Versant Discusses How to Leverage Big Data to Achieve Situational Awareness at QCon San Francisco

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Versant Corporation (Nasdaq:VSNT), a worldwide leader in developing data management software infrastructure for complex, mission-critical applications,today announced that Versant's Director of Professional Services, Matthew Barker, will be presenting at the QCon Conference in San Francisco, CA, on Friday, November 9th at 11:40am PST. The main focus areas of this presentation will include: Big Data's potential to transform the enterprise, how to effectively leverage situational awareness, and the benefits it can provide businesses.

During his session, Matthew will discuss how the majority of data management tools on the market today have focused on maneuvering the massive spikes in data volume while not focusing enough on increasing information complexity to tap into Big Data's real value: taking action. Matthew will describe Versant's view on how enterprises can quickly leverage data to achieve what the company calls situational awareness, and making accurate, timely decisions. Situational awareness calls for a shift from traditional methods of data processing, like relational databases, to more sophisticated tools that can handle the scale and complexity of today's information.

"Big Data is not new; the concept has been around for more than a decade," says Versant's Director of Professional Services, Matthew Barker. "The benefits it can bring to an enterprise are well-documented, yet its full potential has yet to be leveraged effectively. The applications of situational awareness are virtually limitless – from being able to keep the energy grid up and running amidst a disaster, to stopping credit fraud. But to get to where we need to be, there needs to be a fundamental change in the way we process data to provide the information that is needed to make the decisions that really matter."

Matthew will highlight how the recent release of Versant JPA, which has been downloaded many hundreds of times after just three weeks of its release, helps to provide situational awareness. He will discuss the benefits the Java-based API technology offers for enterprises relative to other, non-standards-based NoSQL database solutions. He will also look at the challenges the Big Data community faces today and how Versant JPA, featuring the industry's first zero application downtime solution for schema modifications, as well as Hadoop and R integration, addresses these issues.

Please join Versant's Director of Professional Services, Matthew Barker on Friday, November 9th in San Francisco to learn how situational awareness can transform the future of the enterprise. To learn more about Versant's solutions, including Versant JPA, Versant JPA for the Cloud, and Versant's Object Database, visit

About Versant

Versant Corporation (Nasdaq:VSNT) is an industry leader in building specialized NoSQL data management systems to enable the real-time enterprise. Using the Versant Database Engine, enterprises can handle complex information in environments that demand high performance, concurrency, and availability, significantly cut hardware and administration costs, speed and simplify development, and deliver products with a strong competitive edge. Versant's solutions are deployed in over 150,000 installations across a wide array of industries, including telecommunications, energy, financial services, transportation, manufacturing, and defense. For more than 20 years, Versant has been a trusted partner of Global 2000 companies such as Ericsson, Verizon, Siemens, and Financial Times, as well as the U.S. Government. For more information, call 650-232-2400 or visit

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