ODBMS.ORG: A Wealth of Supporters Starts 2012.

San Francisco/Frankfurt: ODBMS.ORG, a vendor-independent non-profit group of high-profile software experts lead by Prof. Roberto Zicari – and designed to meet the fast-growing need for free resources focusing on Big Data, Analytical data platforms, Scalable Cloud platforms, Object databases, Object-relational bindings, NoSQL databases, Service platforms, and new approaches to concurrency control – today announced it has received support from the following organizations for the year 2012:

Main Sponsors: db4o, Versant, InterSystems, Progress Software.
Supporters: DataStax, McObject, Metasafe, NuoDB, VMware.
Media Partners: Morgan Kaufmann, ODBMS.ORG in Japanese.

“I am pleased that db4o, Versant, InterSystems and Progress continue to demonstrate their confidence in our program, and we greatly appreciate the new support from DataStax, McObject, Metasafe, NuoDB, and VMware,” said Prof. Zicari, editor of ODBMS.ORG. “This is an affirmation of the hard work we invested in creating a program to promote and further the use of innovative database technologies.”

In recent years, ODBMS.ORG has risen to the rank of informative industry thought-leader, becoming a recognized authority on pioneering work in the database system field.

“Versant is pleased to continue supporting ODBMS.org which has become one of the important online resources for software architects and database researchers. We are very excited how Prof. Zicari and the experts contributing to ODBMS.org continue to widen the scope of the site including other relevant technologies to solve today’s and tomorrow complex data management problems, such as Big Data, in database analytics and NoSQL”, said Dirk Bartels, VP Strategy and Marketing at Versant Corporation.

“With ODBMS.org everyone, who has to consider the best database for a given task, has a great resource when it comes to looking for a better way to handle data, than a “One (relational) size fits all (problems)” approach”, said Peter Mengel, Marketing Director CEE at InterSystems. “We will continue to support Prof. Zicari and his team in their efforts to provide independent and professional information about trends and developments in the database business.”

“Apache Cassandra is a cornerstone offering in the quest for resolving real big data challenges and DataStax is committed to providing the solutions, tools and community activity that leverage it to its fullest extent for the enterprise,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax. “Being involved with organizations such as ODBMS.org gives us further reach and access to players in the field working to further innovation, education and problem solving techniques in the world of big data.”

“McObject chose to partner with ODBMS.org in order to support its mission of education and advancing database system technology. We are happy to ‘join the conversation’ fostered by the organization and to share our own insights gained from a decade of optimizing our object-oriented and in-memory database system products,” said Steve Graves, president and co-founder, McObject.

“We are honored and pleased to be included in the ODBMS.org community and to participate in this well managed forum. The ODBMS.org forum provides the opportunity to discuss and challenge new ideas with experts from around the world. It is a invaluable counterweight to the inevitable specialization of our profession and the risk to turn in circles. A discussion and a view from a different angle helped us to see a missing link in our work and to find a solution. I can only encourage colleagues to participate and to support ODBMS.org.” said Reinhold Thurner, founder Metasafe.

“We are pleased to support ODBMS.org in their efforts to help vendors like us educate the market through the sharing of valuable technical resources,” said Barry Morris, Co-founder and CEO of NuoDB. “As an innovative Cloud database startup based on a unique Emergent Database Architecture, we are very excited about this opportunity particularly since we are ramping up our release 1.0 product launch efforts for later this spring.”

“As the volume and velocity of data continues to grow, fueled by ubiquitous network access, VMware recognizes the value in providing technologies like vFabric GemFire and vFabric SQLFire in order to address both speed and scale data requirements,” said David McJannet, Director, Cloud and Application Services, VMware. “ODBMS.org provides a valuable resource to learn about the ever evolving and growing data landscape, and we are proud to sponsor their efforts.”

Launched in 2005, ODBMS.ORG(www.odbms.org) is a vendor-independent, not-for-profit educational program created to serve faculty and students at educational and research institutions, as well as software developers in the open source community and at commercial companies.
Designed by Prof. Roberto V. Zicari of Frankfurt University, the program’s goal is to promote and further the use of innovative database technologies – by offering free resources for developers in the commercial and the open source world, as well as for students, faculty and researchers at universities and research centers. Content is provided by a panel of internationally recognized experts, who share research articles and teaching materials with the community via the organization’s Web portal.
ODBMS.ORG is designed to meet the fast-growing need for resources focusing on Big Data, analytical data platforms, scalable cloud platforms, object databases, object-relational bindings, NoSQL databases, service platforms, and new approaches to concurrency control.

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