McObject Launches Royalty-free Single-Threaded In-Memory Database

1/13/2004 - McObject(R) has introduced a single-threaded, royalty-free version of its eXtremeDB(tm) in-memory database, delivering a powerful and economical solution for embedded systems development projects with streamlined database needs.

Available at the special introductory price of $475 per developer, with no distribution royalties charged for an application developed under this license, McObject’s single-threaded eXtremeDB fills the need for a powerful, lower-priced in-memory database. Uses include demanding single-threaded telecommunications monitoring, manufacturing testing, and real-time simulation and analysis systems. Royalty-free licensing appeals when software’s distribution model—such as free, mass downloads—makes license-tracking cumbersome or impossible.

The new single-threaded eXtremeDB offers the same powerful data management capabilities and unparalleled performance found in the multi-threaded version. Users can easily upgrade to take advantage of multi-threaded eXtremeDB with its Shared Memory, High Availability and XML-enabling add-ons. The single-threaded eXtremeDB, which is available in object code only, can also be upgraded to obtain database source code.

The single-threaded eXtremeDB is now available for Windows and x86-based Linux platforms. The software is available for immediate download with credit card purchases through, or users can obtain the product by contacting McObject at or by calling 425 831 5964.

McObject developed eXtremeDB to support the data-hungry features of next-generation set-top boxes, network switches, industrial automation and other intelligent devices. The database accelerates processing by storing and working with data in main memory, eliminating the performance overhead of disk I/O, caching and related logic.

Powerful data management features include ACID-compliant transactions, a high-level data definition language, and an intuitive application programming interface (API) that catches many common coding errors before they can become expensive bugs. eXtremeDB’s tiny footprint (approximately 100K) makes it a logical choice for embedded systems that must minimize RAM and CPU demands. By replacing “homegrown” data management code, eXtremeDB delivers higher system reliability while cutting QA cycles.

“Since McObject introduced eXtremeDB, numerous high-profile companies have adopted our multi-threaded database, deploying it in complex, demanding systems. McObject has also recognized a demand for reliable, ultra-fast single-threaded data management, with one-time pricing, and for this segment we’re happy to offer this new ‘entry-level’ eXtremeDB,” said Steve Graves, McObject’s co-founder and CEO.

About McObject
Founded by embedded database and real-time systems experts, McObject offers proven data management technology that makes intelligent devices smarter, more reliable and more cost-effective to develop and maintain. McObject counts among its customers industry leaders such as DaimlerChrysler, Tyco Thermal Controls, Genesis Microchip and DTN. 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 +1-425-831-5964, or visit

McObject and eXtremeDB are registered trademarks of McObject LLC.

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