Ingres NeXt Initiative

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Ingres NeXt Initiative with Actian

What is Ingres NeXt?

The Ingres NeXt Initiative helps you transform your mission-critical Actian Ingres* and OpenROAD applications into open and extensible platforms, reducing risk and accelerating modernization. Ingres NeXt opens a world of possibilities for faster business agility, on-demand scalability, greater sustainability, optimized user experiences, and more, all while continuing to leverage current investments in your application business logic and processes.

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Why Ingres with Actian

Success stories are made
with Actian

"It’s very reassuring to know that our solution, which keeps airplanes and passengers safe, is backed up by a database that has for so many years been playing in the ‘premier league'."

“Actian Services was on hand to help us upgrade our database with minimum disruption. They ensured a smooth transition to the new database platform.”

"Actian's expert customer service has been invaluable on our journey, as their team not only understands our specific requirements and delivers tailored and responsive solutions, contributing significantly to our success."

Modernize your way

Actian Ingres offers modernization at your own pace, in a low-risk fashion, using any of the following options:

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Modernize on Linux, Windows, UNIX, or VMS (virtualized or bare metal). This option is useful for workloads that are sensitive to compliance requirements and are too complex or too expensive to move to the public cloud.

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Virtual machine deployment

Lift and shift workloads to the cloud for fast and simple migration.

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Leverage Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration (GKS, AKS, EKS) to realize value from cloud scale and elasticity and automated patching, and to obtain a high degree of portability between public cloud and private clouds.

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Bloor Research

“Ingres NeXt is worth paying attention to because it acknowledges both the massive need, and desire, for digital transformation and modernization as well as the difficulties and shortcomings of conventional approaches to them, then takes steps to provide the former while mitigating the latter. Moreover, as it does so, Ingres NeXt places the reins in your hands, and allows you to drive your transformation efforts using whatever methods work best for you.”

Daniel Howard, Senior Analyst, Information Management and Devops, Bloor Research

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Modernize applications faster

OpenROAD reduces the time, risks, and costs of application modernization. You can easily preserve, scale, and achieve portability for your existing application business logic. OpenROAD also simplifies the process of creating modern, visually appealing user interfaces for web and mobile clients.

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Get assistance from Actian experts

The Ingres NeXt Readiness Assessment offers a pre-defined set of professional services designed to help you understand the requirements to modernize your Actian Ingres and OpenROAD applications. Our experts will help you plan your modernization journey with tailored recommendations to formulate and execute your strategy.

Ingres NeXt Readiness Assessment
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Know what performance to expect

Understanding what level of performance to anticipate is crucial when you embark on your modernization journey. The Query Recording and Playback toolset helps you eliminate the risk of change through realistic stress and volume testing using actual production workloads and workflow. You’ll be able to directly compare server resource utilization, query response times and query results across your pre- and post-change environments.

The Query Recording and Playback Toolset
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Protect your data

Actian Ingres offers robust security and compliance features to ensure secure access to systems and protect sensitive information including advanced user access controls and security auditing.

Data privacy features include:

  • Dynamic data masking of fully, partially, or in calculated views protects sensitive data.
  • Centralization of data masking across multiple applications and user roles reduces complexity and risk.
  • Random and unique user-supplied initialization vectors make it harder for attackers to predict or analyze patterns in encrypted data.

Why modernize with Actian Ingres?

The fundamentals of ACID transactions haven’t changed – just everything around it has: cloud economics, client environments, what constitutes transactional data, and security and data privacy. Actian Ingres extends and enhances the best of what you have for transaction processing with modern cloud, mobile, and web applications.

Cloud economics

Ingres NeXt provides a flexible path to the cloud, preserving investments in business logic while shedding the underlying legacy hardware and operating environments and high OPEX without generating a new round of CAPEX. Ingres NeXt achieves this with:

  • Uniform operation at the SQL and business logic level across legacy UNIX variant, Linux/Windows, and cloud deployments.
  • Fully tested with license portability to Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud.
  • Rearchitected to run in containers for maximum performance and manageability.

The combination of this set of features and functionality is that you can move partially or completely to the cloud in a pragmatic, low risk fashion.

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Client environments

With Actian Ingres and OpenROAD you can eliminate green screens, yet retain keyboard stroke augmented work processes often found in form-based transactions while gaining modern web and mobile operation through non-keyboard inputs. 
OpenROAD as your application development tool for Actian Ingres, you can migrate from Application By Frame (ABF) to OpenROAD frames, and optionally use WebGEN to convert OpenROAD frames to HTML 5 and JavaScript.

  • Reduces time to modernize with automated conversion of ABF forms.
  • Lowers risk and cost associated with manual-only migrations.
  • Avoids complexity and long preparation phases, giving you immediate results.
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HSS Hire

“We knew we had to upgrade our database in order to benefit from encryption and make sure our online website offering was fully compliant. Actian Services was on hand to help us upgrade our database with minimum disruption. They ensured a smooth transition to the new database platform.”

Dennis Joseph, Computer Services Manager, HSS Hire.

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*Actian Ingres includes the product formerly known as Actian X.