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Apache Today: NuSphere to Contribute Row-Level Locking to MySQL Database

Oct 30, 2000, 14:23 (0 Talkback[s])

"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 2001."

"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."

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