Telecommunications and Networking Companies choose MySQL

Posted by dave on Mar 29, 2004 8:22 AM EDT
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Leading Telecommunications and Networking Companies Use MySQL for High Performance, Reliable Data Management and Low Total Cost...Alcatel, Cox Communications and Siemens Among Growing Number of MySQL Telecom and Networking Customers.

MENLO PARK, Calif., Mar 29, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced that many of the world's premier telecommunications and networking companies, including AdventNet, Alcatel, Aprisma, Atchik, Cox Communications, F5 Networks, Matanuska Telephone Association, Onlinetel, Siemens, Tekelec and many others, are relying on the MySQL(R) open source database for high performance, reliable data management.

Addressing the need to support the increasing demands of high-speed networks and other applications with cost-effective technology, these companies add to the growing worldwide momentum for MySQL in the telecommunications and networking industries.

"With the telecommunications industry experiencing unprecedented competition, there's increasing pressure for companies in this market to take advantage of technologies that meet their high performance needs without draining financial or human resources," said Marten Mickos, MySQL AB CEO. "MySQL is a strong solution for many telecom requirements today, and we will support an even wider range of applications with a powerful new high availability MySQL clustering solution that we will launch next month at the MySQL Users Conference."

The award-winning MySQL database is a high performance relational database management system for Web site and business application development and deployment. MySQL maximizes speed, stability and ease of use, while reducing database costs by as much as 90 percent. MySQL is available on all major Linux distributions as well as Unix, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.

MySQL will extend its support for the telecommunications industry with new clustering technology, MySQL Cluster, which will be launched at the MySQL Users Conference, April 14-16, in Orlando, Fla. MySQL Cluster will cost-effectively provide 99.999 percent availability for critical, transaction-heavy applications.

MySQL Essential to Atchik's m-Chat Service

Atchik, a worldwide provider of value-added services to mobile operators such as Vodafone and Orange, uses the MySQL database in its m-Chat application to facilitate communication between all software components and to store persistent data such as user profiling and public and private messages. According to Francois Debly, head of development at Atchik, MySQL is an essential component of the Atchik platform: "MySQL is well adapted to our market. It applies to a large range of uses, from very simple platforms to extremely large, mission critical systems. MySQL was fast to implement and has been very easy to use. Most importantly, though, it has the speed and reliability that are absolutely vital in telecom."

OnlineTel Chose MySQL Over Major Proprietary Database

OnlineTel Corp., a telecommunications service provider that supplies voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephone service across Canada, chose MySQL over more expensive proprietary databases to handle its real-time data management needs.

"Our technology has to be cost effective in order to maintain market leadership in the VoIP industry in Canada," said Jason Jakob, Onlinetel chief technology officer. "MySQL is a key component driving our CallZone product, accessing and processing data in real-time, and its scalability really helps out with replication."

About MySQL

MySQL AB develops and markets a family of high performance, affordable database servers and tools. The company's flagship product is MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, with more than 4 million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, Cox Communications, The Associated Press and NASA, are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software. MySQL AB is a second generation open source company, with dual licensing that supports open source values and methodology in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please go to []

For more information on the MySQL users conference, April 14-16, 2004, in Orlando, Florida, please go to []

MySQL is a registered trademark of MySQL AB in the USA and other countries. Other products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective corporations.


Sheeran/Jager Communication Lisa Sheeran, 510-724-2267 []

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