ANTs Consortium Tests Database Migration Technology
ANTs forms a consortium of businesses to test their database migration middleware technology.Database software vendor ANTs has formed a consortium of ten companies to develop processes and programs to migrate pilot Sybase applications to the Oracle database using the ANTs Compatibility Server. The Compatibility Server is middleware that ANTs officials have said will help migrate applications from any of the major database offerings to another. The first product, scheduled to be announced late this year, will handle Sybase to Oracle migrations. Ultimately, the database vendor intends to produce different Compatibility Server products for each of the major databases, company officials said. "Our intention is to be database agnostic," said ANTs CEO Joseph Kozak, explaining that large companies have multiple databases and tens of thousands of applications sitting on top of them. "Look at the value proposition if you can take all of your applications and put them on two different databases and have those two major vendors compete against each other for your future business," Kozak said.
The ten Fortune 500 or equivalent companies, which are not being publicly identified, represent a variety of business sectors including travel and financial services.