Rapidly Build Distributed Applications with ITTIA DB and Qt
November 28, 2012 — Bellevue, WA — The ITTIA DB SQL embedded database is now available as a plugin for the Qt application and UI development framework from Digia. The combination of ITTIA DB SQL and Qt enables rapid development of user-friendly data-driven applications with a level of performance that is only possible with native code.
Qt is a cross-platform C++ application and UI framework that is widely used to develop software with a graphical user interface (GUI), as well as non-GUI programs. Non-GUI features include SQL database access, which can both execute arbitrary queries and map results to lists and fields in the user interface.
Expanding on ITTIA's commitment to developers of applications for mobile devices and other embedded systems, support for Qt in ITTIA DB SQL enhances cross-platform development and reduces development time and cost. The Qt driver for ITTIA DB SQL allows developers to access relational embedded data management software that offers a unique competitive edge with such features as replication, data distribution, reliable concurrency and logging.
The combination of Qt's elegant framework and ITTIA DB SQL's flexible data management will encourage best practices for concurrent processing of data, as both technologies are designed for multithreaded application development. Applications can run transactions in parallel, allowing long-running tasks such as synchronization to run without blocking normal operations. Qt also works well with libraries like the STL and Boost, and code is compiled to native binaries that will run at full speed without the need for a virtual machine.
ITTIA DB SQL and Qt provide developers with the means to synchronize the application's embedded database with other RDBMS technologies, so that devices can efficiently share data with a back-end server. Applications can access this data replication environment to greatly improve high availability, reliability, modularity, mobility, and interoperability by synchronizing device data with a back-end RDBMS.
"We are excited to be working together with Digia and offer embedded developers the best database and GUI technologies so they can build solutions that empower innovation and flexibility," said Sasan Montaseri, ITTIA president.
"Embedded software projects today often demand both a modern GUI as well as a full-fledged database solution, all within limited processing resources and memory footprint. We are pleased to see the combination of ITTIA DB SQL technology with the Qt application and UI development framework delivering a powerful answer to that challenge," said Kristen Tveter, Senior Manager, Qt Partnering at Digia.
Try New ITTIA DB SQL and Qt
ITTIA offers database solutions for embedded and mobile platforms where limited memory, storage, and processing power makes software development challenging. ITTIA's next generation embedded database technology, ITTIA DB SQL, delivers capabilities culminated from decades of database evolution in a compact, self-managing package. Used in applications such as medical devices, industrial automation, portable data terminals, consumer electronics, clean energy appliances, and mobile devices, our database technology enables developers to leverage enterprise data management features on embedded systems and devices across their product lines, whatever operating systems and architectures are used. Today, ITTIA customers include leaders such as Freescale Semiconductor, Panasonic, Puget Sound Energy, Fresenius, Boeing, Glaxo Smith Kline, and others.
About Digia, Qt
Digia is responsible for all Qt activities including product development and commercial and open source licensing. Since March 2011, Digia Plc, the Helsinki-based services and consulting powerhouse listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange (DIG1V) has been the commercial licensor of Qt. In September 2012 Digia acquired the full Qt business from Nokia. Digia operates in China, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and USA.
Digia has in-depth Qt expertise and experience from demanding mission-critical development projects and hundreds of in-house certified Qt developers. We have helped leading industry players worldwide deploy Qt-based projects in the desktop, embedded and mobile space.
Digia’s goal is to provide desktop, embedded and mobile developers and companies with the most powerful cross-platform UI and application framework. Together with its licensing, support and services capabilities, Digia, Qt operates with the mission to work closely with developers to ensure that the projects are deployed on time, within budget and with a competitive advantage. http://qt.digia.com