Continuent Offers Data Availability, Boosts Open Source Database Scaling

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New uni/cluster version provides much improved performance and ease of deployment in large-scale production environments

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Release 2007.1 has a number of important usability features such as easier configuration file layout, documentation improvements, and improved installation with error checking. For MySQL, we have added support for stored functions that contain writes. For www.continuent.com [PostgreSQL], we introduced support for PostGIS functions

Continuent, Inc., the leading provider of commercial open source middleware solutions for database high-availability and scalability, today announced new versions of Continuent™ uni/cluster for PostgreSQL and Continuent uni/cluster for MySQL® with enhanced database scaling and ease of deployment in large-scale production environments. Continuent uni/cluster is a suite of middleware software that delivers high-availability and scalability clustering for virtually any mission critical database application.

The key enhancements of release 2007.1 are:

  • Enhanced processing to handle queries that return tens of millions of rows
  • Certified operation of virtual databases containing up to 10,000 tables
  • Parallel start of virtual databases to rapidly bring up large database servers containing multiple databases
  • Log mechanisms permitting efficient storage and replay of large numbers of updates during recovery.

These features allow Continuent uni/cluster to reach the next level of scalability in demanding production environments.

“Release 2007.1 has a number of important usability features such as easier configuration file layout, documentation improvements, and improved installation with error checking. For MySQL, we have added support for stored functions that contain writes. For PostgreSQL, we introduced support for PostGIS functions,” said Eero Teerikorpi, CEO at Continuent.

Continuent uni/cluster for PostgreSQL and Continuent uni/cluster for MySQL release 2007.1 are now available with pricing starting at $195/month/database CPU. For more information about Continuent products, visit http://www.continuent.com . For information on Continuent's involvement in the open source community, visit http://www.continuent.org .

About Continuent

Continuent provides continuous data availability. Continuent develops and markets commercial Continuent uni/cluster products and services based on Sequoia, a database-neutral, open source database-clustering project (http://www.continuent.org ). Continuent’s commercial open source solutions are currently available for EnterpriseDB™, MySQL and PostgreSQL. Continuent’s Sequoia open source solutions are available for Microsoft® SQL Server, Oracle®, IBM® DB2®, and Sybase®. Continuent is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with research labs in Finland and France. For more information, please visit http://www.continuent.com .

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