What is Ingres NeXt?
Ingres NeXt preserves investments and knowledge bases for one of the most popular and esteemed enterprise transactional databases in history, focusing on what really matters: the applications and underlying business logic associated with Ingres database deployments. Further, Ingres NeXt delivers low risk migration from legacy environments to modern cloud platforms with web and mobile front-ends. Since no two journeys to the cloud are identical, Actian provides the infrastructure and tooling required to take customers to the cloud regardless of what their planned journey may look like.
“The reasons why we originally chose the Ingres database and continue to rely on it are numerous. It offers good functionality, high levels of reliability and stability, a cost-effective licensing model, and is backed up with excellent support. When we compare the Ingres database to other database technologies on the market, it continues to be one of the best choices to power Lido/FlightPlanning.”
Rudi Koffer, Senior Database Software Architect, Lufthansa Systems Airlines Operations Solutions
“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 reigns 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
Key OLTP Features
Per-query parallelism lets developers easily test and tune query parallelization for application performanceStore the data in a columnar format for faster access. .NET data provider prefetch blocks tunes the number of rows returned per I/O block.
The Ingres database has built-in functionality to analyze query performance such that over time it will generate in-memory statistics and guidance to users that lead to improved query performance.
The Ingres database can pull apart a JSON payload, allowing JSON pre-processing to extract fields from within the payload, insertion into the DB, and results sent directly to storage, reducing application processing overheads and development costs.
Meet data privacy, regulatory and compliance measures with built-in, dynamic data masking with role-based full, partial, and calculated views. Further strengthen encryption with user defined initialization vectors.
Docker containers give the Ingres database portability across cloud platforms as well as the ability to leverage the management and security features associated with the latest underlying infrastructure.
Monitor Database System Health
Use pre-configured plug-ins to keep track of the health of the Actian X and Ingres databases and host systems. Keep business critical application systems in top shape and get better planning for scheduled maintenance.
Add geometry and geography related features to Actian X and Ingres database applications. ESRI ArcGIS plug-in means ArcGIS 10.x can view and manipulate Actian x geospatial data. Industry standard 2D, 3-D and 4-D datatypes plus linear reference.
World Class Global Support
24×7 follow the sun multi-language, enterprise support. Experienced, stable team with development and support under one roof.
“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
Why Modernize the Ingres Database?
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. The Ingres database extends and enhances the best of what you have for transaction processing with modern cloud, mobile, and web applications.
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 by:
- Uniform operation at the SQL and business logic level across legacy UNIX variant, Linux/Windows, and Clcoud 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
- Path from Actian for Ingres DBaaS
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.
- Automated conversion of ABF forms reduces time to modernize
- Reduces risk and cost associated with manual-only migrations
- Avoids complexity and long preparation phases, get immediate results
Extending to Semi-structured Data
- Move your JSON pre-processing into the DBMS and out of your web application
- Store your JSON payloads in a secure repository
- Handle metadata tied to unstructured data such as audio and video
Security and Data Privacy
Violation of data privacy regulations set by EU, Japan and US States like California can lead to huge fines and loss of customer and public trust. The Ingres database incorporates several data privacy features including:
- Dynamic Data Masking to fully, partially, or in calculated views protect sensitive data
- Centralization of masking across multiple applications and user roles reduces complexity and risk
- Reduction in attack vectors through masking and user supplied initialization vectors for encrypted data
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Realistic Performance and Load Testing
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.