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MDD tool gains in-memory embedded DB hooks

Dec 15, 2005 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

McObject says it has integrated its in-memory embedded database with a model-driven development (MDD) environment from I-Logix. McObject says its mil/aero, telecom, and automotive customers can now model applications and systems visually in I-Logix's Rhapsody tools, which can then generate code that interacts with the eXtremeDB database.

I-Logix's Rhapsody tools are based on UML (universal modeling language), an open specification maintained by the Object Management Group (OMG). UML is based on web standards such as HTML, XML, and SVG (scalable vector graphics), and provides a structure for organizing visual models, requirements documents, documentation, and source code. A UML model of Linux 2.6 was recently made publicly available.

McObject says eXtremeDB “awareness” was added to Rhapsody through a set of “property files.” The files can be used to configure Rhapsody for use with eXtremeDB, and also help make eXtremeDB code portable to a variety of architectures and environments, McObject says.

McObject co-founder Steve Graves said, “Our joint customers in [military/aerospace, telecom, and automotive infotainment markets] are asking us to [provide] automation and linking technologies between the embedded database and the core embedded application logic. Now, real-time embedded developers can easily initialize eXtremeDB, make calls to the database to perform various transactions, and then maintain the database during operation.”

Rhapsody's VP of business development, George LeBlanc, said, “Most actions in a Rhapsody model create, process, and/or pass data, and the eXtremeDB integration enables easy addition of data management to the application model.”


McObject's Rhapsody integration kit is available immediately as a free download. It works with all versions of eXtremeDB, on Linux and all other supported platforms.

Research by Embedded Market Forecasters in April of last year suggested that UML 2.0 can help embedded projects stay on schedule and reach completion. Real-time Linux vendor FSMLabs also recently integrated its product with MDD tools based on UML.

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