EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleepycat Software, makers of
the world's most widely deployed open source developer databases, today
announced the general availability of version 4.4 of Berkeley DB, their
flagship database that is used in more than 200 million deployments. A number
of new replication features and efficiency improvements have been added in
response to customer demand.
Berkeley DB now supports in-memory replication, client-to-client
replication, controls for throttling and delaying synchronization and master
election speed-ups. Additional feature additions include online Btree
compaction and disk reclamation, abandoned lock removal, automated recovery
serialization and a hot backup utility.
"Sun Microsystems uses Berkeley DB within several products in our software
portfolio such as the Sun Java System Portal Server, Identity Manager and
Directory Server," said William Franklin, Senior Director, Database Technology
at Sun Microsystems. "Berkeley DB 4.4 adds a number of important enhancements
that we will be able to leverage. We value Sleepycat products' consistently
high performance, reliability and scalability."
"Berkeley DB has for many years been one of the options available within
MySQL's pluggable storage engine architecture," said Marten Mickos, CEO of
MySQL AB. "Developers can choose the storage engine whose features and
performance best meets the needs of the application. Berkeley DB is very fast
and supports ACID transactions, and we continue to collaborate with Sleepycat
to ensure our products are well integrated."
"Berkeley DB's massive user base continues to help us advance the state of
the art in database technology," said Mike Olson, CEO of Sleepycat Software.
"Our latest release of Berkeley DB includes new features based on customer
requests and delivers significant improvements in performance and flexibility
New features in Berkeley DB version 4.4 include:
-- In-memory replication;
-- Client-to-client replication;
-- Delayed client synchronization;
-- Synchronization throttling;
-- Master election speed-ups;
-- Hot backup utility;
-- Online Btree compaction;
-- Online Btree disk space reclamation;
-- Online abandoned lock removal;
-- Automated recovery serialization;
-- Transactional Application Developer's Guide.
Berkeley DB 4.4 is available immediately under a dual license. A no-cost
open source license permits redistribution if the application using Berkeley
DB is open source. A commercial license is available for redistribution of
proprietary applications. Berkeley DB is available for download at:
About Sleepycat Software
Sleepycat Software (www.sleepycat.com) makes Berkeley DB, the most widely
used open source developer database in the world with over 200 million
deployments. Customers such as Amazon.com, AOL, Cisco Systems, EMC, Google,
Hitachi, HP, Motorola, RSA Security, Sun Microsystems, TIBCO and VERITAS also
rely on Berkeley DB for fast, scalable, reliable and cost-effective data
management for their mission-critical applications. Profitable since it was
founded in 1996, Sleepycat is a privately held company with offices in
California, Massachusetts and the United Kingdom.
NOTE: Sleepycat Software and Berkeley DB are trademarks of Sleepycat
Software, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their
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