RE: ANTs Data Server?

  • From: Stephane Faroult <sfaroult@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 17:07:34 +0200

From their FAQ: 

Is the ANTs Data Server an accelerator for other database systems? 
While the ANTs Data Server is designed to be a standalone database, it can
also be used to complement conventional database systems by moving high
contention, "hot spot" tables to the ANTs Data Server. This can be achieved
with minimal application changes since the ANTs Data Server supports SQL
programming through industry-standard ODBC and JDBC APIs. 
I am beginning to dream of ODBC-based kinda database links between ANTS and
Oracle ... Great for boosting performance.

Abuse? Which abuse? 


Stephane Faroult 

RoughSea Ltd 

On Wed, 1 Sep 2004 08:58 , 'Cary Millsap' <cary.millsap@xxxxxxxxxx> sent:

I just don't get the whole "cache everything, and everything will be ok"
argument. The vast majority of the slow tasks I've seen in the past ten
years have all executed "in cache" to begin with!

...And fixing them has, almost every time, required either optimization =
SQL, or optimization of the application code that calls the SQL. I just
don't see how /any/ database can defend itself against all the types of
abuse that an application developer can throw at it.

Cary Millsap
Hotsos Enterprises, Ltd.[2]
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On Behalf Of Peter Robson
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 8:14 AM
To: Jonathan Gennick
Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx[7]
Subject: Re: ANTs Data Server?


Wednesday, September 1, 2004, 2:03:04 PM, you wrote:

JG> Has anyone ever heard of these guys?


No, I have not heard of them.

The web site refers to in-memory products, and Cache immediately
springs to mind. If you have ever looked at that product, and can
remember Adabas, there are remarkable similarities. The key question
to ask of these vendors is what data model their product supports. The
answers can be interesting...



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