Computational Research Laboratories Ltd. is a member company of the prestigious Tata Group and is committed to be a global leader in the provisioning of HPC cloud services, enabling its clients to harness the full power of supercomputing without incurring huge upfront capital expenditures, experiencing delays, or requiring specialized skills which are in short supply.

"Enhancing complex data management capabilities of HPC applications without sacrificing performance allows us to offer a comprehensive solution stack to our data-intensive HPC customers," says Dr. Vipin Chaudhary, CEO of CRL. "Having a proven high-performance data engine from Versant in our tensile cloud will be of significant value to our customers."

CRL and Versant are targeting to introduce combined services in the 1 st half of calendar year 2011.

Versant Object Database The Versant Object Database (VOD) provides powerful advantages to developers creating C++, Java or .NET object models, supporting massive concurrency and large data sets. The advantages of VOD's performance and scalability provide for a more efficient production environment, often supporting 10x more concurrent users and 10x faster data access speed compared to relational databases.

About CRL Computational Research Laboratories (CRL) Ltd., is the world's first company to offer HPC services in the public cloud. CRL is a member of the prestigious TATA Group and is a wholly owned subsidiary of TATA Sons Ltd. CRL provides a full portfolio of services to make it easy for organizations to exploit the full potential of HPC without the headache of long setup times and huge capital layouts. With its 'Eka' Supercomputing Facility, which is among the world's largest, CRL provides cloud access all over the globe and has proven domain expertise in major HPC verticals such as Automotive, Aerospace, Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, and Material Sciences.

About Versant Versant Corporation (Nasdaq:VSNT) is an industry leader in database management software, helping software developers to create unique applications handling complex information and high performance / high availability requirements. Versant customers cut hardware costs, speed and simplify development, and significantly reduce administration costs. Versant's solutions are deployed in a wide array of industries, including telecommunications, financial services, transportation, manufacturing, and defense. With over 100,000 installations, Versant has been a highly reliable partner for Global 2000 companies such as Ericsson, Verizon, Siemens and Financial Times, as well as the US Government. For more information, call 650-232-2400 or visit www.versant.com.
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