ITTIA DB Outperforms SQLite Database Engine

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February 14, 2008 -- Bellevue, WA -- ITTIA today announced a record-setting benchmark that sets the bar for database engine performance on embedded systems, mobile handhelds, and intelligent devices. The benchmark compares ITTIA DB with open source alternative SQLite, and demonstrates ITTIA DB's superior performance in all areas. ITTIA DB provides application developers a fast relational database management system (RDBMS) with more functionality and a lower total cost of ownership.

Storage capacity on embedded systems, mobile handhelds and intelligent devices is increasing rapidly, making these platforms a hotbed for new feature-rich software applications. However, to fully utilize this capacity without sacrificing performance or reliability, developers recognize a need for many RDBMS features, such as indexes, transactions, and multi-user shared access. To deliver competitive products in these environments and obtain the best return on their investment, embedded developers depend on lightweight RDBMS software that is supported by a professional company.

ITTIA DB and SQLite are two RDBMS products familiar to professional developers. ITTIA DB is a lightweight database management system designed from the ground up to meet the requirements of embedded systems and devices, and SQLite is a self-contained, serverless database software library, best suited for desktop and web applications. Because the characteristics of embedded devices are very specific, selecting a database product requires careful consideration of the application's requirements.

ITTIA has conducted a series of benchmarks to compare performance in three key areas: insert, read, and update. Benchmarks conducted on several representative platforms, including ARM Linux and Pocket PC, clearly demonstrate the superior performance of ITTIA DB in all tested scenarios. Results of the benchmark and a feature comparison are detailed in a new white paper titled "Comparing ITTIA DB and SQLite for Device Applications."

Trends in technology provide clues as to which fields will benefit the most from lightweight RDBMS technology. Businesses now embrace mobilization as a tool for workers to access critical information in the field or when traveling, even when connectivity is not available. Set-top boxes provide a custom experience that enhances television with data about favorite movies, shows, and music. People use cellular phones to play music, track appointments, and store other information essential to daily living. In all of these cases, ITTIA DB enables embedded developers to prepare for the future with a scalable, platform-independent RDBMS that allows applications to offer the best performance and features.

"At ITTIA, we work shoulder-to-shoulder with embedded developers to understand how utilizing ITTIA DB will allow them to benefit from our decades of experience to save time and cost," said Sasan Montaseri, ITTIA President. "In our campaign, we openly share the value of our RDBMS to ensure that no mobile or embedded developer is left behind."


ITTIA offers database solutions for platforms where limited memory, storage, and processing power make software development a challenge. ITTIA develops fast, high performance database products and tools with the goal of providing excellent data management software for embedded systems and devices. ITTIA products are designed to be suitable for application development and deployment at significantly reduced cost. ITTIA customers include GlaxoSmithKline, VNU, Boeing, Moodys, Sandia National Laboratory, Puget Sound Energy and others. You can obtain more information about ITTIA at: