Sleepycat Software Adds Support for Carrier Grade Linux

Berkeley DB Now Available for Linux That Meets OSDL Specifications for Next

Generation Telco Markets

Mar 17, 2003, 00:00 ET from Sleepycat Software, Inc.

    LINCOLN, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleepycat Software, makers of
 Berkeley DB -- the most widely deployed embedded data management software in
 the world, announced today immediate availability of Berkeley DB for Linux
 operating systems that comply with the OSDL Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 1.1
 feature set. Linux distributors who have announced support for CGL include
 MontaVista, Red Hat, SuSE, TurboLinux and UnitedLinux.
     "Sleepycat has a long tradition of supporting telco market leaders such as
 Alcatel, BT, Cisco, Mitel, Teligent and others where carrier-grade service
 means 99.9999% uptime and Berkeley DB has a track record in providing data
 management reliability in the most demanding applications," said Mike Olson,
 CEO of Sleepycat Software. "While our software runs on many platforms, we're
 enthusiastic about the increasing momentum behind Linux for telecommunications
     Released last year, the OSDL Carrier Grade Linux Specification 1.1
 includes standards such as the Linux Standards Base, IPv6, SNMP support, and
 POSIX interfaces for timers, signals, messages queues, semaphores, event
 logging and threads. Network equipment providers (NEPs), Telecommunications
 equipment manufacturers (TEMs) and network operators are increasingly turning
 away from single vendor, proprietary platforms in favor of open standards-
 based software and commercial off-the-shelf hardware. Linux is a popular
 emerging platform for these next-generation systems that promise to lower
 costs and accelerate new service offerings for manufacturers and network
     "With its support of the OSDL Carrier Grade Linux Specification, Sleepycat
 Software is showing that ISVs can deliver Linux-based solutions to customers
 in communications market segments that demand the highest levels of
 reliability and availability," said Timothy D. Witham, Lab Director, OSDL.
     "The global downturn for vendors in the communications market has created
 an opportunity for Linux as the key players adopt open standard platforms to
 cut costs and speed time to market," said Wayne Kernochan, Managing Vice
 President, Platform Infrastructure, at market research firm the Aberdeen
 Group. "By providing an embedded data engine for Linux in carrier grade
 environments, Sleepycat Software shows how the solution stack in this market
 is growing and scaling, accelerating customer adoption and value-add."
     About OSDL and Carrier Grade Linux (CGL)
     Founded in 2000, OSDL is a non-profit service organization for open source
 developers dedicated to removing barriers to the adoption of Linux in the
 enterprise. Backed by a global consortium of industry IT leaders, OSDL has
 state-of the-art lab computing facilities in the United States and Japan
 available online to developers around the world. The OSDL Carrier Grade Linux
 Specification defines feature requirements that will make Linux a viable
 option for telecom equipment and service providers.
     About Sleepycat Software
     Sleepycat Software, Inc. ( ), a private company
 with offices in California and Massachusetts, was founded in 1996 to
 commercially develop, support and distribute open source Berkeley DB. Berkeley
 DB is the most widely-used embedded data management software in the world,
 with more than 200 million deployments. Customers rely on Sleepycat Software
 for solutions in mission-critical applications to lead their markets,
 including Alcatel, Amazon, British Telecom, Cisco Systems, EMC, Hitachi, HP,
 IBM, Motorola, RSA Security, Sun Microsystems and Veritas. Berkeley DB is open
 source and runs on all major operating systems, including embedded Linux,
 Linux, MacOS X, QNX, UNIX, VxWorks and Windows. In 2002 Sleepycat won the
 prestigious Crossroads A-List Award for Berkeley DB.
      Editorial Contact:
      Sleepycat Software
      Lonn Johnston
      Ph: 650-475-1620

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