MySQL AB and MontaVista Software Enhance Support for MySQL Database on MontaVista Linux

Companies Extend Partnership; MySQL Now Validated on MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition

LINUXWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3, 2004 - MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, and MontaVista Software, Inc. today announced that the two companies have extended their partnership to validate the MySQL® database on MontaVista® Linux® Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) for the telecommunications and Network Equipment Provider (NEP) markets. MontaVista Software and MySQL AB are also cooperating on marketing and sales for the MySQL database on MontaVista Linux CGE, as well as for MySQL on MontaVista Linux Professional Edition for the traditional embedded market.

MontaVista Software and MySQL will highlight MySQL on MontaVista Linux platforms at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, August 2-5 in San Francisco, in the MySQL booth #1259.

"We are raising our relationship with MontaVista to one of our highest partnership levels to meet the demand for database applications on embedded Linux," said Bertrand Matthelié, director of alliances at MySQL AB. "MySQL is increasingly being used for embedded applications, in everything from network appliances to sales kiosks. As database functionality becomes a requirement for intelligent devices, MySQL on MontaVista Linux enables manufacturers to provide customers and service providers with maximum cost savings and flexibility."

MontaVista Linux CGE is an industry-standard COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) carrier-grade Linux product that provides specific functionality for telecommunications and data communications with requirements for high availability, fault management, and real-time performance.

As a validated MySQL platform, MontaVista Linux has been tested and optimized by the engineers at MySQL AB and MontaVista Software to support the unique demands of MySQL-driven embedded applications for telecommunications companies and networking equipment providers. A growing number of leading telecommunications and networking companies, such as AdventNet, Alcatel, Aprisma, Atchik, Cox Communications, F5 Networks, Onlinetel, Siemens and Tekelec, now rely on MySQL for high performance, reliable data management.

MontaVista Linux support for MySQL also extends to MySQL Cluster, a version of the MySQL database that is designed specifically to address the uptime requirements of the telecommunications industry. MySQL Cluster combines the MySQL® database with a clustering architecture to deliver 99.999 percent availability to mission-critical database applications.

"The validation of MySQL with MontaVista Linux CGE will let mutual customers take advantage of our high performance, reliable and secure solutions for the demanding carrier-grade environment," said Robert Monkman, senior product marketing manager, MontaVista. "Together, we offer network equipment providers a powerful new way to develop products on a standards-based, open architecture platform."

The MySQL database is now available for both the MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition and MontaVista Linux Professional Edition from MySQL AB. MontaVista Linux CGE is available as a product subscription through MontaVista Software and its worldwide distribution channels. For more information, please go to the MySQL Web site at or the MontaVista Software Web site at

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 5 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 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

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 MontaVista Linux product Editions. MontaVista Graphics offers a rich GUI development tools platform.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, China Development Industrial Bank, RRE Ventures, US Venture Partners, WR Hambrecht + Co., as well as IBM, Infineon Ventures, Intel Capital, Panasonic (Matsushita), Samsung Ventures America, Siemens Venture Capital, Sony, Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

MySQL is a registered trademark of MySQL AB in the U.S. and in other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software Inc. Other products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective corporations.

Joe Samagond
MontaVista Software, Inc.
Phone: (408) 328-9234

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