STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starcounter today announced that it has been granted two new patents for its recently-updated application platform. The U.S. patent US 8825675 B2 is now registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and EP 2542962 B1 is registered with the European Patent Office (EPO), titled under “SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REPRESENTING TEXT”.
The patents describe how text can be represented more efficiently by having each character be composed of two numbers rather than one. Instead of storing text as a sequence of numbers, each character is split into the beginning and end of the sequence. This results in faster sorting as text can be compared using CPU register integers, as well as faster searching as the integers are case insensitive. In addition, the database size is smaller as the Morse code-inspired text requires less space than traditional text such as ASCII and Unicode.
“These new patents represent one of the building blocks that bring extreme performance, speed and efficiency to our patented VMDBMS technology, which integrates the Virtual Machine and the Database Management System,” said Kristoffer Lundegren, CEO of Starcounter. “The patents will help us amplify our vision to provide customers with a next generation application platform that is designed for the fast development of high performance business applications.”
Starcounter is dedicated to enabling a new breed of high performance enterprise applications. Founded in 2006 by entrepreneur Joachim Wester, Starcounter’s goal is to reshape the enterprise software industry by transforming the way software is developed and run, with the Starcounter in-memory application platform. To learn more, visit www.starcounter.com.