McObject introduce a Java Native Interface (JNI) for their eXtremeDB embedded database. According to McObject, eXtremeDB JNI offers the fastest possible database solution in Java. eXtremeDB JNI is ideal for embedded systems, Java-based set-top boxes, and real-time enterprise systems (such as highly scalable finance, e-commerce, social network and other web applications).
McObject introduced version 4.0 of eXtremeDB. Using McObject’s eXtremeDB, developers eliminate the need to create custom data management code, reducing development and support costs for real-time systems and gaining higher performance. McObject 4.0 is ideal for a wide array of markets including financial services, industrial control, defense and aerospace, web services, telecommunications, and consumer electronics.
The new ITTIA DB SQL hybrid memory and disk database is ideal for application development on embedded systems and devices. ITTIA DB SQL hybrid combines the fast, predictable performance of an in-memory database with the robust storage caching of a disk database. ITTIA DB SQL hybrid is a compact, self-managing package for development of applications in consumer electronics, medical devices, portable media players, network appliances, telecommunication systems, and other embedded systems.
McObject has ported eXtremeDB in-memory embedded database system for Wind River VxWorks 653 real-time operating system (RTOS) for controlling complex ARINC 653 Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) systems. eXtremeDB streamlines development of mission critical aerospace and defense applications and delivers reliable, predictable, and fast database capabilities to VxWorks 653.
McObject Perst 4.0 is the latest version of their open source, object-oriented embedded database for Java and .NET. Perst 4.0 expands Perst’s usefulness in a broad range of applications by enabling it to add persistence to any object — including objects created by other programs, those for which source code is unavailable, and even objects created in different programming languages. Perst 4.0 also adds rich new tools for developing mobile and embedded applications in both Java ME and in Google’s Android environment. For Perst Lite (the Java ME edition of Perst), version 4.0 adds seamless integration with the popular EclipseME integrated development environment, as well as improved handling of memory and storage.
ITTIA released DB-SQL for the Freescale i.MX application processors. The combination of the ITTIA DB-SQL relational database and i.MX application processors is ideal for data-rich portable devices. A free, 30-day evaluation of ITTIA DB SQL is available for i.MX software developers. The evaluation kit contains a complete embedded database library, optional server, and SQL tools.
ITTIA Compact is a transactional database engine that enables embedded developers to select the exact database features to match the requirements of a particular device. Compact is ideal for application development projects related to digital media such as portable multimedia players (PMP), digital audio players (DAP), and automotive computer systems. By offering embedded developers to select only necessary features, ITTIA DB Compact reduces code size and eliminates runtime overhead. A minimized library size leaves more room for application code on ROM, freeing developers to implement more features in the application itself or save cost with less expensive hardware. A smaller program can save memory and reduce device startup time. And since unused database features are completely disabled, the application is more responsive and consumes less power.
ITTIA DB-SQL v2.5 is a lightweight database management system for embedded systems and mobile devices. New features in version 2.5 include a lightweight SQL engine, support for the VxWorks operating system, and language bindings for Java and C#. Support for C# and other .NET languages has also been added using the P/Invoke interface. The same ITTIA DB-SQL API is used in .NET as in Java, with minor changes to accommodate the .NET type system and syntax. With this release, more mobile and embedded products will benefit from the robust data management facilities of ITTIA DB-SQL to improve stability and scalability without increasing the cost of hardware.
Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD) released RDM Embedded (RDMe) v8.0, which is a powerful, cross-platform, small footprint database designed for resource-constrained environments with demanding performance requirements. RDM Embedded gives embedded applications extreme transaction rate and complex data modeling capabilities, solving the most complex applications without draining power or resources. The database offers a strong foundation for application development with tools for performance enhancement and database customization.
Sybase iAnywhere recently announced Blue SDK 3.0, which is an embedded Bluetooth® software development kit. The new SDK provides support for the Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR specification. The new Bluetooth wireless specification enables more secure communications and improves the ease of which Bluetooth wireless enabled devices can bond a connection. The Sybase® iAnywhere® Blue SDK version 3.0 consists of the core protocol stack plus application level profiles that make Bluetooth wireless communications possible. All software is compliant with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s (SIG) specifications, ensuring device manufacturers that their products will adhere to industry standards. Version 3.0 of the Sybase iAnywhere Blue SDK is available now.