Competitors Fighting to Chase Altibase's In-Memory Database with In-Memory "Options"

Recently, database competitors have touted the benefits of new in-memory "options" as though they were true in-memory database management systems (DBMS), when in fact they are not.

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GREATER NEW YORK CITY, June 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - True in-memory DBMSs differentiate themselves from in-memory "options" (AKA caching) because caching only increases the speed of reads and not writes. Altibase's in-memory database has an architecture that handles both reads and writes at the speed of RAM.

Caching temporarily maintains frequently-accessed data in-memory, and as such, it is commonly misconstrued as being an in-memory database or hybrid database. Caching is not a database at all. It is a cache.

One competitor's new in-memory "option," which is not yet commercially available, is merely a fancier descriptor for caching. For online transactional processing (OLTP) databases, data manipulation (DML) is critical. Since caching cannot handle DML, there is really nothing newly developed here.

In recent years, several competitors have experimented in the in-memory computing market by acquiring small in-memory companies with questionable success. In stark contrast, Altibase's technology was developed from the ground up and its ease of use is backed by its extensive enterprise client base.

"I am extremely pleased that the world finally realizes that in-memory computing is not a crazy, whimsical idea anymore. However, the new iteration of in-memory options, at this point, are simply smoke and mirrors. The recent spike in interest only cements Altibase's ability to innovate far ahead of any technological trends. Our decades of experience in in-memory databases is more crucial now than ever before." –Chris Chung, CEO of Altibase Inc.

Unlike many commercial caching solutions, a full-featured in-memory database does not lose data when shut down or restarted. Altibase adheres to full, real time ACID compliance, and durability that guarantees data integrity. Altibase has a persistent cache which is a default setting, and can recover all data without issue.

Since ALTIBASE HDB combines an in-memory database and physical disk database in a single unified engine, strict durability is possible and assures complete data integrity.

Altibase's HybridDB is a single database solution that meets all needs in any use case. With persistent cache, In-Memory, and on-disk in a single database, flexibility and data integrity are a given. With Altibase, 1+1=1, leaving no need to purchase a caching solution.

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