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Matisse Software Announces Matisse Lite, the Embedded Version of Matisse DBMS.

Mountain View, CA - September 2, 2008 Matisse Software today announces the immediate availability of Matisse Lite, the next-generation data management platform to build and deploy rich gadget applications on electronic devices and hardware appliances.

Matisse Lite, the embedded version of Matisse DBMS, is a compact library that implements the server-less version of Matisse DBMS. Matisse Lite provides a transactional, multi-user database engine self-contained in a user-application process.

Matisse Lite was designed from the ground up to function at peak in a resource-limited architecture and to integrate seamlessly inside any application process without the need to start up and to shut down separate database processes.

“Matisse Lite, the next-generation of embedded database products, is ideally suited for rich gadget applications that demands a compact full-fledged database able to run inside the application process;” said Didier Cabannes, President and CEO of Matisse Software. “We are proud to bring to the market today the essential building block to ease and accelerate the production of this new generation of applications.”

Some of the highlights of Matisse Lite are as follows:

  • Reduced application complexity with direct object-to-object mapping.
  • Simplified and accelerated development through the fusion of native object support and SQL.
  • High performance on complex data that goes beyond the modeling capabilities of embedded relational databases.
  • Database stored in a single ordinary file located anywhere on the file system thus making databases sharing straightforward.

Matisse Lite offers an unequaled value proposition to .NET, Java and C++ developers alike who require high performance on complex data. Matisse Lite shares with Matisse DBMS the same set of APIs and the same datafile format, making applications fully compatible between both environments.

Some of the specific advantages of Matisse Lite include:

  • Small code footprint.
  • Zero configuration and no administration.
  • No separate database processes to start up and shut down.
  • Set of APIs shared with Matisse DBMS thus eliminating the developer's learning curve.
  • Support for virtually all object languages with extensive language bindings and an open API.

Matisse Lite supports the popular platforms with Windows, Linux, Java and .NET frameworks, SQL and XML standards, and a broad range of language bindings including Java, C++, C, C#, VB.NET, Python, Perl, PHP and Eiffel. Most language bindings are published as open source software.

Pricing and Availability
Matisse Lite is immediately available. Pricing starts at $125 for 1 user. A free developer trial version can be downloaded from

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


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