Valverde incorporates all the latest breakthru’s in database performance and design, to offer these improvements:
- Open Source: Valverde is open source. Users are freed from legacy lock-in and have complete transparency and control over their code.
- Lower Cost from Open, Standard Hardware: Valverde runs on little-endian open systems. 99% of computer systems in the world (including Apple) run on little endian x86 chips, which translates into cost-savings from volume production of the latest and greatest technologies. Standardizing hardware also simplifies IT infrastructure, lowering maintenance costs.
- Rich Database Front End: Valverde supports the highly developed software that runs on PostgreSQL, which has hundreds of packages tailoring the object-relational front end to perform a myriad of functions. In addition, a large established community of PostgreSQL developers means lower costs in hiring talent to develop and test these applications.
- Fault-Tolerance Back End: underneath the APIs, Valverde on the back end is built on clusters of multi-core open systems computers. When a particular computer fails in the cluster, the software continues to run. When the computer comes back up, the system re-integrates it and uses it again.
- Cross Platform: Valverde leverages the PostgreSQL portability platform, allowing it to compile and run natively on Unix, BDS and Linux variants, and also on Windows. As evidenced by the growing adoption of Postgres, cross-platform support attracts the largest and most dedicated open source user communities.
- Ease of transition: Valverde supports popular APIs: Cextdecs, C/C++, Nonstop SQL MP, Cobol, to facilitate existing NonStopTM users’ transition.
- Continuous Database: Valverde supports an availability of 12 nines, based on its advanced datacenter-style takeovers of the enterprise storage system disks from one cluster to another with Virtual Commit. This allows transparent takeovers for the double failure outages.
- Next generation Disaster Recovery: Valverde supports 1-safe (async), 2-safe (sync) and very-safe/hybrid models that allow an entirely new level of completely consistent support for the coordinated and disaster recovery takeovers of large distributed databases.
- Reliable Cloud Computing: Valverde enables large-scale fault-tolerant applications to run reliably on cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services EC2 and Microsoft Azure, thanks to Valverde’s 2-safe and very-safe replication that supports distributed transactions on large databases.
Leveraging the best of both mainframe and Internet worlds, Valverde aims to propel the computer industry forward, by enabling database users for the first time to enjoy both widely serialized and scalable consistency, and great performance (response time), on open systems with lower total costs. For more technical details, please refer to our white papers.