IBM DB2 database pioneer Haderle joins small database vendor - Computerworld: "A 37-year employee of IBM, Haderle, 62, led the technical team that created DB2 from the 1970s through the early 1990s. He is credited with more than 50 database patents and disclosures. He retired from IBM last year after serving 14 years as vice president and chief technology officer at the information management division of IBM.
Ants, which claims 18 corporate customers, said its method of storing information avoids the need to lock rows of data, as most SQL databases do, while maintaining data integrity. That enables increased transaction speeds, especially in online transaction processing environments where bottlenecks may occur when many users try to read or write to the same data fields at the same time."