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McObject Embedded Database Newsletter - August 2008

Following is the latest news on McObject; eXtremeDB, our in-memory and on-disk embedded database system; and Perst, our .NET and Java embedded database system.
 

Company News

eXtremeDB Kernel Mode Embedded DBMS Grabs eg3.com Editor's Choice Award

McObject’s eXtremeDB Kernel Mode (KM) in-memory database, the first-ever embedded DBMS designed to run in the operating system kernel, has garnered the Editor’s Choice Award from eg3.com for exciting technology introduced in the first half of 2008.

“With eXtremeDB Kernel Mode, McObject continues to push the envelope of database management system high performance, and to deliver DBMS advantages such as reliability, stability and simplified development in the most challenging environments. eXtremeDB-KM’s potential benefits to real-time applications, and the excitement it has generated, drove its selection” for the award, said Jason McDonald, senior editor, eg3.com.

As an Editor’s Choice selection, eXtremeDB Kernel Mode now competes in the Software category of eg3.com’s Reader’s Choice Awards. In this contest, readers vote on-line for the most intriguing and promising new products – and get a chance to win a $100 Amazon.com gift certificate. Please vote! Click here to participate in Reader’s Choice Award voting.

Upcoming Webinars

Embedded Databases: Building In ‘Always On’ High Availability

Join McObject CEO Steve Graves on August 21st at 11 a.m. Pacific Time for a 1-hour Webinar on meeting the “always on” needs of fault-tolerant systems – while also taming these applications’ growing data complexity.

The free on-line event, “Embedded Databases: Building In ‘Always On’ High Availability”, presents general principles of database High Availability. It explains HA-enabling an application on both Master and Replica database nodes; speeding development and preserving platform-independence via an HA Application Framework; synchronous (“eager”) vs. asynchronous (“lazy”) replication; and the role of time-cognizance in deterministic HA applications.

Learn to reap the benefits of High Availability in real-time embedded applications! Register now for this free event.

Improve Real-Time Systems Development with Rhapsody and eXtremeDB

Rhapsody in C from Telelogic is the industry’s leading Model-Driven Development (MDD) environment for technical, real-time or embedded software development and systems engineering. McObject’s eXtremeDB embedded database and Rhapsody in C are fully integrated, and provide a running start on developing advanced embedded applications.
Start benefiting from this combined solution. Join McObject CEO and Co-founder Steve Graves, and Marty Bakal, Business Development Manager, Telelogic, on September 11 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time for “Improve Real-Time Systems Development With Rhapsody and eXtremeDB”. This free, 1-hour on-line event teaches how to leverage the Rhapsody/eXtremeDB combination to:

• Conserve valuable processor cycles and memory
• Achieve outstanding performance
• Eliminate database support and maintenance costs
• Decrease component costs and increase margins
• Meet users’ availability and data durability demands

Deliver superior embedded systems at lower cost. Register now for “Improve Real-Time Systems Development with Rhapsody and eXtremeDB”.

In the News

Hybrid Data Management Gets Traction In Set-Top Boxes. Embedded.com, July 28, 2008. When DIRECTV developed software for its set-top boxes, it faced a problem: some of the devices had hard disks, and others didn’t. This could have required DIRECTV to use different DBMSs – on-disk and in-memory – to store programming data. However, by utilizing new hybrid database technology, the company was able to standardize on a single database system, thereby saving costs. Read the article.

McObject and Waveaxis Join to Target India's Embedded Software Market. Control Engineering Asia, July 24, 2008. Numerous publications and Web sites, including this leading site for industrial control engineers, took note of McObject’s new partnership with Waveaxis, a fast-growing Bangalore-based product engineering, software development and sales company.

