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New Partnership Brings McObject’s eXtremeDB In-Memory Database to QNX Neutrino RTOS

August 13, 2002 — As part of a new alliance with QNX Software Systems, McObject has released its eXtremeDB in-memory database system (IMDS) for the QNX® Neutrino® real-time operating system (RTOS). In eXtremeDB, developers have a proven IMDS for QNX Neutrino, and benefit from the exceptional performance, reliability and scalability delivered by this software combination.

With its modular, microkernel architecture, the QNX Neutrino RTOS minimizes overhead and makes possible highly dependable, predictable systems without sacrificing performance. Similarly, eXtremeDB accelerates data management via an innovative optimized design. As an in-memory database, eXtremeDB eliminates disk I/O, caching and other performance overhead associated with disk-based databases, while keeping database code size to an ultra-small 110K or less.

Today’s embedded systems and intelligent devices demand a flexible and reliable software foundation. Replacing self-developed data management code with a proven commercial database such as eXtremeDB adds to the system’s scalability. Adding new capabilities becomes easier, because data management is no longer “hardwired” to application code. eXtremeDB also delivers features such as transactions that safeguard data integrity.

In addition to providing rock-solid reliability, QNX Neutrino allows users to upgrade applications, drivers, and protocol stacks on the fly, without having to remove the system from service. To create new applications for QNX Neutrino, developers can use the QNX Momentics development suite, a new, tightly integrated toolset that includes everything from wizards for jumpstarting an embedded project to analysis tools for fine-tuning system performance.

QNX Neutrino and eXtremeDB both maximize organizations’ options in designing and building embedded systems. Both support a broad range of hardware, so users can choose the processor with the right price and performance. QNX Neutrino’s POSIX compliance enhances code portability and leverages users’ Linux and UNIX experience. By offering eXtremeDB source code, McObject provides an invaluable tool for understanding the database and for gaining control over the development environment.

“QNX RTOS technology is a mainstay in key McObject markets, including network infrastructure, telecommunications, and equipment control. We look forward to working with QNX Software Systems to cut our joint customers’ development cycles and enhance their end products,” McObject President and CEO Steve Graves said.

“In-memory databases approach data management for embedded systems in a way that offers many advantages. McObject’s eXtremeDB complements the performance, reliability and footprint advantages inherent in the QNX Neutrino RTOS, and we are pleased to add the company as a partner,” said Linda Campbell, QNX vice president of strategic alliances.


eXtremeDB for QNX Neutrino RTOS is available immediately from McObject. A free trial version and documentation can be downloaded from For pricing and other information, please call McObject at 425 831 5964 or e-mail

About QNX Software Systems

Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and small memory footprint of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications. The QNX Neutrino RTOS forms the core of the QNX Momentics® development suite, the QNX Networking Platform, and the QNX Automotive Platform. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Delphi, Siemens, Alcatel, Texaco, and Ford depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical devices, intelligent transportation systems, safety and security systems, next-generation robotics, and other mission-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit

About McObject

McObject, based in Issaquah, WA, is committed to building data management technology that makes intelligent devices smarter, and to providing first-rate support and consulting services to customers and partners. With more than 30 years experience in compilers, real-time systems, embedded data management and kernel level device-driver development, McObject's founders are well-suited to deliver database technology that becomes as ubiquitous as computing itself. The company can be reached at
425 831 5964, or visit

McObject and eXtremeDB are trademarks of McObject LLC. QNX and Neutrino are registered trademarks in certain jurisdictions. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.