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Database Software Maker Ingres Introduces Windows Version of Vectorwise

Analytical database software maker Ingres has introduced a Windows version of its Vectorwise big data analysis tool.

The company claims the release was prompted by ‘frustrated’ users of Microsoft’s technology who have a Windows-based architecture.

The big data analytics tool, designed for Microsoft’s Windows 2008 Server R2 and Windows 7 platforms, satisfies the need for businesses to access such tools from every server and computer.

Ingres reports that since the tool was launched in beta, download traffic had increased by more than 215 percent. The Vectorwise for Windows tool promises to provide deeper and faster data analytics at an affordable price.

“Big data represents a disruptive force, but it isn’t just for today’s leading ecommerce and social media companies such as Facebook and Amazon,” said Steve Shine, newly appointed CEO of Ingres Corporation.

“There are a multitude of small, medium and larger organisations across various industries that want to analyse their data to deliver unprecedented insights and new revenue streams,” he added.

The tool has been available for Linux and promises to bring similar levels of big data analytical capabilities mostly enjoyed by organisations with massive hardware and software resources.