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Object database plays well with NAND

May 9, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Db4objects is touting how well its object database for Java and .Net works with NAND flash, at the JavaOne conference this week in San Francisco. The company is demonstrating a NAND-based in-car navigation system said to perform up to 10 times better than hard-drive based navigation systems.

Db4objects says its db4o product helped the Japanese manufacturer of the navigation system eliminate the hard drive, replacing it with NAND-based flash storage.

Carl Rosenberger, chief software architect, explained, “There is no paging and the database uses very small slots where possible so it runs extremely fast on NAND. That translates into a much finer granularity of how data is written to the drive, which is not only much more efficient but also ideally suited for NAND drives.”

Db4objects shipped db4o 6, its flagship product, last December. The database stores Java or .Net objects natively, saving programmers the work of serializing and unserializing objects, and crafting SQL to store and retrieve it all.

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