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Linux in-memory database goes 64-bit

Jul 27, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

McObject has released a 64-bit version of its ExtremeDB 3.0 IMDS (in-memory database system). ExtremeDB-64 supports much larger databases, offers “instantaneous sorting, retrieval, and manipulation of massive databases,” and targets engineering, science, computer simulation, finance, game production applications, the company says.

Greater RAM capacity is one of the primary advantages of 64-bit technology, along with approximately doubled per-cycle data throughput. According to McObject, 64-bit technology allows for RAM capacities of at least 1,000GB, up from a max of 3GB in 32-bit systems.

More RAM means more room for in-memory databases, from McObject's perspective. Accordingly, ExtremeDB-64 supports databases “hundreds of times larger” then the 32-bit ExtremeDB 3.0 on which it is based, the company says.

At the same time, the 64-bit version delivers the performance benefits associated with IMDS (in-memory database systems), McObject says. These benefits include the elimination of disk I/O, file management and caching logic, data transfer and duplication, and other sources of performance overhead associated with disk-bound databases.

CEO Steve Graves stated, “Petroleum engineers analyze massive geospatial data stores to find profitably extractable resources. Computer games must instantly access large 'scene graph' and 'world state' databases for realistic play. Embedded, in-memory data management that takes full advantage of 64-bit processing can significantly increase the productivity benefits and user experience of these and many other applications.”

Availability

ExtremeDB-64 is available now for platforms that include Linux64 (x64), HP-UX (Itanium), Solaris (Sparc), and Windows Server 2003 64-bit (x64).


 
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