Objectivity Database Offers Expanded .Net, C# Support


The new database system, Objectivity/DB Release 10, provides capabilities for a broader range of development communities, including programmers who work with C#, Java, Python and .Net, according to the company. It also offers performance enhancements and tools for easier deployment and administration.

Objectivity/DB Release 10 stores a range of data types within distributed, federated IT architectures -- a capability that makes it appropriate for IT environments that include virtualization and cloud computing technology, said President and CEO Jay Jarrell in an interview. "The requirements for IT systems are really moving our way," he said.

A new C# persistence designer Visual Studio plug-in in Release 10 helps programmers design schemas and data architectures with the same interface and controls they use to write code. The database now supports LINQ, a .Net query architecture, and provides native support for the .Net configuration and transaction model.

Release 10 also provides performance gains of up to 30 percent over Release 9 for complex operations, according to the company. A new performance analyzer helps businesses further fine-tune the performance. Objectivity said Lockheed Martin, a leading customer, achieved a 10X performance improvement with the feature.

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An enhanced object query engine, a "snapshot" debugging facility, support for IPv6 128-bit IP addresses, and expanded Unicode support round out Release 10's new capabilities.

Objectivity sells the database for embedded applications, for use in distributed and massively parallel systems, in financial trading systems, and for defense and intelligence applications, among others. While the company does have a number of reseller channel partners, Jarrell said the company is seeking additional VARs to carry its software.