Juniper Networks to Use Oracle(R) Berkeley DB in JUNOS Software

Latest Release of Oracle Berkeley DB Delivers Improved Performance, Ease of

Use and Portability

Oct 30, 2007, 01:00 ET from Oracle

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle today
 announced that Juniper Networks, a leader in high-performance networking,
 will use Oracle(R) Berkeley DB in its JUNOS software. JUNOS software is the
 single source network operating system that powers the Juniper Networks
 family of routers designed to address the advanced networking requirements
 of high- performance businesses.
     "Today, the top 40 service providers worldwide and tens of thousands of
 enterprise and public sector organizations rely on Juniper Networks'
 products to provide a more available, cost-effective and flexible
 foundation for their high-performance networks," said Naren Prabhu, vice
 president of engineering for JUNOS at Juniper Networks. "Oracle Berkeley DB
 helps us to meet our customers' requirements with scalable and reliable
 data management."
     "Companies like Juniper Networks continue to adopt Oracle Berkeley DB
 for performance critical embedded applications," said Mike Olson, vice
 president of Embedded Technologies at Oracle. "The latest release of Oracle
 Berkeley DB delivers even faster performance and concurrency, while giving
 developers greater flexibility and control for their applications."
     About Oracle Berkeley DB Release 4.6
     Oracle Berkeley DB is an open source, embeddable database engine which
 developers at ISVs, OEMs and enterprises integrate directly into their
 software applications, devices, and equipment. Oracle Berkeley DB provides
 very high performance, reliability and scalability for use cases where SQL
 is unnecessary overhead. Oracle Berkeley DB also offers high availability
 and near zero administration for unattended, continuous operation. Oracle
 Berkeley DB Release 4.6 includes the following enhancements:
     -- Increased Performance - a more efficient mutex implementation enables
        multiple threads to access a common memory location, and a faster hash
        access method helps applications more quickly find an item via a binary
     -- Increased Ease of Use for Developers - a new quick start tool generates
        schema and configuration code to help developers produce working
        applications on their first try.  Several new features give developers
        greater flexibility and control for their applications, such as cache
        size adjustment during runtime, cache operation prioritization and
        replica-private temporary databases.
     -- Increased Portability - in addition to support for Linux, Unix and
        Windows, several new platforms are supported for Windows CE, S60 and
        BREW, plus simple platform verification tools to ease porting.
     For more information about Oracle Berkeley DB Release 4.6, visit:
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