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Altibase is Deployed for Data Management Platform for Airport Traffic Control

Altibase is Deployed for Data Management Platform for Airport Traffic Control

NEW YORKApril 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Altibase announces that Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) has adopted Altibase for its big data platform harnessing various IoT technologies.

KAC carries out construction, management and operation of airports and manages and controls airport traffic. It manages and operates total of 14 airports in Korea.

KAC has long been looking for databases for its big data platform to utilize cutting-edge IoT technologies to improve the efficacy of collecting and analyzing of data such as passenger and airport flow. However, KAC’s legacy DBMSs failed to meet its requirements:

  • KAC is inundated with a huge amount of data influx from its 14 airports. The legacy DBMSs did not meet the throughput requirement, a minimum of 100,000 transactions per second in storing and manipulating formal data. As a result, the whole system often fell into arrears.
  • Even mere seconds of database downtime cannot be tolerated with KAC, which could lead to fatal casualties, not to mention lost revenues and reputation. Consequently, an extremely high level of stability is required of its DBMSs.
  • The new DBMS should be compatible and interoperable with other core systems of Hadoop and the platform as well.

KAC conducted a number of BMTs and eventually chose Altibase over Oracle.

  • Altibase’s 19 years’ accumulated knowhow in the field of MES and experience in storage and analysis of big data gained high scores.
  • Altibase’s in-memory capabilities allow for high throughput and low latency, particularly high processing performance of big data.
  • High performance was a requisite in the use of UI/UX.
  • KAC’s zero tolerance of database downtime was met by Altibase.

As a result, KAC is now able to collect and analyze big data (i.e. flight status and passenger flow) in real time, to anticipate airport congestion, improve passenger convenience and to more efficiently operate airport resources. Moreover, with cooperation with mobile service providers, KAC has added new passenger services by providing the shortest routes from their departing points to their airports to avoid heavy traffic.

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

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Company Name: Altibase Corp.
Address: 40 Wall Street, 28th Floor
City: New York
State: New York
Country: United States

Media Contact: Paul Nahm
631 708 4749

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Altibase has open-sourced its scale-out technology, sharding

Altibase Has Open-Sourced Its Scale-Out Technology, Sharding

The sharding is now included in its open source database.

“Our sharding is a major technological breakthrough given its unique design, adoptability and cost effectiveness,” says Altibase chairman, Paul Nahm.

“Relational databases are known to lack horizontal scalability when compared to NoSQL. But Altibase is now one of only a very small subset of relational database vendors that are highly scalable by providing sharding.”

“As the data size enterprises handle is growing exponentially and there is a grave concern over IT expenditures, the ability of effectively scale should be a key variable in the choice of database in this age of big data and cloud computing,” adds Paul Nahm.

In sharding technologies, coordinators are needed to manage and administrate nodes between servers. But the coordinators themselves are often a bottleneck and the performance deteriorates as a result.

Altibase resolves the problem as its sharding is designed to super-minimize the use of coordinators and thus can accelerate performance. As a result, the users can add as many servers as necessary without experiencing coordinator-related performance degradation.

“In addition, we expect that our sharding should appeal to those clients who want to scale out their systems at a fraction of cost of another option, scale-up, which requires to purchase very expensive, high-end servers in dealing with big data,” says Paul Nahm.

“The best way to evaluate database vendors regarding their sharding is to see who is adopting it,” adds Paul Nahm. Altibase’s sharding was adopted by China Mobile in 2018 and is now under review by many other major telcos.

Altibase is a mature, battle-tested open source database. For nearly 20 years, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients, including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies, in more than 6000 deployments.

More information about Altibase is available at its website. (

Company Name: Altibase Corp. 
Address: 40 Wall Street, 28th Floor 
City: New York 
State: New York 

Media Contact: 
Paul Nahm  

SOURCE Altibase Corp.

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:, and download its open source database including sharding at:

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Intel officially launches its beta program in partnership with Altibase and other IMDBs

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory, what it is and how it works. Go to the beta program

Intel officially launches the beta program: hardware manufacturers and partner companies will be able to preview the new Intel Optane DC memories. What they are and why they are destined to change the storage market by speeding up the processing in the cloud

We have often talked about Intel Optane : it is a technology on which the Santa Clara company has invested so much and is increasingly being offered in our country too.
As explained in the Intel Optane Memory article or how to accelerate the performance of the system those currently available on the market are memory modules that drastically accelerate the performance of systems based on traditional hard drives and SATA SSDs .

