UNICOM Systems acquires solidDB business from IBM

UNICOM Systems has acquired the solidDB In-memory relational database management system from IBM.

The acquisition includes both the solidDB software and the solidDB Universal Cache feature.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

UNICOM Global has been a trusted IBM partner for over 30 years.

This is the second deal between UNICOM and IBM in the last six months.

The current transaction follows the recent acquisition and transition of a worldwide customer base and technology from the December 31, 2013 acquisition of the Cognos Application Development Tools suite from IBM.

solidDB has over 3 million deployments in telecommunications networks, enterprise applications and embedded software and systems, and UNICOM will focus on extending these customer investments through enhanced support and development efforts.

UNICOM will open a new R&D lab in Helsinki, Finland, where the core development team for solidDB will continue to work, joining UNICOM as its newest employees.

UNICOM has executed a Transition Services Agreement with IBM whereby certain transition services will be provided by IBM to and on behalf of UNICOM to allow for a smooth and seamless transition for all of the solidDB customers worldwide.

The solidDB In-memory database powers applications for such companies including Cisco, HP, Alcatel and Nokia Siemens.

The solidDB Universal Cache feature delivers the industry’s first relational, in-memory caching software that accelerates IBM DB2 and Informix, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and Sybase performance up to 10 times.

The acquisition of the solidDB solutions from IBM expands and builds on UNICOM’s strategic IT capabilities and offerings which will benefit UNICOM customers, technology partners and supply-chain partners.

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