PALO ALTO, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2016 – AG-TECH Corporation, a developer and distributor of PC Software (Head Office：Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo / Representative Director and CEO：Yoshio Ando), and Actian Corporation a leader in data management and data integration solutions (Head Office: Palo Alto, California, U.S.A), today announced that they have extended their partnership to develop and sell a Japanese version of the Actian Ingres enterprise class database and related services to the Japanese market. The partnership means that for the first time Japanese customers will have access to and benefit from the Actian lower total cost of ownership (TCO) commercial enterprise class OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) database.
Martin Sims, CTO, AG-TECH Corporation says: “The development and release of a low-TCO enterprise class OLTP database such as Ingres is a significant step for the Japanese market. High purchase prices and prohibitively expensive running and maintenance costs have become an increasing issue for both end-users and system integrators proposing database solutions. By partnering with Actian we’ll be able to provide customers with an alternative enterprise class database offering that delivers lower TCO, faster ‘Time to Value’ and lower administration costs than those currently available on the market.”
The Japanese version of Ingres will be compatible with Japanese OSs, data and metadata, have localized Japanese installers and utilities and Japanese documentation and be backed up by AG-TECH’s local Japanese support services, sales and marketing teams. AG-TECH is now recruiting a network of local Japanese sales partners that will offer Ingres product sales, technical support, consulting and training.
Brad Crosby, SVP Sales, Actian Says: “Actian and AG-TECH Corporation have enjoyed a successful partnership for over 20 years. This new agreement complements our existing relationship and means Actian will be able to extend its range of offerings in Japan to include the enterprise class OLTP database market. This will open a brand new geographic enterprise market for Actian, enabling us to take advantage of new untapped revenue streams.”
Joint development of an Ingres version suitable for the Japanese market is underway with the first release planned for early summer 2017. Pricing will be based on a license model that ensures it’s competitive in the Japanese enterprise level OLTP database market.
Ingres is a product that established the foundation of many modern databases, and thanks to its technical strength and stability is developed and used throughout the world. MS SQL Server, Sybase and PostgreSQL too are products said to be derived from Ingres.
Outside of Japan, Ingres has an established track record as a commercial enterprise level RDBMS. Support is based out of bases in India, Australia, EU and North America, enabling the provision of 24 hours × 7 days a week × 365 days a year support worldwide.
Main Features of Ingres
Ingres is an enterprise class database management system with excellent TCO, designed with the aim to reduce ‘Time to Value’ (the time from installation to value creation), that has the combination of track record and credibility that comes from over 35 years of releasing commercial products. It is used in the mission critical systems of various enterprises worldwide. Ingres has many advanced functions such as database federation (authenticated collaboration), peer-to-peer, replication, geo-spatial datatypes and functions, clustering, C2 RDBMS certification (a US government security evaluation standard), user-defined data types and functions.
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About AG-TECH Corporation
Since its establishment in April 1984, starting with its core Actian PSQL product line, AG-TECH has been discovering, localizing into Japanese and selling IT products in the Japanese market for various different situations. AG-TECH offers a wide ranging product lineup for everybody involved in IT right from developer and system administrator specialists to end users and business operators, and also provides services using its technical strength and experience gained over many years.
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John Bard, Director of Product Marketing, Actian Corporation
Yoshiaki Kawamura, Director of Product Marketing, AG-TECH Corporation