Angara Database Systems Inc. is scheduled to begin shippingits new main-memory relational database system by the end ofMarch. The Angara Data Server will be a full-featuredrelational database that uses main memory--rather than disk--as the primary data store. The company says that byeliminating the disk-related constraints of traditionaldatabases, it can provide throughput that's 20 times fasterthan the memory-resident cache of disk-based databases.
Angara will aim its product primarily at Web commerceapplications, says marketing VP Gary Ebersole, adding that amain-memory database provides faster response to customersusing a company's Web site, and can more quickly captureinformation about how users navigate through a Web site.Angara will also offer the new database system for financialanalysis apps, allowing number-crunching financial models torun faster. The Angara Data Server provides SQL, Open DatabaseConnectivity, and Java Database Connectivity interfaces.
Pricing for the product hasn't been set. Angara's chief rivalin the main-memory relational database management systemmarket, TimesTen Performance Software Inc., began shipping itsproduct in December.