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Moving to the cloud? Why you should consider Tibero for your RDBMS

If legacy and on-premises databases were core to running your business before 2020, it is highly likely that this is not the case now. What the events of 2020 and 2021 demonstrated is that data centers and on-premises data base infrastructure can be stressed to the breaking point by a sudden, intense, and significant rise in work from home, software-defined wide area networks, and distributed computing across the cloud and edge.

If you have decided to take advantage of modern technology that addresses work-from-home and distributed computing, you are probably moving legacy applications and workloads to the cloud. So, how much sense does it make to move applications to the cloud but leave data behind to be managed the same old way?

For the best results, transitions to the cloud should include a high-performance, highly secure, highly scalable relational database management system (RDBMS). If you want to fully leverage your mission-critical data in the cloud, TmaxSoft Tibero offers an enhanced view of processing, managing and securing large-scale databases. Tibero is certified and available on all major cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform. In this blog article, we explain why you should consider give your legacy modernization strategy a boost by implementing TmaxSoft Tibero in the cloud.

The end of vendor lock-in

On-premises, legacy databases and their management systems often have usage or licensing restrictions. Many companies feel locked-in to an inflexible monolith. They have little control over licensing. They can find themselves in a situation where the vendor has announced the end of support for the version of the database they currently have installed. Not only will they have to upgrade at a higher cost, but they might also need more infrastructure.

Tibero helps eliminate that hassle and inflexibility. When installed on the cloud, it offers enterprises the option of moving database management workloads to the cloud and a simple licensing model similar to software as a service (SaaS) subscription pricing. The difference between this business model and the established vendor model is striking. The result is a dramatic increase in flexibility while cutting TCO. Kia Motors and Brazilian pension fund FUNCEF have already achieved up to 90% cost reduction in database licensing and maintenance year over year.

Remarkable reliability, scalability, and stability

Tibero delivers reliable database transactions with active clustering technology. With innovative components like the Tibero Active Cluster (TAC) and the Tibero Standby Cluster (TSC), Tibero also provides full support for redundancy and failover options in the cloud. In the case of failover, TSC immediately uses “redo logs” to replicate the exact structure of the primary TAC cluster. If there is a site failure, TSC takes over and continues delivering database services without interruption. The government of the Indian state of Gujarat chose Tibero based on its shared disk clustering system environment.

Tibero stands out for its scalability to accommodate data warehouses and data lakes while also remaining compatible with traditional databases, which are generally not designed for the type of scalability you need in a world of accelerated digital transformation. Tibero can support very large databases—even in the petabyte range—scaling appreciably without regard for headroom. And it works with most commonly available virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions.

Consistent, high performance and data protection

In a world where impatient customers and users can sour on your company if app response times—which are affected by database transactions—aren’t almost instantaneous, multi-threaded Tibero efficiently uses resources and optimizes I/O processing to ensure high performance. Separate threads access data simultaneously, so the database can perform better. Malaysia’s leading credit reporting agency, CTOS, uses Tibero, and its query response time per 100 concurrent users has decreased by 94%.

Its filesystem and volume manager, known as Tibero Active Storage, features a clustering function that directly uses TAC when using shared disk space. With two-way and three-way mirroring for superior data protection, TAS striping reduces I/O latency by load balancing across all disks. To enhance your data protection, Tibero provides full and incremental online backup with automatic recovery.

A smooth and easy transition to cloud

One of biggest reasons to choose Tibero as your RDBMS in the cloud is how easy it is to make the switch. Unlike with other database vendors, there is no massive and tricky rewrite. An SQL conversion tool automatically translates the 90% of code that is SQL compliant. Tibero also supports direct translation for most vendor extensions like Oracle data types, Oracle commands, Oracle SQL extensions, Oracle stored procedures, Oracle schemas, Oracle RAC, and more. Tibero also supports similar extensions for MS SQL, DB2, as well as others.

One Tibero customer, Heel, a European natural medicine manufacturer and pioneer reported that their migration to Tibero went smoothly and that it is really easy to use. Heel adds that Tibero has delivered an 80% improvement in processes such as data loading, importing, and BI reporting. The data they need for analysis is up-to-date, perfect for smart business decisions. In addition, a U.S. retailer says they have benefitted from migrating IMS DB and VSAM files to Tibero, and the administrators are easily adapting to the open system environment.

Key takeaways

Tibero is a truly virtual, cloud-native RDBMS. Depending on your requirements, you can gradually or quickly migrate from their current databases to Tibero with complete control. Here is a brief summary of the reasons why it should be your RDBMS for your cloud migrations:

  • It is highly compatible with popular databases, making it a great replacement for legacy systems
  • It provides application compatibility without modification.
  • It accommodates the large data lakes and data warehouses that many enterprises depend on.
  • It is multi-threaded to maximize performance.
  • It uses active clustering technology to optimize reliability.
  • Its total cost of ownership is substantially lower than that of legacy systems.

Want to learn more?

Read this excellent article by Howard Cohen or sign up for a 30-day free trial of Tibero.

Raghu Radhakrishnan is the CEO & Managing Director of TmaxSoft India. With more than 27 years of sales and marketing experience in the IT industry, he drives global enterprises to adopt TmaxSoft technologies and help them solve their perennial problem of high cost of ownership. He joined TmaxSoft in 2015 and has held senior level positions with IBM, Modi Olivetti and Digital. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.