Ingres Corporation, the leading open source database management company, announced on 29th July the Ingres VectorWise project. This is a collaboration between Ingres, VectorWise - a spin-off company from the leading database research team at CWI in Amsterdam - along with ongoing support from Intel. VectorWise created the first-ever database engine that succeeds in unleashing the performance potential of modern computer hardware.
The Ingres VectorWise project provides superior database technology that will allow industry developers to fully take advantage of advances in modern processor and storage hardware. These developments are a pre-cursor for the next generation of business software and database technologies. Data management technology based on the Ingres VectorWise project will allow businesses to manage their current data at highly reduced costs, or scale up their database workloads. Ingres VectorWise will enable businesses to perform data analysis tasks that were previously not feasible. Initial results show that the Ingres VectorWise project achieves more than 10x performance gains.
VectorWise is the newest addition to the long list of start-up companies originating at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam, a research institute in mathematics and computer science. This tradition of research-based spin-offs is in line with the CWI agenda of converting fundamental research into projects that are beneficial for the society.
the full press release from Ingres and VectorWise