Raima, the Seattle-based database management system technology developer, has released version 2 of the Raima Database API for NI LabVIEW, which upgrades Raima Database Manager (RDM) from 11.0 to 12.0 and adds the National Instruments Linux Real-Time platform to its existing Windows and RT VxWorks’ capabilities. Additionally, new security options are available including AES 128-, 192- or 256-bit encryption.
RDM Embedded is a fast, cross-platform in-memory database with a track record in some of the world’s most demanding applications. It provides robust, industrial-grade data storage, data retrieval and data manipulation capabilities for embedded or live real-time applications.
Raima Database API for LabVIEW enables users to program and test systems within a LabVIEW native interface, based on the standard ODBC API, providing seamless database access from within LabVIEW and eliminating external database connectivity and communication headaches during programming. Users can program and test in LabVIEW under Windows, and then move the program to NI CompactRIO devices running NI Linux Real-Time or VxWorks for run-time operation. Interoperation between the three platforms is seamless, facilitating device to server data flow, including SCADA or external SQL Servers.
RDM 12.0 allows users to store, manage and access data directly from within LabVIEW, a flexibility that will increase performance and productivity. It does away with the need for additional drivers and toolkits, and the problems of setting up communications to external databases. Databases may be stored directly on CompactRIO devices or accessed on other devices. Databases may be shared and used within a network of devices, providing both distributed data access and local security with high performance. Standalone, connected or intermittent operation is supported.
The RDM Embedded database engine has been developed to fully utilize multi-core processors, run with minimal memory, and support both in-memory and on-disk storage. Optimised for embedded systems and applications, it provides a small footprint subset of the ANSI/ISO standard SQL, which is suitable for running on a wide variety of computers and embedded operating systems that may have limited resources.
Raima is a NI Alliance Partner and this strategic relationship between the two companies has brought an important new data management functionality to applications deployed on NI CompactRIO and NI Single-Board RIO devices, with a set of intuitive and easy-to-use VIs (Virtual Instruments), callable from within LabVIEW’s familiar interface.
Wayne Warren, CTO of Raima says: “Fast, seamless, connected, integrated data management is essential for today’s sophisticated systems. Further, data management systems need to be reliable, flexible and scalable. With Raima Database API for LabVIEW and RDM 12.0, embedded developers have simple access to a proven, industrial database solution that will cut development costs, optimise performance, improve reliability and simplify maintenance.”
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Photo 1: Raima Database API for LabVIEW and RDM 12.0
Raima delivers high-performance, always on database technology for both in-memory database usage and persistent storage devices. Raima’s core focus is to develop database management solutions for everything from small, embedded devices up to enterprise level hardware systems.
The Raima Database Manager (RDM) products are cross-platform, small footprint, fast and reliable database solutions which are made to collect, store, manage and move data. They are used worldwide in a wide range of data management solutions in industries such as industrial automation systems, military flight control systems, telecom routers & switches, financial trading systems, medical equipment, data backup solutions, consumer electronic devices and more.
All products feature solid and reliable ACID compliant database technology and employ a number of advanced solutions to meet today’s complex data management challenges. Examples are moving data from small low-powered embedded devices up into larger enterprise systems, building highly-available database systems, database partitioning support to facilitate data distribution and scalability, and interfaces allowing access to the data from a range of external sources.
Raima Database Manager (RDM) products include options to meet a variety of data management architectural designs by providing a choice of data models and access methods to solve the most stringent performance requirements.
For more information on RDM or to download the SDK for evaluation visit: raima.com/products
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