Feeds

Ingres and Xeround target MySQL waverers

Take that, Larry

High performance access to file storage

MySQL competitors are lining up to try and tempt users out of Larry Ellison's tight embrace.

Ingress Database 10, released this week, packs in changes the company said will make it "even easier" to migrate from SQL Server and Oracle's main database. Ingress is also floating Database 10 for users of Sybase - bought by enterprise resource planning behemoth SAP in May.

Meanwhile, Cloud MySQL service provider Xeround has announced its beta service running on Amazon's EC2 is now open to MySQL all comers.

Xeround is built on the MySQL Storage Architecture for a pluggable storage engine that lets MySQL users upload data and migrate off their existing MySQL servers. Xeround claims nearly 300 companies used the service in beta.

It uses caching and virtual partitions to improve availability and performance. Virtual partitions are used to separate data partitions from physical resources, with the partitions holding copies of the data and the indexes.

If the cloud isn't your thing, Ingress hopes to tempt you off of Oracle and MySQL.

Database 10 features multi-version concurrency control for concurrent access to the database or a "snapshot" version so queries don't block other users. New SQL types, functions and compatibly features have also been added, and a Migration Toolkit has been released on Sourceforge to help you make the move off Oracle Enterprise and MySQL.

Bulk loading has been improved. Performance of uploads using a standard Java Database Connectivity 4.0 drivers have been boosted by up to 50 per cent. And dynamic partition pruning has been added for query processing. Batch query responses are now sent back to the client in batches, to further boost performance.

Ingres has also added column encryption, so DBAs can secure specific fields in a record such as credit or social security numbers. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
IRS boss on XP migration: 'Classic fix the airplane while you're flying it attempt'
Plus: Condoleezza Rice at Dropbox 'maybe she can find ... weapons of mass destruction'
Ditch the sync, paddle in the Streem: Upstart offers syncless sharing
Upload, delete and carry on sharing afterwards?
New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates
Nearby Friends feature goes live in a few weeks
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.