Analytic database firm Ingres has partnered with business intelligence vendor MicroStrategy in a move that could help deliver real-time competitive information to customers on their mobile phones.
The combined product, known as Performance², uses Ingres' open source VectorWise database and MicroStrategy's business intelligence tools.
Ingres explained that it had chosen MicroStrategy as a partner because the company has a strong mobile platform that allows organisations to run reports and dashboards on smartphones and tablets.
"MicroStrategy means that data generated in the cloud can be consumed in the cloud," said Ketan Karia, senior vice president of marketing at Ingres. "And with VectorWise, data can be analysed in seconds."
The VectorWise database uses vector-based processing and on-chip memory to provide performance gains over traditional relational databases. Data can be processed within seconds rather than minutes, the firm claimed.
Karia said that Ingres will continue to team up with other business intelligence firms, and revealed that a partnership with high-end analytics vendor SAS is on the cards in the near future. Last month, Ingres announced a similar partnership with Jaspersoft.
In related news, Cowen & Co analyst Peter Goldmacher has published a 75-page report on the database market, claiming that the growth of Big Data will pose a challenge for traditional relational database firms like Oracle.
Goldmacher argues against the popular view that the growth of data will benefit all database firms, and suggests it will be the new breed of database companies that will do well.
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