “Mr. RT.” The results were positive, and the extensive research indicated vast potential in commercial utilization of RAM-based relational databases.
  • ETRI, a government research organization in South Korea, researches the effects of RAM on traditional relational databases – Version 1.0 with project name of “Mr. RT.”