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Lights, camera, Actian! Open-source database biz sold for $300m

HCL Technologies and Sumeru Equity Partners have slurped privately-owned database (DB) supplier Actian for $330m from current owner Garnett Helfrich Capital. Indian-based IT services biz HCL, will own 80 per cent ($264mn) of Actian with SEP having the other 20 per cent ($66m). Actian will operate as a separate entity, led by …
Chris Mellor, 13 Apr 2018
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Actian daubs go-faster stripes on cheapo database kit

Comment Ingres descendent Actian says its Vectorwise analytics database tech doesn't need to rely on a flash memory boost: it uses multicore x86 features so well it's more than twice as fast as Oracle and SQL Server, and uses server, storage and networking hardware up to 40 times cheaper - or so we're told. Actian is actually Ingres, …
Chris Mellor, 21 Sep 2012
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Ingres rebrands as Actian, tackles low-end BI apps

With the current brouhaha over Oracle’s commercial extensions to MySQL, you might expect the competition to be making a play for disgruntled users. Instead, Ingres – which previously pursued this strategy – has decided to re-brand itself and focus on lightweight applications. Ingres is now officially known as Actian, and it …
Iain Thomson, 23 Sep 2011
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Ingres and Xeround target MySQL waverers

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 …
Gavin Clarke, 15 Oct 2010

Ingres strikes back at Microsoft and Oracle iron appliances

Two years after Microsoft nicked DataAllegro out from under Ingres, the open-source database vendor has delivered its hardware-loving storage and database response. Ingres has released VectorWise, a database technology that utilizes the cache on multi-core chips to speed data crunching and analysis in massive data sets. The …
Gavin Clarke, 9 Jun 2010
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MySQL under Oracle: No changes, except to what we say

MySQL Con Kaj Arnö veered from the official keynote topic on The State of the MySQL Community and tackled the integration of MySQL into Oracle at the MySQL users’ conference on Thursday. Or, in the words of the affable vice president of database community: "How the mapping of MySQL into Oracle is going. What's happening, what has …
Team Register, 16 Apr 2010
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Novell, Ingres partner for appliances

In January, Novell released its SUSE Appliance Toolkit after nearly a year of alpha and beta testing. Now begins the difficult task of getting systems, middleware, and database software makers to rejigger their code and make it available through the online tool so companies can spin up and spit out software appliances. Today …
The Register breaking news

Ingres' VectorWise rises to answer Microsoft

Ingres is inviting data munchers to take a bite out of its planned software architecture targeting high-performance analytics. The open-source database company has released alpha code for its VectorWise project, a high-performance storage engine computing-intensive data warehouses running on standard Intel boxes. A first beta …
Gavin Clarke, 2 Feb 2010
hands waving dollar bills in the air tweaks open source policy small print

The UK government has rejigged its open source and open standards software procurement policy, following pressure from OSS vendors last autumn. Early last year the Cabinet Office revised its rules on public sector open source software purchases, but many OSS players complained that the policy amendments didn’t go far enough. …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Jan 2010

Ingres goes after disgruntled MySQL customers, partners

Open source database maker Ingres is hoping to benefit from concerns about the future of MySQL, by luring customers over to its VectorWise product. In an interview with The Register, Ingres senior engineering veep Emma McGrattan admitted that the company had had a tougher year than it had hoped for, despite hitting most …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Dec 2009
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UK government ignoring own rules on open source

Open source vendors are calling on the UK government to put its money where its mouth is and police its own rules on public sector open source software procurement - which were revised in February this year. Some OSS makers argue that despite the first major overhaul to the government’s open source and open standards strategy …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Sep 2009

Microsoft's next SQL Server debuts in pieces

Microsoft has released the first in a series of test code drops for the next version of SQL Server. The company has delivered the community technology preview (CTP) of its SQL Server R2 2008 to subscribers on the company's MSDN and TechNet communities. Features include application and multi-server management, SMP scale for up …
Gavin Clarke, 10 Aug 2009

MySQL startup targets SSDs

Need a MySQL storage engine tailored for solid-state drives? Start-up Hexagram 49 has unveiled an engine dubbed RethinkDB. The company says it's optimized for SSDs, claiming it can deliver performance ten times faster than existing databases. RehinkDB is the work of computer science students Michael Glukhovsky, Slava …
Gavin Clarke, 30 Jul 2009
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Ingres challenges Microsoft's DataAllegro warehouse steal

Memo to Microsoft: A year after you blocked its foray into fast and affordable data warehousing on mass-market Intel hardware, Ingres is back. Today, Ingres announced the Ingres VectorWise Project to put a high-performance storage engine into its open-source database for computing-intensive data warehouses running on Intel …
Gavin Clarke, 29 Jul 2009

Ingres punts dev software bundle wrapped in Oracle fears

Open source database vendor Ingres is working hard to take advantage of any uncertainty over the fate of MySQL once Oracle gets its hands on Sun. Oracle's acquisition has been an opportunity for Ingres to forge new alliances as well as push its product to PHP devs concerned over potential MySQL support price hikes or other …
Austin Modine, 15 Jul 2009
The Register breaking news

Ingres and Red Hat unite to thwart Ellison's Sun love

Open source database vendor Ingres might stand a better chance at taking on the enterprise with Oracle fixing to swallow developers' favorite MySQL along with Sun Microsystems. To help, it's begun forging alliances with open-source operating-system companies. Red Hat and Ingres have been sniffing around each other for the past …
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Open-source chief optimistic about proprietary support

The incoming president of an alliance of open-source companies hopes he can persuade big-name proprietary ISVs to join rivals in his group to further interoperability. Recently named Open Solutions Alliance president Anthony Gold told The Reg that his goal is to take the two-year-old organization to the "next level" by turning …
Gavin Clarke, 21 Jan 2009

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