August 21, 2008

Panasas and Objectivity Partner to Deliver Highest Throughput for Complex Database Applications

FREMONT, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasas, Inc., the global leader in parallel storage solutions, and Objectivity, Inc., the leading provider of data management solutions for software applications with complex data requirements, today announced impressive benchmark testing results that verify interoperability between Objectivity/DB and the Panasas ActiveStor Parallel Storage System and demonstrate the highest performance available for disk based object-oriented database applications. The integration of these two best-of-class technology solutions will benefit customers who need very high data throughput and unmatched scalability to achieve the fastest possible time to results when running large, complex database applications.

Benchmarking tests demonstrated that queries were completed four times faster than using local storage when deployed on a combination of ActiveStor parallel storage and Objectivity/DB. This performance boost was characterized by a 35 percent enhancement in navigation times and a 400 percent increase in data scanning speeds. Using the combined solution will allow commercial organizations to reduce costs, achieve faster results and maintain optimum performance that scales as capacity requirements grow.

"We have been tracking Panasas through the industry for a long time and saw a shared philosophy between our two companies," said Leon Guzenda, Objectivity's chief technology officer. "Parallel processing is no longer confined to the scientific or technical markets and is increasingly being adopted in high-performance commercial markets. Any system that has heavy computational needs, high data flow requirements and needs to handle complex database queries is ideally suited for this solution."

The presence of larger-scale clustered computing and the need for parallel storage solutions are increasing within commercial industries such as energy, financial markets, manufacturing, life sciences and entertainment. The combination of Objectivity/DB's scalable, distributed processing architecture and the Panasas ActiveScale object-oriented storage system provides an ideal foundation for complex, data-intensive applications running on distributed computing systems.

"Many organizations are solving large, real world problems with high performance computing whether the data is for seismic processing and modeling in the energy industry, for simulating automotive or aerospace designs or analyzing the data that drives complex financial markets," said Len Rosenthal, chief marketing officer at Panasas. "Our partnership with Objectivity is in complete alignment with our commitment to providing our customers with the ability to effectively access, manage, and process large amounts of data and information while decreasing the time and ultimately, the cost, it takes to solve these problems."

The two companies plan to present a webinar that explores the details of the recent benchmark studies and showcases the synergy of the two integrated solutions. The webinar will be broadcast on August 27, 2008 at 11 a.m. PDT. Registration is available at

About Panasas

Panasas, Inc., the global leader in parallel storage solutions, helps commercial, government and academic organizations accelerate their time to results leading to faster breakthroughs in solving real world problems that improve people's lives. Panasas' high-performance storage systems enable customers to maximize the benefits of clusters by eliminating the storage bottleneck created by legacy network storage technologies. Panasas(R) ActiveStor Parallel Storage Solutions, in conjunction with the ActiveScale(R) Operating Environment and PanFS(TM) parallel file system, offer the most comprehensive platform of parallel storage solutions for data intensive environments. Panasas is headquartered in Fremont, California. For more information, please visit

Panasas, ActiveScale, DirectFLOW, PanFS, and Tiered Parity are trademarks or registered trademarks of Panasas, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Objectivity, Inc.

Objectivity, Inc. is the leading provider of distributed, real-time, SOA-enabled database management solutions for mission-critical applications. The company's flagship product, Objectivity/DB, is used by government, security, complex manufacturing, commercial services, science, and engineering organizations to increase speed, precision and productivity. Objectivity remains on the cutting edge of innovation by working directly with clients to build customized programs, find solutions to complicated challenges and seamlessly integrate technology across multiple platforms and languages.

Objectivity, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA. Visit or call (408) 992-7100 for more information.

Panasas, Inc.

CONTACT: Derek James of McGrath|Power Public Relations, +1-408-727-0351,[email protected], for Panasas, Inc.; or Hillary Schuler-Jones ofObjectivity, Inc., +1-408-992-7161, [email protected]

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