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iMall Deploys Object Design's ObjectStore

iMall said it has deployed the Object Design Inc. ObjectStore data management system in its next-generation online shopping solution.

iMall operates a Web mall and licenses its e-commerce solutions.

ObjectStore is providing iMall with a scalable, high-performance solution for storing and managing data for thousands of stores and millions of products, shoppers and orders. Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

Phillip Windley, chief technology officer at iMall, said: "We knew we had to enhance our system with an industrial-strength database like ObjectStore to give us the scalability, performance and fault tolerance a site like ours requires. Thanks to ObjectStore and our next-generation system, iMall can now handle hundreds of thousands of retailers and tens of millions of inventory items."

iMall said it selected the ObjectStore database for its ability to directly store object and component data without requiring any data mapping or translation, and for its unique Cache-Forward distributed data-caching architecture that delivers high performance and scalability in multiuser environments.