Sleepycat Software Releases New Version of Berkeley DB Java Edition

Transactional Java database features improved performance and concurrency

Jan 30, 2006, 00:00 ET from Sleepycat Software, Inc.

    EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleepycat Software, makers of
 the world's most widely deployed open source developer databases, today
 announced the general availability of version 2.1 of Berkeley DB Java Edition.
 The new version of Sleepycat's pure Java, transactional database features
 multi-key secondary databases, multi-threaded performance improvements, and
 new controls for optimizing concurrency.  With increasing adoption from both
 open source and commercial customers, Berkeley DB Java Edition has become a
 leading open source Java database for developers of high performance systems.
     "We use Berkeley DB Java Edition in our Shinola(SM) automated advertising
 solution because it is the best choice to keep up with the volume and response
 times we require," said Drew Farris, lead engineer at TextWise.  "Nothing
 beats the performance of Berkeley DB Java Edition for storing performance-
 critical data right where it needs to be.  We eliminated a large number of
 costly remote procedure calls to our back-end relational databases. In
 addition, its flexibility allows us to optimize the data that is retained in
 the store, which helps us avoid the overhead inherent in other object caching
     "With this new version, we continue to enhance Berkeley DB Java Edition
 with a focus on performance for highly concurrent systems," said Mike Olson,
 CEO of Sleepycat Software.  "Berkeley DB Java Edition is the ideal choice for
 developers seeking fast, local persistence with zero administration and a pure
 Java solution."
     Berkeley DB Java Edition is a pure Java, transactional database for
 developers of high performance systems. The latest release of Sleepycat
 Software's Berkeley DB Java Edition boasts new features, improved performance
 and better support for highly concurrent applications.
     New features in Berkeley DB Java Edition version 2.1 include:
     -- Multi-key secondary databases providing direct support for many-to-many
        and one-to-many relationships
     -- Multi-threaded performance improvements using Java 5
     -- Controls to enable developers to optimize concurrency and minimize lock
        contention: non-locking mode and multiple lock tables
     -- New documentation "Writing Transactional Applications with Berkeley DB
        Java Edition"
     Berkeley DB Java Edition 2.1 is available immediately under a dual
 license.  A no-cost open source license permits redistribution if the
 application using Berkeley DB Java Edition is open source. A commercial
 license is available for redistribution of proprietary applications. Berkeley
 DB Java Edition is available for download at:
     About Sleepycat Software
     Sleepycat Software ( makes Berkeley DB, the most widely
 used open source developer database in the world with over 200 million
 deployments. Customers such as, 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.
     Sleepycat Software and Berkeley DB are trademarks of Sleepycat Software,
 Inc.  All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their
 respective holders.
      Sleepycat Software
      Craig Oda
      +1.650.565.9800 x102

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