IBM announced this morning that it will buy privately-held database software developer Solid Information Technology for an undisclosed sum. Solid's in-memory database software allows quick retrieval of data from a computer's memory (or RAM). Using the technology, enterprises can access and store data at speeds up to ten times …
IDS's extensibility allows for some "in memory" functions. Why the purchase?
Or is Oracle's "times ten" acquisition providing more marketing mileage for the dollar?
I notice no price in the deal. Wonder if it was a mercy purchase?
Maybe the Register could dig a bit deeper and get some quotes from those involved.
Just mentioned Gumby sent ya. ;-)
High speed garbage....
...,by any other name, is still garbage !!
GIGO rules OK !!
Is an in memory database that uses SQL commands.
It is written in Python so it is highly portable, and the key indexing functions ship with C code drop in functions so that portion isn't limited to the speessa of the interperter. MS flavor come with this precompiled , *NIX flavors can build it during install.
Did I mention it's GPL?
Teradata did this back in 1991
Teradata purchased Britton-Lee (Sharebase) back in 1991 as a way to garner some customers and to get a leg up on OLTP type database software. The Sharebase computer used a set of tables in memory to do a lot of very rapid joins, albeit on "limited" data. Sharebase also had a variant of the "Y-net" switch fabric that Teradata used to interconnect nodes that gave very fast inter-nodal communications between parts of the database.
So nothing new under the sun. We'll see where this goes.
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