Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have decided to change the vendor of its main database management system (DBMS) from Oracle to Tmax Data, a leading software developer in Korea.
The change is part of the DBMS diversification strategy that the two automakers have been going ahead with for many years. Tmax products will be adopted for most of their databases (DBs) except for enterprise resource planning (ERP) DBs and open source DBs, which take up about 20 percent of the total.
Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors announced on June 12 that they decided to use the “Tibero” of Tmax Data as the main DBMS for their global IT infrastructure. The three companies signed an MOU at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul following a recent long-term contract.
Hyundai and Kia introduced the Tibero in 2009 and applied it to some of their systems. In 2013, they listed the Tibero as one of their standard DBMS products and have since increased its use. Currently, the Tibero is used in more than 20 percent of the two companies’ systems.
Hyundai and Kia have decided to change the vendor of their main DBMS as they have verified the performance and stability of the Tibero for the past 10 years. The Tibero has merits in terms of technical support as Tmax is a Korean company.