Altibase Announces that Samsung Electronics Has Replaced Oracle with Altibase for its Refurbishment System

Altibase is pleased to announce that Samsung Electronics has adopted Altibase for its factories to produce refurbished products. By switching to Altibase, Samsung Electronics has significantly reduced its total cost of ownership, while taking advantage of high data processing speeds and hybrid features of Altibase over Oracle. 

Samsung Electronics has recently set up factories to produce refurbished products. The company had found Oracle databases onerously expensive. Its license costs were too high, and so were its maintenance fees. After conducting a series of intensive benchmark tests to look for an alternative to Oracle, the company finally chose Altibase in 2018. 

We are pleased to announce that Samsung Electronics has adopted Altibase for its refurbishing factories. This is a major milestone for the product, and we are excited to offer the cutting-edge features of Altibase along with a very low total cost of ownership,” said James Jang, CEO of Altibase Corp. 

The Samsung factories are meant for refurbishing unused customer returns or defective products returned under warranty. Consequently, keeping manufacturing/operation costs as low as possible is the key to successful refurbishment. Databases comprise one of the largest and the most expensive segments of the enterprise software landscape and over 50% of the cost of its total application stack.

From its past experience of deploying Altibase, Samsung Electronics had no doubt as to Altibase’s product maturity, functionality and reliability. In addition, Altibase has its own unique advantage compared to Oracle: Altibase’s hybrid architecture allows for utilization of memory tables for high performance and disk tables for economical storage, and consequently it eliminates the need for Samsung Electronics to purchase an in-memory database and an on-disk database separately, further lowering total cost of ownership.

Highlights of Altibase adoption at Samsung Electronics: 

  • Altibase’s in-memory capabilities and advanced query optimization techniques provide Samsung Electronics with high performing data processing speed, which is mandatory for its MES with high throughput requirements.
  • Utilizing Altibase’s Migration Center, it was easy to convert complex Oracle procedures to Altibase procedures, and the migration from Oracle to Altibase was easy and straightforward.
  • High availability was achieved by reconfiguring with Altibase’s shared-nothing replication.
  • Altibase’s replication replaced the enormously expensive Oracle’s Real Application Cluster (RAC), eliminating the need to deploy an unnecessary 3rd party redundancy solution. The result is lower total cost of ownership.
  • Samsung Electronics made the most of Altibase’s scalar subquery caching technique. Using the technique, it could enhance the performance by over 100%, as its scalar subqueries have relatively smaller number of distinct values (NDV).

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