Product News

Perst Lite Improvements Simplify Storage, Cache Management and Text Search on Java ME Mobile Devices

McObject’s Perst Lite Java ME embedded database for mobile devices has been upgraded to automatically choose the proper storage layer implementation. Perst Lite supports storage using the Java ME Connected Device Configuration (CDC) file interface, JSR-75 (which allows access to file systems on certain cell phones and other devices), and the Record Management System (RMS) persistent storage mechanism in Java ME. Previously, developers had to build the database with different libraries to support JSR 75 or CDC-based storage. Now, Perst Lite detects whether the device supports CDC or JSR-75, and includes support for the correct one; if the device supports neither, the database uses RMS.

Also new in Perst Lite is support for “weak references.” Weak references simplify the object caching process by allowing objects to be claimed by Java ME’s garbage collection. This, in turn, relieves developers of the need to explicitly control cache size.

Finally, Perst Lite now offers built-in full-text search. Logical operators are supported. For documents matching a query, Perst calculates the relevance of the document to the query.

Events

Set-Top Box 2008 + Interface 2008

Conference Dates: October 7 – 8, 2008
Location: Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, CA

McObject Chief Technology Officer Andrei Gorine will speak at Set-Top Box 2008 + Interface 2008, which brings together software/application and hardware vendors, set-top box OEMs, content providers, cable, telecom and satellite companies and others to share innovation and ideas surrounding the next generation of smarter, connected and easier-to-use set-top devices.

Andrei’s presentation, “Leveraging the Data Management Layer: Designing ‘Future-Proof’ Electronic Programming Guide Software”, explores how including a data management middleware layer in set-top box embedded software can improve data designs, add support for transactions and data integrity, and minimize the impact of data management tasks on performance and on RAM and CPU resources.

McObject is also an exhibitor at Set-Top Box 2008 + Interface 2008, and an event sponsor. Please contact us to request a meeting.

Innovation 2008: Telelogic User Group Conference

Conference Dates: October 26 – 29, 2008
Location: Hilton Austin, Austin, TX

McObject is a sponsor and exhibitor at this Telelogic User Group Conference for the Americas. The event offers more than 100 sessions on the technologies, methodologies, best practices and Telelogic solutions to innovate, integrate and automate your systems and software development lifecycle.

Attendees will hear first-hand how customers leverage solutions such as the Rhapsody Model-Driven Development (MDD) environment, network with peers from many industries, and learn about valuable, integrated partner offerings including McObject’s eXtremeDB. Please e-mail McObject to request a meeting at this event.


Embedded Systems Boston

Conference Dates: October 26 – 30, 2008
Exhibition Dates: October 28 – 29, 2008
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

McObject will exhibit in booth 1109 at the Embedded Systems Conference Boston – the fastest-growing embedded event in the world. Our engineers and sales staff will offer demos of the eXtremeDB and Perst embedded database systems. Learn how proven embedded database technology can enhance your application performance and reliability, as well as development efficiency, in fields including telecommunications, industrial control, military and aerospace, and consumer electronics.

ESC provides unparalleled access to useful emerging and established technologies, and to technology industry innovators. Architects and engineers from around the globe are drawn to the conference for its high-caliber, solutions-oriented technical sessions, invaluable opportunities to network with peers and suppliers, and Exhibit Hall with more than 150 vendors offering the building-blocks of world-class solutions.

If you are attending ESC Boston and would like to meet with McObject Engineering or Sales, please e-mail us.

Customer News

Keep your eye on McObject’s Web site for announcements of some significant new design wins. Among others, Carbon Hero, a startup that is part of the European Space Agency’s incubator program, has adopted the Perst Lite embedded database for Java ME as part of its BlackBerry device-based personal carbon calculator. The Carbon Hero application uses the BlackBerry’s built-in GPS to track users’ journeys; Perst Lite’s support for spatial indexing (R-trees) makes for highly efficient GIS data processing. Stay tuned!


We are committed to keeping the eXtremeDB development community as informed as possible. If you have any questions or suggestions for our newsletter, please e-mail info@mcobject.com.