McObject's New eXtremeDB 5.0 Embedded DBMS Delivers Improvements in Clustering, Speed and Developer Efficiency
April 22, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsResponding to strong demand for its clustering database technology, McObject® has released eXtremeDB® 5.0, the latest upgrade of its embedded database system, with new features that make eXtremeDB's clustering faster and more flexible, and further simplify its administration. Additional improvements in version 5.0 accelerate performance across the eXtremeDB product family – including in its high availability, in-memory database system (IMDS), 64-bit and other editions – and provide new tools to make application development faster and easier.
"McObject is pleased to see many customers moving forward with projects incorporating eXtremeDB Cluster, in fields ranging from aerospace/defense to smart grid management and financial systems. In eXtremeDB 5.0, McObject refines its clustering database technology, delivering several key improvements that enable it to address an even wider range of real-time computing challenges," McObject CEO Steve Graves said. New features in eXtremeDB Cluster 5.0 include:
In McObject's tests, eXtremeDB Cluster using Infiniband and MPI performed more than 7.5x faster than the same system implemented with "plain vanilla" gigabit networking (TCP/IP and Ethernet). MPI can also be used over Ethernet-TCP, and in McObject's tests this combination performed almost 1.5x faster than using TCP/IP over Ethernet. eXtremeDB Cluster's Infiniband and MPI support is provided on Linux in the current release.
Other new features in version 5.0 reduce DBMS latency, and improve developer efficiency, in all eXtremeDB editions. Newly supported NUMERIC and DECIMAL data types provide more precise calculations than alternative FLOAT and DOUBLE types. By permitting integer operations, NUMERIC and DECIMAL data types enable faster performance while also allowing the database designer to specify the exact scale and precision required.
eXtremeDB 5.0 also adds support for nullable data types, or the ability to set data types to the special value NULL. This provides greater flexibility in representing missing or inapplicable information in query results. eXtremeDB's NULL value support extends to both its SQL and native C/C++, Java and .NET application programming interfaces (APIs).
For the growing community of developers using eXtremeDB with the Java and .NET languages, version 5.0 adds features that increase flexibility, programming efficiency and performance. These include:
Version 5.0 also improves eXtremeDB High Availability, McObject's DBMS edition that implements master-replica database replication and serves as the basis of many fault-tolerant systems. eXtremeDB 5.0 adds High Availability functions that improve an application's ability to control failover to a replica, by providing greater control to the replica over closing the communication channel to the master.
Founded by embedded database and real-time systems experts, McObject offers proven data management technology that makes applications and devices smarter, more reliable and more cost-effective to develop and maintain. McObject counts among its customers industry leaders such BAE Systems, Siemens, Philips, EADS, JVC, Tyco Thermal Controls, F5 Networks, 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 www.mcobject.com.
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