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory, what it is and how it works.  Go to the beta program

Although Intel has recently decided to take a step back and let Micron develop the XPoint 3D technology on which Optane is based ( Xpoint 3D technology will pass into Micron’s hands ), the company will continue to develop new products.

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory is a bit considered as the evolution of Intel Optane Memory because it also combines skills aimed at the persistent preservation of data : Intel presents Optane DC memories that can be used both as RAM modules and as SSD .Today Intel has announced that it has started the “beta program” focused on Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory : this means that every cloud provider and every partner company (OEM) will be able to use a preview of the new memories that will be officially brought to the market during the first half year 2019 .

Thanks to the new Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory, combined with the new Xeon processors of the next generation, companies can revolutionize the ways in which heavy workloads, cloud processing, databases and high performance computing are managed: it becomes possible to bring performance to a much higher level, thanks to the ability to store and move data in memory quickly .

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory, what it is and how it works.  Go to the beta program

Used in the App Dire mode , applications can count on performances never seen before thanks to the possibility of keeping in store, in a persistent way, an important amount of information. The Memory mode mode , however, allows you to use Intel Optane DC as a volatile memory using it as additional memory capacity than that offered by the RAM modules installed at the motherboard level.
It will thus be possible to have an additional, extremely fast, large storage capacity up to 512 GB . All this without the need to change a line of software side code.

Intel partner companies that have embraced Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory right from the start are Alibaba, Cisco, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, Lenovo, Oracle and Tencent.
Intel is also working with the most important software developers to optimize their solutions so they can take full advantage of using Intel Optane DC. The companies that have decided to join are, for the moment, Aerospike, Altibase, Apache Spark, AsiaInfo, Cassandra, DataBricks, Gigaspaces, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, RedisLabs, RocksDB, SAS, SAP, Sunjesoft, SuSE, Ubuntu, Virtuozzo and VMWare.

In Memory Database Market – Key Players are Microsoft (U.S.), Oracle (U.S.), IBM (U.S), Altibase (U.S.) @Pragati Pathrotkar

In Memory Database Market – Key Players are Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), Oracle Corporation (U.S.), International Business Machines Corporation (U.S.), Altibase Corporation (U.S.)

A collection of data and filing the same in an organized manner is known as a database. When a software application interacts with databases, other applications and the user, to collect and analyze data, it is known as a database management system or DBMS. DBMS serves several purposes such as administration of databases, creation of data and updating of data among others. In memory database (IMDB) is a form of DBMS which utilizes the main memory of the device, for data storage. In memory database is also known as main memory database system (MMDB) or memory resistant database. When compared with disk optimized databases, the in memory database system functions much faster since it memory access is much faster than disk access. Most database management systems, such as Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server utilize the mechanism of disk storage whereas in memory database systems, such as Oracle Coherence and Starcounter among others utilize the mechanism of memory access. In memory databases generally utilize volatile memory. But the introduction of non volatile memory modules has enabled the storage of data even in the event of power failure. Customized versions of in memory databases can offer several advantages. Some such advantages are the ability to accumulate and store large quantities of multidisciplinary data in a relational format, without having to wait for the slower batch processing and ability to predict events of find anomalies in data, by processing historical data and real-time data simultaneously.

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The market for in memory database is primarily being driven by the growing demand for real-time monitoring of data and analytical data processing from most industry verticals. Industries such as e-commerce or retail has been more focused on gathering data on consumers for better understanding and predicting the purchasing behavior of the consumers. In line memory database strongly aids the organizations in performing the same and hence has been seeing good growth rate for the past few years. Additionally, the growth of internet-of-things connected devices has been promoting the growth of in memory databases market, since most of the infrastructure of IoT applications are being supported by these databases. Furthermore, the growing demand for advanced risk management solutions by various organizations has also been positively impacting the growth of in memory databases market. Considering the impact of all the factors mentioned above, the market for in memory databases can be expected to grow at a fast pace, during the forecast period from 2016 – 2024. The ongoing shift from in memory databases being a response time improver of analytical data processing to an enabler of online analytical processing (OLAP) / online transaction processing (OLTP) infrastructure is expected to offer unique opportunities for the in memory database market to grow.