Cupertino, California – (The Hosting News) – April 21, 2006 – Data management platform company, Solid Information Technology (Solid), has released a new open source strategy. Solid is adapting its transaction processing (OLTP) storage engine to work with MySQL Server, in order to allow businesses to adopt open source relational databases for mission-critical applications.
Accdording to the company, Solid provides databases used in more than 3,000,000 mission-critical deployments worldwide.
A prototype of solidDB Storage Engine for MySQL will be available for download and community testing on April 24, 2006. The source code of solidDB Storage Engine will be covered by GNU Public License (GPL) and will be available as a beta release in July 2006. The product will be generally available in Q4 2006.
Stacey Quandt, Research Director at AberdeenGroup commented, ”An open source storage engine will spur the adoption of open source relational databases for mission critical applications. The availability of the solidDB open source storage engine will enable a smooth transition for customers seeking an alternative to Oracle’s InnoDB.”
It is hoped that the introduction of solidDB Storage Engine for MySQL will bring forth the robust, proven OLTP capabilities that Solid has been providing and enhancing for more than 14 years. Key features of solidDB Storage Engine include:
- multi-version concurrency control
- full transactional integrity with robust ACID support
- online backup capabilities
- fast performance for mixed workloads
- robust security with database roles
- dynamically configurable parameters
Don Keeler, Chief Technology Officer at Lumen Software commented, ”Lumen Software recognizes there are dramatic changes taking place in the open source and database market. As a current MySQL partner, we are always looking for ways to support and improve our Lumenation AJAX environment/framework infrastructure with best-of-breed technologies. The recent entrance of Solid Information Technology into the open source community, gives us confidence that we will be able to maintain our open source database strategy into the future.”
John Fanelli, Vice President of Product Planning and Management at Wind River added, ”Wind River welcomes Solid’s decision to bring its storage engine technology to the open source community. This decision will provide the community with a truly reliable and tested technology, specifically designed for mission-critical deployments, extending from the device to the enterprise. Embracing open source is critical to the provision of a Device Software Optimization solution for Solid’s customers.”
Alain Couder, President and Chief Executive Officer at Solid Information Technology commented, ”The adoption of open source database technology is on the rise. With more than 14 years of experience providing proven technology for mission-critical environments, Solid is uniquely positioned to bring open source database technology to the next level, enabling MySQL users to extend their deployments to the most demanding OLTP applications. This open source addition to our existing product line also allows us to bring our core technology to a broader market, while continuing our commitment to our existing customers in our traditional markets.”
Solid maintains that in addition to solidDB for MySQL, it delivers the only data management platform that combines fully-transactional in-memory and disk-based database engines with carrier-grade high availability into a single, compact product. Solid’s data management platform is designed for seamless inclusion into solutions that need a fast, always-on and flexible database. Solid’s customers achieve up to 50 percent shorter time to market and lower operational costs for their applications, while delivering high quality of service to their customers.
Some of Solid’s clients include: Alcatel, Cisco, EMC2, HP, NEC, Nokia, Nortel, and Siemens. Solid Information Technology has worldwide headquarters in Cupertino, California, and regional offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
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