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German Aerospace Center Runs Mission with Progress Software

Mar 17, 2008
German Aerospace Center Runs Mission with Progress Software

BEDFORD, Mass., Mar 17, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a global supplier of application infrastructure software used to develop, deploy, integrate and manage business applications, today announced that the German Remote Sensing Data Center of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsche Zentrum fur Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR)) uses Progress® ObjectStore® PSE Pro™ within its Data Information and Management System (DIMS) application.

The recent launch of the German earth observation satellite mission TerraSAR-X added new demands on the DIMS application that had been in operation for eight years. For example, there was a significant increase in business information associated with TerraSAR-X requiring the DIMS to cope with up to 500 user orders for existing products and future acquisitions per day. Progress ObjectStore, which stores C++ and Java™ data up to 100 times faster than RDBMS or other file-based storage, is used to manage business object metadata associated with various earth observation missions, enabling the Remote Sensing Data Center to manage thousands of orders and requests across a highly distributed environment.

Increasing amounts of business information often push conventional data management solutions to their limits. These solutions can very quickly generate huge amounts of code and accumulate a multitude of procedures that become slow and unmanageable.

ObjectStore data management provides all the transactional and high-availability features demanded by the DIMS, but with up to 80% less code than traditional database technology. As a result, the DIMS offers a flexible business information application designed to ensure that business workflows from existing and future earth observation missions can be easily integrated into the operational system, keeping mission data easily accessible and available for analysis for many years.

Stephan Kiemle, chief software engineer for the DLR's Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) said: "Monolithic data management stacks simply do not have the flexibility required to handle the complexity and variety of the business information managed by the DIMS. The business information model in the DIMS application is supported by Progress technology, and gives us the ability to support many different missions with a common infrastructure."

Additional information about DIMS is available at

For more information about Progress ObjectStore PSE Pro, and the latest release, Version 7.0.1, visit

About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) provides application infrastructure software for the development, deployment, integration and management of business applications. Our goal is to maximize the benefits of information technology while minimizing its complexity and total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at or +1-781-280-4000. Progress, ObjectStore, and PSE Pro are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or service marks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.