|[December 04, 2012]
Heads Selects Starcounter's High Performance NoSQL Database to Support Its Supply Chain Management Application
STOCKHOLM --(Business Wire)--
today announced that Heads, a real-time retail application vendor, has
deployed its NoSQL database for Heads' supply chain management
application. Chosen for its high performance, Starcounter's in-memory
database enables Heads to centralize hundreds of thousands of retail
items in real time, process thousands of transactions per second, and
decrease the number of hours of executing backlogs.
Heads integrates and streamlines the entire supply chain, from real-time
warehouse balance visibility through procurement and delivery of goods
to central and store warehouses to end customer sales. To do this, Heads
needs to centralize data from hundreds of sources and keep data
up-to-date at all times along the supply chain. Therefore, Heads needed
a high performance database capable of processing large volumes of data
and providing unbrokentraceability of all items in real time.
Starcounter meets this need, providing an in-memory database that works
with Heads'.NET (News - Alert) and Visual Studio 2010 platform and processes millions
of ACID-compliant transactions per second on a single server. In
addition, the NoSQL database reduces infrastructure investment and
maintenance, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership for Heads'
customers compared to other systems. The Starcounter database also saves
money and time by reducing development and bug-tracking efforts.
"With Starcounter, we didn't have to use any cache technologies or
aggregation infrastructures to build our supply chain management
application like our competitors. Unlike other ERP systems for retail,
our offering has a real-time edge that allows us to provide a better
solution at a much lower cost," said Henrik Tillman, CTO of Heads. "We
researched and evaluated many databases on the market, and Starcounter
met all of our criteria, including a native object interface and extreme
"With our high performance database, Heads can provide a powerful supply
chain management system that competes with today's ERP applications for
the retail business," said Asa Holmstrom, CEO of Starcounter. "We're
pleased to provide Heads with the database they were looking for to run
the whole workflow in one system and provide customers with a
Starcounter is a database development company dedicated to providing the
world's highest performing database. Founded in 2006 by entrepreneur
Joachim Wester, Starcounter's goal is to simplify database processing
while cutting costs. Its technology is ACID compliant, and performs best
with high transactional, real-time applications. To learn more, visit www.starcounter.com.
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