"NuSphere, provider of NuSphere MySQL, the leading packaged
software product for the open source database marketplace,
announced today that it is partnering with the MySQL open source
database community to develop a row-level locking capability for
the MySQL database. Code-named "Gemini," this project will be part
of MySQL Version 4, targeted for release in the spring of
"Gemini is an important contribution to MySQL because it will
allow database programmers to use familiar database programming
techniques to expand the business application possibilities of the
open source database. With Gemini, MySQL will acquire a robust
transactional storage engine that will provide row-level locking.
MySQL is the number one open source database, embraced by
developers for the speed with which it performs the authentication,
authorization and personalization functions of Web applications.
With Gemini, developers will also be able to build MySQL-based
solutions that handle transaction-sensitive applications, including
financial applications. In addition, the fine-grain locking will
enable a higher level of concurrency, making it an option for
enterprise-level deployments with high user counts...."
NuSphere has also worked closely with the MySQL development
community to make the more than 650 pages of documentation for
MySQL available in print. The initial shipment of NuSphere MySQL
contained the first-ever release of the MySQL Reference in printed
form. NuSphere MySQL is a multi-platform, integrated distribution
of Apache, Perl, PHP and MySQL. Designed for Linux, Unix, and
Windows platforms, the packaged solution has been available since
September of 2000 from NuSphere."