Posted By: Alysha Brown
Welcome to our eleventh major edition of c-treeACE database technology!
Since our V10 release, the database industry has experienced continued disruption from the NoSQL movement. The freedom to accomplish what was once restricted by schema structure was lifted and the results have been powerful. Of course, this was no revelation to our customers. They’ve long understood SQL is not the only way to solve every database problem. For years, they have come to us from all over the globe, from every market sector, and from companies big and small. They recognized long ago the power behind a database that is “not only SQL” and were perceptive enough to understand it didn’t mean avoiding SQL either. Our customers have been enjoying the best of both worlds for over a decade, deploying c-tree to power mission-critical applications.
Our c-treeACE engine is a prime embodiment of a NoSQL, full ACID-compliant key-value database. If you are looking for NoSQL, you need look no farther than the c-treeACE database technology which many trust every day. Keeping with these times, you may notice NoSQL terminology appearing in our communications. Our veteran c-tree developers know we are referring to our powerful ISAM engine in use by customers every day for over 30 years.
If you are not familiar with all the NoSQL capabilities c- treeACE offers, we encourage you to engage us with technical sessions, training, and technology reviews. Our job as database technologists is to look ahead and help pave your way to the future. To this extent, we know your future is not about worrying over distinctions between what “is” (SQL) and what “is not” (NoSQL), or any other data model for that matter. The future is a single database that handles these distinctions for you.
With V11 we introduce the c-treeACE multimodel database–a single database that is both NoSQL and SQL. By offering both NoSQL and SQL in a single database you choose which data model is right for your application. We call this synergy “No+SQL” and it is unlike any other. The unique way in which our NoSQL and SQL components complement each other, working together or separately as necessary for your development, all over a single-instance of data, isn’t offered by any other vendor. True, other NoSQL vendors are starting to offer SQL capabilities and traditional vendors are adding NoSQL functionality to their offerings. For over a decade, FairCom has lead other vendors in offering both models together in a single solution, evolving their coaction, and scrutinizing their synergism in live production environments. With V11, c- treeACE becomes even more powerful in both NoSQL and SQL in a single DBMS.
Another exciting change to c-treeACE with V11 is the introduction of our c-treeACE Editions: Essential, Evolve, and Enterprise. One size does not fit all, and so we have brought options tailored to fit your application’s needs, workloads and business models. You can learn about the highlights and major achievements in this release here. Both documents, as well as full product documentation are always available on our web site at http://www.faircom.com/developers/documentation
Be sure to review not only our new features, but also the numerous existing features you quite likely have missed through the years. Replication, hot backups, data encryption, record change notification, message queues, Unicode, along with a comprehensive set of SQL and NoSQL APIs to access it all, and the list goes on!
This time of year also marks another achievement for FairCom. For the second consecutive year, Gartner Inc. has positioned FairCom in their Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems. You can download a complementary report on us.
Still, the most important recognition we receive is from our customers. We thank you for your business, for your loyalty, and for driving us with your real-world demands. Empowering you is our mission and #1 priority.
You are invited to review the many possibilities opened up by this new release by downloading our evaluation version here. We hope you will see why we say c-treeACE is one database that provides countless possibilities.
Alysha Brown, COO and the FairCom Team!