Icarus Studios announced they have successfully ported 11 of its game and virtual world database systems to the IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS), a critical component for delivering and accessing these worlds, including the upcoming Fallen Earth MMORPG:
Icarus Studios' licensee, Fallen Earth, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game currently in development, currently runs on IBM BladeCenter, IBM System x and IBM System Storage. To deliver an unparalleled game experience, Icarus then turned to IBM to upgrade from mySQL to a data server proven in both reliability and performance.
"We were impressed by how fast we were able to install and have IDS running in our data intensive environment," said Jim Hettinger, CEO, Icarus Studios. "Databases are the heart of any online game or virtual world, and we needed a cost effective, scalable, and reliable database to go along with our enterprise grade platform. IDS has excelled in all three of these areas and gives us the ability to scale across our expanding portfolio of MMOGs, Virtual Worlds, and e-learning projects."
IDS is known for its mainframe-like continuous availability and disaster recovery capabilities, delivering 99.999 percent availability. IDS is tuned to deliver a combination of increased performance, reliability and scalability, along with the ability to handle massive volumes of complex data at very high speeds -- essential capabilities in today's demanding, time-sensitive online games and virtual world environments.
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