GemStone Systems Announces First Enterprise Data Fabric Providing Support for C++

GemFire’s low latency, virtualized data approach to solving problems in grid environments is now available for C++ applications

BEAVERTON, OREGON, September 12, 2005 – GemStone Systems today announced the release of GemFire Enterprise - C++, an enterprise data fabric (EDF) that provides a distributed data store for delivering information to applications at low latencies. With this release, GemFire now includes native support for Java, C++ and XML applications.

GemFire Enterprise - C++ is the industry’s first EDF to support C++ applications, providing organizations with the means to move data quickly and with reduced latency to any type of application. Current methods of getting information to C++ applications, such as direct connections to databases and enterprise application integration (EAI), are largely ineffective in distributed architectures.

GemFire is unique in its ability to offer native support for multiple languages and formats -- XML, C++, Java, among others, meaning applications no longer need to adhere to different protocols to access data and are also not required to perform expensive unmarshalling and transformation operations.

Low-latency in environments such as trading can translate to millions of dollars in increased volumes. A large percentage of industrial grid deployments and analytic environments are based upon C/C++ languages. Such environments can greatly benefit from an EDF such as GemFire Enterprise – C++.

“We have recognized a strong demand for native data management of C/C++ applications in the market place,” said Shankar Iyer, executive vice president, GemStone Systems. “By developing a C++ deployment topology within GemFire suite of products, we’ve brought to the market a method to improve data flows in truly heterogeneous environments.”

Key features of GemFire Enterprise – C++ include:

  • Flexible distributed caching topologies that guarantee blazing performance

  • Low-latency and highly optimized transport layer

  • Parallel distribution capabilities for extremely high throughout

  • Flexible replication policies for high data availability

  • Optimal utilization of system resources like CPU and threads to avoid contentions

  • Rich graphical console for configuration, monitoring and tuning

The Perfect Storm

As distributed environments continue to see wide-scale adoption within the enterprise, organizations are increasingly finding themselves engulfed in a data “perfect storm.” Three trends are occurring within many organizations simultaneously, taxing already overworked data systems. Organizations are being faced with the following data intensive needs:

  • Regulatory requirements that force a greater need for data transparency

  • The move to all-electronic, data heavy, systems

  • Increased demand from customers to have real-time access to information

GemFire helps to alleviate the perfect storm by providing an enterprise data fabric that sits between data sources and applications. By creating an on-demand virtualized store for data from multiple sources in multiple formats through multiple language interfaces, data can get to where it needs to go quicker, with fewer roadblocks.

“The pace of change occurring within the typical enterprise is staggering,” said Shankar Iyer, executive vice president, GemStone Systems. “Executive teams and IT teams alike recognize the benefits of distributed architectures, but as they become deployed, they realize a new approach to moving data is needed. An enterprise data fabric is the logical solution as it provides a heterogeneous and easy to integrate method for reducing latency and virtualizing data.”

About GemStone Systems, Inc.

GemStone Systems is a privately held infrastructure software company that provides data services solutions for enterprise business architects and data infrastructure managers that are building, enhancing or simplifying access, distribution, integration and management of information within and across the enterprise.

About GemFire

GemFire, the enterprise data fabric (EDF), provides a scalable, distributed platform to manage increasing volumes of enterprise data and streaming events with almost zero-latency. With advanced data virtualization, distributed caching and complex event processing (CEP) capabilities, the GemFire EDF enables the delivery of actionable information to the right application at the right time.

The GemFire product suite includes GemFire Enterprise, GemFire Enterprise - C++, and GemFire Real-Time Events. More information is available at

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