NUSPHERE BEEFS UP MYSQL FOR BUSINESS WITH SIGNIFICANT ENHANCEMENT Wednesday 31 January 2001 PDF Print New features of NuSphere allow commercial transaction processing for Open Source database NuSphere, a Progress Software Company and provider of NuSphere MySQL?, the leading packaged software product for the open source database marketplace, has announced that it has formally contributed a significant code enhancement to MySQL, providing database programmers with more complex transactional capabilities that dramatically expand business application possibilities for MySQL. MySQL is the most popular database running on the Linux operating system. Since NuSphere formed in June 2000, its development team has been working on ‘Gemini’, the company’s code name for the development work that now adds a robust transactional storage engine, providing row-level locking to MySQL. A formal release of the alpha version of MySQL Version 4.0 is due to be made available to the public later this year. The release of Gemini is being issued in accordance with the General Public License (GPL). "NuSphere has identified a very important technical enhancement needed to transform MySQL into an enterprise-enabled database capable of competing with commercial heavyweights," said Michael Widenius, chief technology officer of MySQL AB. "In MySQL’s five-year history, this is the most significant contribution from a source outside MySQL AB that has occurred." Additional features added to MySQL through Gemini include: - ACID transactions suitable for financial applications; - Row-level locking; - Support for features that build on row-level locking like ‘select for update’ that selects records and locks them so that they can be updated at a later date; - Automatic crash recovery; - Security About NuSphere Corporation NuSphere, a Progress Software Company (NASDAQ: PRGS), provides enhanced open source software and commercial services for MySQL-powered Web sites and applications. NuSphere’s products include NuSphere MySQL, an enhanced distribution of the most popular open source database, MySQL. NuSphere provides commercial software services including technical support, consulting and training for MySQL. NuSphere is a partner working with MySQL AB and the primary MySQL developers to promote the development and deployment of MySQL around the world, and provides funding for development resources dedicated to expanding the capabilities of MySQL. NuSphere’s partnership ensures that our customers have the best source for MySQL software and services. For more information, visit http//:www.nusphere.com About PSC Founded in 1981, PSC, or Progress Software Corporation, (NASDAQ: PRGS) is the parent organisation for PSC's wholly owned subsidiaries, SonicSoftware, and NuSphere Corporation, and PSC's business unit, the Progress Company. The company is dedicated to providing the best technologies for all aspects of e-business development, deployment, integration and management. NuSphere is a trademark of NuSphere Corporation. MySQL is a trademark of MySQL AB. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. Press enquiries to: Salli Roskilly, Saffron Communications. T: 44 (0)1763 208708 F: 44 (0)1763 208813 E: email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Saffron Communications (Hertfordshire) in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.