Continuent Ships uni/cluster Connector for PostgreSQL and MySQL

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Continuent uni/cluster Connector is a key part of the Continuent vision of transparent database clustering using off-the-shelf databases and commodity hardware. Continuent uni/cluster Connector allows applications that use MySQL's or PostgreSQL's native database APIs to connect directly to Continuent uni/cluster (uni/cluster for MySQL Enterprise, uni/cluster for PostgreSQL and uni/cluster for EnterpriseDB respectively) without changing libraries or making code alterations.

Continuent uni/cluster Connector makes database clustering deployments simpler and faster -- customers can focus on deploying the cluster and just switch client connections when they are ready to move.

Continuent, Inc., the leading provider of commercial open source middleware solutions for database high-availability and scalability, today announced the Continuent uni/clsuter Connector.

Continuent uni/cluster is a suite of middleware software that delivers high-availability and scalability clustering for virtually any mission critical database application.

Continuent uni/cluster Connector is a key part of the Continuent vision of transparent database clustering using off-the-shelf databases and commodity hardware. The Connector allows applications that use MySQL's or PostgreSQL's native database APIs to connect directly to Continuent uni/cluster (uni/cluster for MySQL Enterprise, uni/cluster for PostgreSQL and uni/cluster for EnterpriseDB respectively) without changing libraries or making code alterations.

"Continuent uni/cluster Connector makes database clustering deployments simpler and faster -- customers can focus on deploying the cluster and just switch client connections when they are ready to move." says CTO Robert Hodges anc continues "Another great feature of the Connector is that standard database clients such as 'mysql' and 'psql' can work directly with the cluster. So users preserve not only current client applications but also can continue to use familiar administrative tools as well. Finally, the uni/cluster Connector is fast and consumes few system resources. It minimizes resource impact of deploying Continuent uni/cluster in new environments."

This version of uni/cluster Connector supports all API calls except for use of prepared statements. Continuent is working on these now and expect to provide support in the next release.

Continuent uni/cluster Connector is available in September 2007 and it is free for all Continuent uni/cluster customers. The pricing for Continuent uni/cluster starts at $3,600.

For more information about Continuent products, visit http://www.continuent.com, and for information on Continuent's involvement in the open source community, visit http://www.continuent.org.

About Continuent

Continuent increases application reliability by ensuring continuous database availability. Continuent manages a database-neutral, open source database-clustering project Sequoia (http://www.continuent.org). Continuent also develops and markets commercial Continuent uni/cluster products and services based on Sequoia technology

Continuent's commercial open source solutions are currently available for MySQL® (Continuent uni/cluster for MySQL Enterprise) and PostgreSQL (Continuent uni/cluster for PostgreSQL). Continuent's Sequoia open source solutions are available for Microsoft® SQL Server, Oracle®, IBM® DB2®, and Sybase.

Continuent clustering solutions are designed to provide high-availability and performance scalability services for databases. These solutions are applicable to, and can be transparently added to, a wide range of client/server and internet, especially Web 2.0 applications.

Continuent is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with sales offices in UK and Finland, and a research lab in France. For more information, please visit http://www.continuent.com.

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