REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and PUNE, India, Nov. 16, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Versant Corporation (Nasdaq:VSNT), an industry leader in high performance data management software, and CRL (Computational Research Laboratories Ltd.), a Tata Group company and one of the first companies to provide full service provisioning of HPC (high performance computing) solutions in the public cloud, are entering into a strategic partnership agreement. Many of today's emerging HPC applications must handle complex and large volumes of data, which if not managed appropriately, may result in a serious performance bottleneck. Together, Versant and CRL are committed to meeting the end-to-end performance needs of its customers by integrating one of the world's fastest database engines into one of the world's fastest supercomputing environments. The provisioning of end-to-end high performance solutions in a tensile (hyper-elastic performance resilient) cloud infrastructure at CRL will provide a perfect launch pad for innovators in cutting-edge industries and expanding markets in the high performance computing space. Versant and CRL are demonstrating a Proof of Concept (POC) of the combined offering at Super Computing 2010 being held in New Orleans, LA from November 15 – 18, 2010. In this POC, CRL's Platform as a Service (PaaS) leverages Versant's database engine, running on a highly scalable Linux cluster, to demonstrate seamless performance oriented scalability of elastic database services underpinned by a tensile computing infrastructure. The live demonstration showcases sustained performance of complex analytics in the face of increasing data. "We are excited about entering a strategic partnership with CRL, helping us to further validate Versant's versatility as the leading edge high performance database engine. Over the next several months, CRL and Versant are planning to introduce new services for the high performance computing (HPC) markets," says Dirk Bartels, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Product Management at Versant. "At Super Computing 2010 in New Orleans this week, we are demonstrating a Proof of Concept, a highly scalable, high performance graph database implementation, to showcase the benefits of the combined offering," explains Bartels.