March 9, 2004

In-memory DB joins powerful embedded Linux

Ted Kenney writes "McObject, developer of the eXtremeDB in-memory embedded database, has teamed with German embedded systems innovator SYSGO to offer a feature-rich, cost-efficient development package for embedded Linux applications.

The companies will bundle a development copy of McObjects eXtremeDB-XML Shared Memory Edition for x86 targets, including reference applications, with SYSGOs ELinOS Basic Toolbox for embedded Linux. In this single package, developers have the toolsincluding graphical configuration environment, embedded Linux distribution with real-time extensions, a proven, XML-enabled real-time database and much moreto build industrial-grade, data-intensive embedded Linux software systems.

The bundle is priced at US$1,175.00. In addition, the companies announced they will include eXtremeDB evaluation software with the ELinOS Development Kit, which offers additional advanced features for embedded Linux development.

The eXtremeDB-ELinOS bundle builds on both companies proven product development track records and their growing base of satisfied, often well-known customers.

With its graphic configuration tool ELK, ready-made boot loaders and cross development environments for all current CPUs, ELinOS promotes economical software for intelligent devices. ELinOS both reduces the resource requirements of Linux and extends its real-time capabilities, making this the logical starting point for industrial customers who are expanding their use of embedded Linux or using it for the first time.

SYSGOs ELinOS customers include VDO Dayton for car infotainment, Rohde & Schwarz for its Protocol Tester, and Honeywell Building Automation.

With eXtremeDB, McObject offers a new type of database to meet the unique performance requirements and resource constraints of intelligent, connected devices. With a footprint of 100K or less, eXtremeDB spares RAM and CPU resources while delivering critical data management features. As an all-in-memory database with a streamlined architecture, eXtremeDB delivers instant responsiveness that complements SYSGOs real-time Linux.

And like ELinOS, eXtremeDB provides sophisticated developer tools. Features include support for varied data and query types, and a powerful debugging environment with a self-diagnostic API that catches a wide range of common programming errors before they slip into runtime code. McObject customers include Genesis Microchip, which uses eXtremeDB in digital TV embedded software, and Boeing, which recently chose eXtremeDB High Availability for R&D-stage enhancements to its AH-64D Apache Longbow combat helicopter.

For more details see the announcement on McObject's Web site."


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