VERSANT SHIPS VERSION 7.0 OF FLAGSHIP OBJECT DATABASE.Versant Corporation (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on :VSNTD), Fremont, Calif., an industry leader in specialized data management and data persistence software, has shipped Versant Object Database 7.0, with ANSI (American National Standards Institute, New York, www.ansi.org) A membership organization founded in 1918 that coordinates the development of U.S. voluntary national standards in both the private and public sectors. It is the U.S. member body to ISO and IEC. standard C++ compliance and preview support for the new industry-standard interface Enterprise Java Bean (EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans) A software component in Sun's J2EE platform, which provides a pure Java environment for developing and running distributed applications. EJBs are written as software modules that contain the business logic of the application. ) 3.0 persistence. Other new features are improved server-side ad hoc query A non-standard inquiry. An ad hoc query is created to obtain information as the need arises. Contrast with a query that is predefined and routinely performed. See query and ad hoc. as well as improvements in performance, scalability, and reliability. Version 7.0 offers the query language JDOQL JDOQL Java Data Objects Query Language and a preview of the upcoming EJB 3.0 application programming interface. Object databases are perfectly suited for storing data from objects that have hierarchical and recursive See recursion.
recursive - recursion structures, and/or deep inheritance hierarchies. The Versant Object Database is used worldwide in a variety of mission critical applications, particularly in telecom, defense, transportation, finance, simulation, and knowledge management.
"The use of object-oriented techniques has become mainstream," said Robert Greene, vice president of product strategy at Versant. "And with it, there has only recently been a standardization of how to relate object-oriented programs and relational storage systems. Instead of thinking in SQL SQL
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Computer programming language used for retrieving records or parts of records in databases and performing various calculations before displaying the results. to solve business problems, programmers will increasingly think in terms of objects. The Versant database leverages the new EJB standards and the new thinking to offer easy performance upgrades to applications written in this style. These forces are moving the Versant Object Database toward the mainstream of application development."
"Versant Object Database 7.0 is a foundation of the future growth of Versant," said Jochen Witte, chief executive officer of Versant. "The architectural forces that led customers such as Borland, British Airways, Factiva, Lucent, MCI (1) (Media Control Interface) A high-level programming interface from Microsoft and IBM for controlling multimedia devices. It provides commands and functions to open, play and close the device.
(2) (Microwave Communications Inc. , Oracle, Sabre, Siemens, and others to choose Versant are coming more broadly into play, and will help Versant grow its business with Versant Object Database 7.0."
About Versant Corporation
Versant Corporation is an industry leader in specialized data management software. Using Versant's solutions, customers cut hardware costs, speed and simplify development, significantly reduce administration costs, and deliver products with a strong competitive edge. Versant's solutions are deployed in a wide array of industries including telecommunications, financial services, transportation, manufacturing, and defense. With over 50,000 installations, Versant has been a highly reliable partner for over 15 years for Global 2000 companies such as British Airways, US Government, Financial Times, IBM, and MCI.
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