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McObject Achieves “Ready for IBM Rational Software” Validation

January 6, 2009 — McObject® today announced its eXtremeDB™ in-memory and on-disk embedded database has received IBM’s “Ready for IBM Rational Software” validation, demonstrating eXtremeDB’s ability to integrate as a plug-in for IBM Telelogic Rhapsody and enable faster time-to-market of embedded software that requires embedded data management.

With Rhapsody configured to work with eXtremeDB, developers can visually model their application or system, access eXtremeDB’s application programming interfaces (SQL/ODBC or native), and generate code that interacts with the database from within Rhapsody.

McObject’s plug-in addresses all integration issues between eXtremeDB and Rhapsody, providing seamless access to database features after a quick and fully automated installation. The integration incorporates eXtremeDB steps into Rhapsody’s code generation and compilation steps, and makes eXtremeDB functions available via the Rhapsody Intellivisor.

Rhapsody projects often must share data between software components. The eXtremeDB in-memory database system is a safe way to meet this requirement without resorting to global variables, shared memory, and “homegrown” code to manage concurrent access. The eXtremeDB plug-in adds a handset project to Rhapsody’s example programs, illustrating how the embedded software in a mobile phone would append a ‘recent calls’ list.

“Complex embedded systems development projects gain software quality and shorten development cycles by using Rhapsody’s automated, graphically-driven approach to modeling and code generation. But increasingly, Rhapsody users working in military, aerospace, telecommunications and other embedded systems fields find that their applications must also manage large volumes of complex data. That’s when developers turn to eXtremeDB for a solution,” McObject Chief Operating Officer Chris Mureen said

“McObject’s relationship with IBM, and the resulting Rhapsody-eXtremeDB plug-in, ensure that clients can capture the benefits of both companies’ technologies in a seamlessly integrated tool set,” he said.

eXtremeDB’s ‘Ready for IBM Rational’ validation clearly signals to organizations using IBM Rational software tools that they can easily integrate McObject’s tiny-footprint embedded database with Rhapsody in C,” said Stephen Lauzon, senior manager, ISV Strategy and Ready for IBM Rational Software. “We’re pleased that this plug-in is available to customers.”

Users of IBM Rational’s Rhapsody in C can download the free eXtremeDB integration from McObject’s Web site.


About McObject

Founded by embedded database and real-time systems experts, McObject offers proven data management technology that makes real-time systems smarter, more reliable and more cost-effective to develop and maintain. McObject counts among its customers industry leaders such as Chrysler, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Phillips, EADS, JVC, Tyco Thermal Controls, F5 Networks, DIRECTV, CA, Motorola and Boeing. McObject, based in Issaquah, WA, is committed to providing innovative technology and first-rate services to customers and partners. The company can be reached at +1-425-888-8505, or visit

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