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New Release introduces discards in the commercial version, and additional support for Linux in the GPLv2 version
BOTHELL, Wash. – January 30, 2017 – Datalight Inc., the leading developer of file systems and flash memory drivers for the Industrial Internet of Things, released Reliance Edge 2.0 this month. This release delivers improved performance for flash-based devices with the introduction of discards in the commercial version, and gives more flexibility with the addition of support for Linux as a host environment.
Reliance Edge is available under a GPLv2 license or can be licensed commercially. For the open source version, support for Linux as a host environment has been added, making it much easier to use Reliance Edge with projects being developed using Linux. The bug fixes in this release correct directory and mount operation issues.
In the commercially-licensed version, discards provide significant performance benefits and create less flash wear, which extends flash lifetime. This is achieved by enabling the disk to perform compactions more efficiently. File systems using the flash memory driver, FlashFX Tera, experience even greater performance improvements, making it the perfect complement to Reliance Edge.
Reliance Edge is the only file system that offers the power failsafe reliability and deterministic behavior required by today’s autonomous systems. The transactional architecture upon which it is built ensures that live data is never overwritten, providing rock-solid data reliability and maintaining complete metadata and file data integrity.
Ultra-compact and configurable, Reliance Edge works with any block device storage media in systems using FreeRTOS, Micrium’s µC/OS, ARM mbed and MQX. Provided in full source code, Reliance Edge can be ported to many other RTOS environments, using the fully functional porting kit.
The file system can use standard block device drivers to access a broad array of storage media, including eMMC, SD/MMC, NVRAM, USB mass storage, and SATA (or PATA) disks.
The full details of the v2.0 release can be found here https://github.com/datalightinc/reliance-edge/releases, and new versions of the Developer’s Guide and Configuration Tool can be downloaded here https://www.datalight.com/resources/extras/.