Sabre Selects FastObjects Embedded Database

8/14/2002 - FastObjectsTM by Poet, the award-winning object database solution for embedded applications, announced that FastObjects has been chosen as the embedded data management component in the developer toolkit for QikTM, Sabre suite of business processing solutions. Using an easy–to–use yet robust application development toolkit featuring the FastObjects database, the Qik products allow Sabre's over 200 airline, travel and transportation customers to create highly customized interfaces to real-time host systems, databases, peripheral devices, and other information systems used for booking reservations, ticketing, check-in, and multiple other business functions.

The Qik Developer Tool enables Sabre travel industry customers to rapidly build custom applications that fit their specific business. The toolkit is designed to allow non-programmers to quickly, accurately and cost–effectively deploy GUI programs in a powerful and scalable Java environment. FastObjects, embedded within the toolkit, effortlessly manages all the complex data, scripts, forms, and GUI components that make up the application —all in a simple to use repository. FastObjects technology combined with Qik, helps Sabre customers to deploy their applications easier, indirectly this makes it easier for you to make your connection or to get a good seat. Simply put, FastObjects is part of what makes Qik so easy–to-use and efficient.

"An important part of the Qik Developer Toolkit's ease of use comes from its secure invisible data management," said Barbara Ryan, director of Airline Solutions for Sabre. "FastObjects provides this robust, powerful data security and performance in a manner that requires no database administration. FastObjects helps us deliver a key development tool to our customers that requires little technical experience."

"FastObjects is the clear leader in truly embedded, object-oriented database components," said David Guinther, Vice President of Field Operations for FastObjects. "Sabre selected FastObjects for its Qik toolkit because FastObjects handles complex data models with ease, and completely shields the Qik toolkit users from the underlying complexity. Qik is a perfect example of the power of FastObjects. We are proud to be working with yet another industry leader like Sabre."

About FastObjects by Poet (
FastObjects by Poet is the award-winning object database solution for the rapid and cost-effective creation of packaged and embedded high-performance Java and C++ applications. FastObjects provides data storage for application developers in two markets segments: the object database market and the embedded database market. FastObjects is widely embedded in next-generation packaged applications that require unsurpassed performance, excellent scalability, faster time to market, small footprint, and minimal database administration.

About Poet Software
Poet Software is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices throughout the US. European Headquarters are located in Hamburg, Germany. In addition to FastObjects by Poet, Poet Software also offers comprehensive supplier enablement applications for B2B eCommerce. Poet Software and Poet GmbH are wholly owned subsidiaries of Poet Holdings, Inc., which is publicly traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Neuer Markt: POXA).

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