4/28/2005 - Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI), the expert in real-time defense information networking, announced a reseller agreement under which RTI will offer the TimesTen/DataServer real-time database system as part of RTI’s Data Distribution family of products. With TimesTen/DataServer, RTI’s customers gain a highly efficient, standards-compliant data management solution ensuring that applications are instantly responsive, highly scalable and continuously available.
Data distribution has been a long-time challenge for defense networks. Until the introduction of Object Management Group's (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard, the solution was always custom, non-interoperable and non-portable. “Our customers use RTI’s NDDS open-architecture platform to solve data distribution issues,” commented Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, Real-Time Innovations’ chief technology officer and co-author of the DDS specification. “It is natural that they would need to also store and retrieve data in real time. With the addition of TimesTen, customers can now satisfy real-time data distribution and data management requirements by working directly with RTI.”
TimesTen/DataServer is built upon in-memory database technology that provides an extremely compact, but powerful implementation of a database system enabling even small computing nodes to function as data servers. Conventional approaches to data management usually require large, dedicated ‘back-office’ platforms for hosting database operations, requiring data to be moved between nodes during operations. With TimesTen/DataServer, local data access is fast (on the order of tens of thousands of transactions per second) and aggregate throughput scales with the number of network nodes. In addition, the local storage of data greatly reduces network bottlenecks.
Developers of real-time networked applications in military and aerospace applications (such as the U.S. Joint Strike Fighter program for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps) use RTI’s NDDS to efficiently deliver time-critical data to multiple applications in distributed systems. These mission-critical applications must then manage accumulated system data and make it readily available to other systems within the network.
Price and Availability
TimesTen/DataServer is immediately available from RTI starting at $48,000 USD for a multi-user development package, including training, tech support and design consultation. The RTI NDDS Developer Package is available starting at $46,920 USD for a three-user permanent license or $26,370 USD for a three-user annual subscription. Packages include NDDS middleware, NDDS tools and one year of support.
Real-Time Innovations (RTI, www.rti.com) leads the real-time information networking industry with the most resilient and high-performance software solutions. Its products and professional services provide the technology for national railways, air traffic control, traffic monitoring, mission-critical combat systems, financial transaction processing and industrial automation. NDDS, RTI's flagship product, connects multiple sources of real-time data and seamlessly integrates complex networks of independent devices into a logical whole. Raytheon, Nikon, Omron, Applied Materials, Schneider Automation, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Harmonic and the U.S. Military rely on RTI technology for their distributed real-time systems. Headquartered in Silicon Valley since 1991, RTI is a privately held company.
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