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New Partnership Pairs McObject’s eXtremeDB With Spectra Linux OS

September 24, 2002 — Pairing an innovative in-memory database system (IMDS) with a comprehensive, professional-grade Linux development and operating environment, McObject and Probatus Technologies today announced a bundling partnership.

In addition to certifying McObject’s eXtremeDB as compatible with its Spectra Linux 1.2 operating system, Probatus will include eXtremeDB with every copy of the platform. The arrangement showcases eXtremeDB to thousands of Linux developers and systems integrators worldwide, offering a solution that blows through the performance and footprint constraints imposed by traditional (disk-based) database management systems.

For Spectra Linux users building demanding systems and applications, eXtremeDB provides the following features and benefits:

  • An unbeatably small footprint (130K RAM or less)
  • Critical data management features, including coordination between threads, fast and flexible navigation, and assured data integrity through transactions
  • Blazing fast performance through elimination both of disk I/O and of CPU-intensive processes (such as caching) that strive to minimize I/O in traditional databases
  • A rich development toolset with support for virtually all data types and for query methods including exact match searches, b-tree indexes, and object-identifier references
  • A self-diagnostic database API that catches common programming errors at an early stage
  • Available source code, for complete control of the development environment

“McObject’s innovative solution answers the needs of thousands of our users, and we are more than happy to include it to the Spectra Linux distribution,” said Esa Tervo, Probatus Technologies’ CTO. “As a result, Linux professionals all over the world get major performance and flexibility benefits. The breadth of technology found in Spectra Linux, eXtremeDB and the other bundled tools proves Linux is now ready for serious business.”

“As software engineers push the limits of development on Linux, they demand new capabilities in their underlying embedded database. Working with Probatus Technologies lets McObject reach Linux professionals who need a professional-grade operating environment and tools. Because of this, we expect our relationship with Probatus Technologies to result in many successful solutions and pleased customers,” said Steve Graves, McObject co-founder and CEO.


About McObject

McObject LLC, 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


About Probatus Technologies

Probatus Technologies, part of Elisa Group and a subsidiary of Comptel Corporation in Finland, provides information management products and services to companies and communities, and systems integration solutions to service providers and teleoperators. With the aid of the Probatus Spectra technology, the company offers a wide range of products and solutions to support tomorrow’s information management, workgroup functioning and communication services. In addition, Probatus has gained international experience in systems integration as well as in expert services and quality assurance. For information about Probatus Technologies and to find out about obtaining Specta Linux, visit


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