Objectivity, Inc. Becomes the First Company to Bring a Federated, Distributed Database Product to the Cloud Computing Environment

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The company has made its trial download available on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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Launching our product in the cloud represents an exciting step for our company

Objectivity, Inc. is providing a new way for customers to use its unique distributed database, Objectivity/DB, by making a free 60-day evaluation of the product available on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The launch makes Objectivity/DB the first federated, distributed database product accessible in a cloud computing environment.

Cloud computing has rapidly gained popularity as an efficient model for application development, and Objectivity’s management team recognized that with Objectivity/DB's flexible architecture, deploying in a cloud environment was a natural progression.

“Launching our product in the cloud represents an exciting step for our company,” said Jay Jarrell, Objectivity’s president and CEO. “The cloud computing environment is an ideal distribution platform for us to gain new users and increase awareness, and it is also a new way to prove to potential customers that we are the best choice for large-scale, distributed applications.”

Developers who want to try Objectivity/DB on Amazon EC2 can access the product via two Linux-based Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) with bundled software for both 32 and 64 bit platforms. Both are based on the CentOS 5.2 operating system - a binary-compatible version of RedHat Enterprise Linux. Objectivity/DB images may also be used in other cloud environments, including Savvis, TerreMark, Mosso (RackSpace), and others.

Objectivity/DB has a strong reputation for solving distributed computing challenges. The product’s original architects eschewed the single server design in traditional databases in order to focus on providing a distributed database that could scale nearly infinitely. Objectivity/DB was the first database to demonstrate the ability to run in batch and online modes required by the IBM grid compliant application model; cloud computing uses grid concepts to provide distributed service and storage resources across the Internet on demand.

“Cloud computing uses a distributed processing model that perfectly aligns with Objectivity/DB’s distributed architecture,” said Brian Clark, Objectivity’s vice president of product management. “Our product allows users to scale incrementally from several nodes to thousands of nodes, and the cloud supports that ability by giving users a way to access that additional compute power without major capital expenditures. Other databases don’t offer the same advantages.”

About Objectivity, Inc.
Objectivity, Inc.’s flagship product, Objectivity/DB, has a fully scalable, cloud-ready distributed processing architecture that manages localized, centralized or distributed databases by synthesizing large, complicated streams of data into a single logical view. Objectivity works directly with clients in government, security, complex manufacturing, commercial services, science, and engineering organizations to build customized programs, find solutions to complicated challenges and seamlessly integrate technology across multiple platforms and languages.

Objectivity, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA. Please contact us by visiting Objectivity.com or calling (408) 992-7100. A 60-day free trial of Objectivity/DB is available on the website, and Objectivity also provides free web-based Object Database Training Courses.

Note to editors: Objectivity/DB is a registered trademark of Objectivity, Inc. All other company, organization, product or alliance names mentioned herein remain the property of their respective owners.


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