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AntDB System Properties

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DescriptionA scalable, multi-tenant, MPP-architectured RDBMS for OLTP and OLAP operations, highly compatible with Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
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Rank#300  Overall
#139  Relational DBMS
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DeveloperAsiaInfo Technologies Limited
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL2016 compliant
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
MySQL protocol compliant
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
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Specific characteristics

AntDB was initiated in 2008. On the core system of operators, AntDB provides online services for more than 1 billion subscribers in 24 provinces across China. With product features such as high performance, elastic expansion and high reliability, AntDB can process one million core communications transactions per second at peak, ensuring the continuous and stable operation of the system for nearly ten years, and is successfully implemented for commercial purpose in communication, finance, transportation, energy, Internet of Things and other industries.

AntDB has the following four features:

Amount - A huge number of subscribers. More than 1 billion mobile phone owners using AntDB database in the background.

History - A history of solid implementation. AntDB has gone through 15 years of trials and tribulations since its implementation in billing system in 2008.

Speed - Fast execution. All the call records and every message first sent on the Internet in the telecom business need the support of AntDB in the background, and AntDB can handle millions of core telecom transactions per second at its peak.

​Stability - Stable and reliable products. AntDB has been running smoothly, safely and efficiently in the core system of telecom operators for more than ten years.

Competitive advantages

HTAP mixed load: AntDB is a universal, enterprise-level distributed relational database, which integrates transaction processing and online analysis operation, and supports the operation of daily business and decision-making business of enterprise reports.

Extensive syntax compatibility: It adopts the advanced multi-modal SQL-compatible engine, supports SQL 2016 standard, and is compatible with the SQL syntax of mainstream databases.

One-click data migration: AntDB provides an one-click data migration tool, which can proactively determine migration risk points and make optimization adjustments, greatly reducing migration workload and migration risks.

Online elastic scaling: AntDB can expand its capacity as the data grows, and support automatic data redistribution with 0 change. It only needs to add more machines to meet business growth needs, and the application layer does not need to worry about storage capacity and throughput.

Kernel-level read/write splitting: AntDB routes the read traffic to the slave node and the write traffic to the master node at the kernel level, so as to efficiently deal with the traffic load during peak. This can multiply the data throughput performance of the system.

Reliable data security: AntDB can quickly detect cluster anomalies and automatically repair them. RPO=0 and second-level RTO ensure service continuity.

Typical application scenarios
As the core software of large enterprise, AntDB supports multi-scenario deployment. In addition to the deployment in telecommunication industry, it is also deployed in finance, public service and other industries. It can be described from the following aspects:

1. Telecom-related system: AntDB is applied in the telecom industry with merits as follows: 1) one-click migration, which reduces the difficulty of cutover; 2) almost "zero" change for application, which is quite smooth in long-term operation; 3) millisecond response and sufficient surplus of resources, which generates huge economic benefits with very low cost compared with the original I0E architecture.

2. Public service scenario: AntDB can be applied in transactional systems of medical care, electric power, taxation, insurance and other industries, and it has huge cost advantages over traditional commercial databases, in addition to horizontal scalability and linear performance improvement.

3. Industrial Internet and IoT scenario: Industrial Internet and IoT focus on scalability to cope with the growing data. AntDB can meet the scalability and also has high plug-in capability to support time-series characteristics.


4. Big data analysis scenario: analytical application scenarios with data volume below 1PB can use AntDB instead of Hadoop to reduce the maintenance cost of analysis system. 

In addition, AntDB is also suitable for scenarios and systems below:

HTAP Business Scenario
AntDB is specially designed to support HTAP, while having efficient OLTP and OLAP processing capability to reduce business complexity and costs.

AntDB's advanced open source geographic information engine PostGIS can provide rich and efficient geographic information processing capability.

Real-time Highly-concurrent Transaction System
Facing the traffic peak, AntDB can linearly and smoothly scale up the cluster online with the Share Nothing architecture to cope with the high concurrency scenario with ease, while supporting and ensuring global transaction consistency under the high concurrency scenario.

Massive Storage and Computing System
The online linear scalability of AntDB can expand the cluster on demand, ensuring that the cluster can support petabytes of data, and at the same time, it can automatically transfer historical data to cheap storage devices, taking into account both performance and cost, with regard to the fact that business historical data is not frequently accessed.

Data Security-dependent System
AntDB can provide multi-level security policy to guarantee the data security of this kind of high security-dependent system.

Multi-point Convergence Business System
AntDB has efficient heterogeneous database replication capability, so that data can be well shared among multiple databases.
Key customers

China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Aeon Life, China Mobile Tietong, CITIC Guoan, China Post, AIS, Telenor, China Tower, Postal Savings Bank of China, GBS, Nepal Telecom, SINOVEL, Dr.Peng Group, etc.

Market metrics

AntDB-T(Transactional database)

  • 15 years of R&D investment
  • 1 billion+ users served
  • 1500 days of maximum trouble-free operation

AntDB-M(In-memory database)

  • 1 million simultaneous browser connections
  • 10× query efficiency improvement
  • 100 billions+ telephone traffic processed daily  
Licensing and pricing models

 Certificates and licenses

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Product and services

  • AntDB Enterprise Version(customized)

License is purchased by prepaid method, and billed according to different License types (i.e.: number of cores/number of user connections), and the cost of completed purchase is the total cost. It includes the standard maintenance service fee, including remote communication means such as technical support via 7*24 hours hotline, email, instant messaging and fax; providing solutions to database problems, technical documentation and technical guidance; access to the latest Path package online and remote installation and upgrade guidance.

  • AntDB Inspection Service

Only for the highly available version and distributed version, we provide on-site routine inspection service periodically during the maintenance service period and provide detailed database inspection report.

  • AntDB on-site technical support services

Technical support service can only be enjoyed within the validity period of the maintenance service. It is recommended to purchase a certain number of man-days of technical support service at the same time as the maintenance service. Technical support services include global planning for enterprise database, database backup and recovery program, data performance testing, patch package upgrade and installation, etc.

  • AntDB Advanced Technical Support Services

Advanced technical expert services include performance tuning, problem diagnosis, architecture consulting, emergency recovery from failure, etc.

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