GEMSTONE SYSTEMS AND PLATFORM COMPUTING PARTNER TO DELIVER HIGH-PERFORMANCE DATA VIRTUALIZATION TO GRID-BASED ENVIRONMENTS

Beaverton, OR and Toronto, ON – 6 September 2006

Partnership Brings the Power of a Data Fabric to Grid Infrastructures

GemStone Systems, the leading provider of the Enterprise Data Fabric (EDF), and Platform Computing, the industry leader in enterprise grid software solutions, today announced a strategic technology partnership. The unified GemStone – Platform solution enables organizations to virtualize, share, and manage data, compute and other IT resources across application deployments on grid-based infrastructures. The joint solution delivers unmatched scalability and performance by parallelizing data availability while intelligently leveraging comprehensive IT resources to guarantee scalability and low- latency for high performance applications.

The combined use of GemFire Enterprise Data Fabric with Platform Symphony is already helping several firms combat the compute and data intensive challenges hindering many grid initiatives, significantly improving performance and reliability. GemFire serves as data grid that pools memory and disk across a grid, providing unmatched data access, intelligent task routing and delivery that further enhances the CPU utilization of compute resources managed by Symphony. In this fashion, even the most demanding applications can scale transparently and manage large scale computations and massive data volumes on the grid.

“As financial services firms continue to move toward large scale distributed systems, they are faced with challenges of compute power, as well as data access and distribution,” said Simon Lonsdale, Director of Strategic Alliances, Platform. “The integration of GemFire and Symphony means that as our customers’ infrastructures grow, they can overcome these challenges by maximizing their existing hardware resources, increasing revenue while reducing cost.”

GemFire Enterprise Data Fabric can also intelligently feed data to heterogeneous, distributed IT resources virtualized by Platform Enterprise Grid Orchestrator (EGO) and drive precise, real-time business decisions. By leveraging existing IT assets, the joint solution powers multiple applications running in a shared environment, significantly improving enterprise efficiency while lowering the total cost of ownership.

"By partnering with Platform and leveraging their products and expertise, we can expand the benefits of the Enterprise Data Fabric (EDF) to any organization attempting to reap the benefits of grid computing and virtualization," said Juan Menendez, SVP of Business Development, GemStone Systems. "This partnership delivers a best-in-class, comprehensive solution to virtualize, manage and provision resources and data across a network of nodes running disparate applications, delivering mission critical data instantaneously to large-scale applications."

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