2 min

Huawei focuses more on the enterprise market with a whole new database management product. It’s GausseDB, a data base that uses artificial intelligence capabilities to improve tuning performance by over 60 percent.

With the new product, Huawei, especially known for its smartphones and telecom equipment, will compete directly with companies such as IBM, Oracle and Microsoft, says TechCrunch.

The database must work both locally and in the public and private cloud. If GausseDB runs on Huawei’s own cloud, the database provides warehouse services for customers across the board. These include the financial, logistics, education and automotive industries.

The Information announced on Tuesday that Huawei was planning to launch the database. This medium quoted sources that state that the database was designed by the secret database research group called Gauss. It is also claimed that the product is primarily aimed at the Chinese market.

Possible espionage

Huawei’s announcement comes at a time when his telecom equipment is the subject of discussions about security. Several Western countries, in particular the United States, are concerned that company equipment is being misused by the Chinese government for espionage. Huawei has always denied this.

In the Netherlands, the AIVD was to investigate the possible involvement of the manufacturer in Chinese espionage, according to de Volkskrant earlier today on the basis of intelligence sources. According to these sources, Huawei has a back door to customer data from one of the three largest telecom providers in the Netherlands: Vodafone/Ziggo, T-Mobile/Tele2 or KPN.

With the new product, the company hopes to get more money out of its enterprise branch. At the moment, the company’s telecom department accounts for 40.8% of its turnover. The consumer department, which mainly consists of smartphones, accounts for about half of the annual turnover. Enterprises now account for less than a quarter of turnover.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.