Ingres launches Database 10 open source RDBMS

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Ingres launches Database 10

Recent M&A activity in database arena drives customers to migrate, company claims

ECM Plus – Ingres has launched Database 10, the latest version of its open source database product.

Ingres has updated features, enabling customers to ‘easily and more transparently migrate to the Ingres Database from proprietary databases by Big Software companies such as Oracle, Microsoft and Sybase’, the company said.

Database 10 now supports multi-versioning, column encryption, partitioning and faster bulk loading.

“Over the past year, we’ve seen a great deal of merger and acquisition activity in the database space, resulting in customer concerns about the fate of the impacted database technologies,” said Roger Burkhardt, CEO at Ingres. “Ingres Database 9.3 showed our commitment to delivering an easy migration path to a more reliable and stable product. Ingres Database 10 delivers new features that continue to make it even easier to migrate away from over-priced and unstable platforms.”

According to Ingres, Database 10 provides features to facilitate migration from proprietary or other databases. Multi-version concurrency control (MVCC), which provides concurrent access to the database, or a “snapshot” for each user to work with so they are never locked out, vastly improves performance in multi-user situations and increases productivity.

New SQL types, functions and compatibility features significantly improved routines within the database engine enable users of Ingres 10 to get more done more quickly.

A community-based migration toolkit developed earlier this year and hosted on Sourceforce also aids in migration to Ingres from Oracle’s enterprise and MySQL databases.

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