Apple Ships Mac OS X Server Panther with Sleepycat's Berkeley DB

10/28/2003 - Sleepycat Software, makers of Berkeley DB - the most widely used application-specific data management software in the world with over 200 million deployments - announced that Apple's just-released Mac OS® X Server version 10.3 "Panther," the most advanced version of Apple's award-winning, UNIX-based server operating system, now ships with Berkeley DB.

Berkeley DB is integrated with Panther Server as the core data management engine within Open Directory 2, which provides standards-based directory and authentication services. Open Directory 2 uses OpenLDAP and MIT's Kerberos KDC, both based on Berkeley DB, to deliver industrial-strength performance, scalability, security and high availability.

End-users benefit from single sign-on to authorized network resources, even as they move among Linux, Mac and Windows computers. System administrators benefit from easy-to-use management tools that simplify deployment and maintenance. Berkeley DB's fast, scalable and worry-free operation provides Panther Server with a solid foundation on which these core directory and authentication services are built.

"Apple's decision to include Berkeley DB in its most powerful ever server operating system is another demonstration that Sleepycat Software can deliver scalable, reliable and high performance solutions for companies that have mission-critical computing requirements," said Michael Olson, CEO of Sleepycat. "We're pleased to see the momentum behind Berkeley DB. Last month Sun announced it would standardize on our platform for non-relational databases and now Apple is using our technology to help its most advanced server operating system manage networks of many different clients."

"Apple's use of an open source database that has been proven effective in real-world applications with significant scalability and robustness requirements shows that Sleepycat is 'ready for prime time' as a key part of a major platform's software infrastructure," said Wayne Kernochan, managing vice president, Strategic Information Systems, Aberdeen Group. "Moreover, it is further evidence of the ability of Mac OS X and Apple to integrate more easily than ever before into heterogeneous enterprise environments."

About Sleepycat Software
Sleepycat Software ( makes Berkeley DB, the most widely used application-specific data management software in the world with more than 200 million deployments. Sun Microsystems has standardized on Berkeley DB as its non-relational database software platform for all current and future products. Customers such as Alcatel, Amazon, British Telecom, Cisco Systems, EMC, Ericsson, Hitachi, HP, LogicaCMG, Motorola, RSA Security, TIBCO and Veritas 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 and Massachusetts.

Sleepycat Software, the Sleepycat logo and Berkeley DB are trademarks of Sleepycat Software, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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