Versant Includes JDO in Object Database

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-09-30 Print this article Print

Versant is partnering with SolarMetric to get Java Data Objects technology into its Versant object database.

Versant Corp. is hooking up with SolarMetric Inc. to get JDO (Java Data Objects) technology into its Versant object database, officials announced on Tuesday. Versant, of Fremont, Calif., will resell SolarMetrics flagship product, Kodo JDO, and will OEM that product in order to deliver JDO functionality. JDO is an industry standard that enables the use of Java to access a variety of data sources—including a wide range of databases—without the need to tweak the underlying data store.
Kodo JDO works with relational databases including those from Oracle Corp., IBMs DB2, Microsoft Corp.s SQL Server and MySQL ABs MySQL. It also uses CICS and CORBA integration to access other types of data.
Manish Chandra, Versants vice president of marketing, told eWEEK that the company will also integrate Kodo JDO with an object database—Poet Holdings Inc.s FastObjects—that it picked up in its acquisition of Poet, announced on Monday.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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