MontaVista, Sleepycat Collaborate on Fault-Tolerant, Open Source Platform

7/21/2004 - Sleepycat Software, makers of Berkeley DB, and MontaVista Software Inc. announced their collaboration to deliver and support a fault-tolerant and highly scalable platform for developers of carrier-class telecommunications and networking applications. The platform combines MontaVista® Linux® Carrier Grade Edition with Sleepycat's Berkeley DB High Availability database to form a joint solution that reduces time-to-market and total cost-of-ownership.

Berkeley DB High Availability 4.2 has been officially certified with MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition 3.1, after passing a comprehensive battery of tests. Both products are open source, which helps make them exceptionally stable and easy to debug and integrate with applications. The newly certified joint solution provides developers with a carrier-grade platform that reliably scales across multiple blades in a chassis or multiple servers on a network, providing hot standby and automatic failure recovery with no loss of data.

"The certification of Berkeley DB on MontaVista Linux provides our joint customers with the highest level of confidence in developing and deploying applications for rigorous carrier grade environments, where performance, scalability, security and high availability are paramount," said Bob Monkman, senior product marketing manager, MontaVista Software.

"This partnership combines the market leaders in embedded databases and embedded Linux," said Rex Wang, VP of marketing at Sleepycat Software. "Our value proposition is clear - faster time to market and easier integration while meeting the highest performance and reliability requirements in the telecommunications market."

Berkeley DB High Availability 4.2 and MontaVista Linux Carrier Edition 3.1 are immediately available, from Sleepycat Software and MontaVista Software, respectively, with joint certification for equipment based on x86-based processors.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software and development tools for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista empowers software developers by providing Open Source GNU/Linux-based software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products that address software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. MontaVista products include MontaVista Linux Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade Editions. MontaVista DevRocket, a powerful integrated development environment, delivers state-of-the-art development tools across all product Editions. MontaVista Graphics offers a rich GUI development tools platform.

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. Customers such as Amazon, AOL, British Telecom, Cisco Systems, EMC, Ericsson, Google, Hitachi, HP, Motorola, Openwave Systems, RSA Security, Sun Microsystems, 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 and Berkeley DB are trademarks of Sleepycat Software, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc.

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