May 30, 2008

ANTs bails out of the DBMS market

ANTs Data Server — i.e., the ANTs DBMS — has been sold off to a company called 4Js. It is now to be called Genero DB. Actually, 4Js has been selling or working on a version of the product called Genero DB since 2006, specifically an Informix-compatible one.

I’m not totally clear on why an Informix-compatible DBMS is needed in a world that already has Informix SE, but maybe IBM is overcharging for maintenance even on the low-end version of the product.

Meanwhile, ANTs, which had originally tried to get enterprises to migrate away from Oracle, is now focused on middleware called the ANTs Compatibility Server to help them migrate to Oracle, specifically/initially from Sybase.


2 Responses to “ANTs bails out of the DBMS market”

  1. Jason on June 3rd, 2008 11:58 am

    ANTS recently made a deal with Sybase to work together on a version of the ANTS Compatibility Server aimed at migrating to Sybase

    Sounds to me like they are having a bit of an identity crisis…

  2. Curt Monash on June 3rd, 2008 4:22 pm

    This change has been underway for a year-plus. Once their better-OLTP-DBMS-than-Oracle strategy didn’t work, they looked for something else, and found what they regarded as traction in this middleware layer.

    Ironically, some of their DBMS ideas resemble what Stonebraker et al. are working on in H-Store.


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