December 21, 2007

IBM acquires SolidDB to compete with Oracle TimesTen

IBM is acquiring Solid Information Technology, makers of solidDB. Some quick comments:

Here’s a link to a webcast I did with Solid back in June.

Edit: As per the invitations to the 11:00 am conference call, the following — straight from the press release — is evidently the official IBM one-paragraph description of the acquisition.

The acquisition of Solid supports IBM’s global Information on Demand strategy by adding real-time data access capabilities to the company’s portfolio of database and information management offerings. Solid’s software uses in-memory database technology to quickly retrieve data from a computer’s memory (or RAM). Using this software, businesses can access and store data at speeds up to ten times faster than traditional disk database systems. Solid’s architecture also enables applications to recover from system failure rapidly and to require little disk space and almost no hands-on administration.

Edit: IDG has quotes confirming the emphasis on TimesTen competition. IDG also reminds us that MySQL 6.0 will have its own storage engine Falcon. I guess that’s pretty much do or die for MySQL now.


5 Responses to “IBM acquires SolidDB to compete with Oracle TimesTen”

  1. IBM acquires SolidDB to compete with Oracle TimesTen at John M Willis on December 21st, 2007 9:14 am

    […] By John | December 21, 2007 IBM acquires SolidDB to compete with Oracle TimesTen […]

  2. People Over Process » links for 2008-01-11 on January 11th, 2008 3:19 am

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  3. DBMS2 — DataBase Management System Services » Blog Archive » McObject eXtremeDB — a solidDB alternative on May 13th, 2008 1:34 pm

    […] IBM’s acquisition of Solid seems to suggest a focus on DB2 caching rather than the embedded market […]

  4. Sebastian Czechowski on December 17th, 2009 9:15 am

    There is a nice post about solidDB and TimesTen comprarison here

  5. Log Buffer #77: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs on February 13th, 2013 10:28 am

    […] Portfolio, there were a flurry of posts about the acquisition. Curt Monash‘s suggestion that IBM acquires SolidDB to compete with Oracle TimesTen. Matt Asay pointed out the MySQL trivia: IBM acquires a piece of Marten Mickos’ past, and […]

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