GemStone develops C++ enterprise data fabric

Source: GemStone

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 often need to adhere to different protocols to access data and also perform expensive unmarshalling and transformation operations. C# application developers, too, can leverage the benefits of the data fabric and deploy scalable, high-performance solutions on Microsoft platforms.

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."

The 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."

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