"Sleepycat Software, Inc. today announced the
availability of Berkeley DB version 3.3 for immediate download from
the company?s Web site. Version 3.3 includes provides key features
for high availability, significant performance enhancements, and
support for the Lineo Embedix embedded Linux operating system.
Berkeley DB runs on all major UNIX and Linux systems, Wind River's
VxWorks, QNX's RTOS, and Windows 95/98/NT/2000.
"Our customers have been asking for high availability features
for some time now," said Michael Olson, vice president of marketing
for Sleepycat Software. "For example, in complex systems that must
be up and operational twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week,
it's possible to have brief periods of time when there's no spare
disk space available. It's important for key system services, like
the database, to continue operating in those cases. Release 3.3 of
Berkeley DB can survive these kinds of failures. We've also added
some new performance enhancements, like support for lower isolation
levels and faster data retrieval, that our customers have asked
Berkeley DB requires no separate database server or
administration once embedded in the application. It provides
concurrency, transactions, disaster recovery, hot backup, and other
critical services. Berkeley DB is a core part of critical Internet
infrastructure services, and is widely deployed in embedded
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