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ScaleOut Software Enhances Distributed Cache And Data Grid Offering

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ScaleOut Software, a leading provider of distributed data grids, today released ScaleOut Management Pack(TM), extending its current offering for Web-based, high performance and grid computing applications. The Management Pack includes object browser and parallel backup / restore functionality, helping developers and architects view, manage, and back up objects stored in the ScaleOut StateServer distributed cache.

These tools offer a new level of management, analysis, and protection of mission-critical data not previously available. The ScaleOut Management Pack is applicable for all industries, particularly those managing large influxes of traffic or real-time data such as financial services and e-commerce.

"Our customers can now analyze data stored in the grid, giving them the power to assess exposure to risk, improve operational efficiency or respond to critical business events," said Dr. William L. Bain, founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software. "For example, financial institutions can quickly and repeatedly take snapshots of data for later analysis of market trends, which is useful in portfolio risk analysis and algorithmic trading scenarios. Similarly, e-commerce clients now can inspect customer shopping carts in real-time to track sales and manage inventory to improve supply chain management."

The ScaleOut Object Browser gives developers and architects the ability to view cache contents, including metadata and serialized data for individual Java and .NET objects. The object browser also can perform management operations such as searching the cache to find specific objects by name or all objects in a particular group. The user can clear individual objects, groups of objects or the entire cache. Together, the object browser's capabilities dramatically increase the user's visibility into and management of the contents of a distributed cache.

The ScaleOut Parallel Backup and Restore Utility enables all or a selected portion of a distributed cache to be backed up to the file system or restored while cache operations are ongoing. In addition to protecting against server failures, this functionality enables users to take snapshots of cache contents at a particular time for later analysis or at multiple times to analyze trends in an application's data usage. A graphical user interface integrated into the ScaleOut Management Console makes backups and restores easy to initiate and monitor.

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