CA’s Advantage Ingres Leverages AMD’S 64-Bit Processor For High Performance on Linux
First Enterprise-Class RDBMS for AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based Platform Deliver Superlative Cost-Efficiency for Corporate Data Centers
ISLANDIA, N.Y., --
Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) today extended its leadership in enterprise Linux by announcing general availability of the first enterprise-class RDBMS for the 64-bit AMD Opteron™ processor, Advantage Ingres RDBMS. With Advantage Ingres running on AMD Opteron processors, customers can achieve outstanding application performance on low-cost Linux-based systems, while seamlessly transitioning to 64-bit environments.
64-bit computing delivers high performance and scalability for Very Large Database (VLDB) business applications. CA has worked closely with AMD to ensure interoperability with CA solutions on systems based on AMD Opteron processors. Advantage Ingres servers running on the AMD Opteron processors can directly address a vast amount of real memory, enabling large database caches that significantly reduce expensive disk I/O while boosting application performance and scalability. Combined with the lower cost of the Linux operating system, CA’s Advantage Ingres and AMD Opteron processors therefore offer superlative value for the corporate data center.
In full 64-bit mode, the AMD Opteron processor improves I/O performance of Advantage Ingres by as much as a factor of 10 in CA’s internal tests. Significant performance improvement also may result when using the Opteron processor with 32-bit applications.
“IT budgets are simply not growing as fast as the demands that the business is putting on the data center,” said Aline Gerew, vice president for Advantage Ingres development. “But with CA’s Advantage Ingres deployed on 64-bit AMD Opteron processors running Linux, customers fulfill their performance requirements within the resource constraints they now face.”
“Servers based on AMD Opteron processors can help extend Advantage Ingres customers’ significant investments in relational database business solutions,” said Rich Heye, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “64-bit computing will offer these customers the ability to exploit these information assets in innovative data warehouse and business intelligence applications. The AMD Opteron processor, combined with Advantage Ingres, will offer customers a compelling solution for obtaining both high performance and lowered data management costs.”
Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:CA), one of the world's largest software companies, delivers software and services that enable organizations to manage their IT environments. Focus areas include network and systems management, storage and security management, portal and business intelligence, and application life cycle management. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, NY, and operates in more than 100 countries. For more information on CA, please visit http://ca.com.
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