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Ocean Informatics Releases OStore an Open Source Eiffel-Matisse Programming Interface
Matisse extends the power of Eiffel to benefit next generation Eiffel applications.

Mountain View, CA - April 16, 2007 Matisse Software Inc., developer of the Matisse Post-Relational SQL database, and Ocean Informatics, the developer of openEHR, today announces the immediate availability of OStore, an open-source Eiffel interface to the Matisse database.

Eiffel is a seamless object-oriented software environment designed for companies developing enterprise-class applications, including applications designed for Microsoft .Net platform. “Matisse extends the power of Eiffel, allows Eiffel developers to bring products to market faster, and reduces the complexity of database design for Eiffel applications,” said Dr. Bertrand Meyer, scientific advisor of Eiffel Software.

The OStore interface provides tight integration between Eiffel and Matisse, eliminating the database design learning curve and allowing developers to focus on the development of their application components. With OStore, Eiffel developers can use the same syntax, models and classes in their Eiffel application and Matisse database.

“With Ostore, we have leveraged the capabilities of Matisse 8 to simplify and accelerate application development through the fusion of native object support and SQL. This Eiffel interface truly facilitates the construction of reliable and efficient software.” said Thomas Beale, Chief Technical Officer, Ocean Informatics. “OStore provides a solid foundation to build the next generation of applications and services that require high performance on complex data.”

Matisse is an innovative Post-Relational SQL database for object-oriented programming environments that natively supports Objects and XML. Matisse greatly simplifies the architecture of applications by removing the need for an Object-Relational mapping layer and the severe limitations that come with it. This feature alone reduces the amount of application code by 30% to 50%, thus paying off in terms of faster time-to-market due to shorter database development cycles, and lower TCO from reduced maintenance requirements, and higher overall database performance.

About Matisse Software
Matisse Software, Inc. delivers database software and services to companies that need to rapidly, and cost effectively, develop and deploy scalable applications and services. Matisse, the company's flagship product, is the first ever SQL-Object programmable data server on the market. Matisse has enabled developers across the world to implement applications and services that require high performance on complex data that goes beyond the modeling capabilities of legacy relational databases. The Matisse database has been powering mission critical systems including nuclear power plants and pharmaceutical plants for over a decade. Matisse Software Inc. is a privately held company. For more information visit

About Ocean Informatics
Ocean Informatics is a leader in developing open, standard and sustainable solutions for electronic health record systems. It is a major contributor in the move towards an open EHR architecture, providing major resources to the development of openEHR. Ocean Informatics Pty. Ltd. is a privately held company. For more information visit


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