Communiqué de presse de Continuent

10 Nov 2005

Continuent annonce qu’une large majorité de la communauté open source mondiale a approuvé sa technologie de virtualisation de base de données
Communiqué de presse – Jeudi 10 Novembre 2005 – Continuent, leader des middlewares de haute disponibilité annonce quune large majorité de la communauté open source mondiale a approuvé sa technologie de virtualisation de base de données. Des sociétés pionnières telles que Kim Polese, SpikeSource; Marten Mickos, MySQL AB; Marc Fleury, JBoss; Andy Astor, EnterpriseDB; Michel Gerin, Zend Technologies; Juergen Geck, SuSE Linux; and Andrew Aitken, Olliance Group entre autre se sont toutes exprimées en faveur des solutions de Continuent.

Continuent a lancé le 1er novembre 2005 le premier middleware de virtualisation compatible avec tous les principaux serveurs dapplications et de bases données commerciaux et open-source et la clôture dun nouveau tour de table pour un montant de 5,75 millions de dollars.

Open Source Community Endorses Continuent

Endorsement Comes After Launch of Continuents Open Source-Based Middleware for Database High Availability

EMERYVILLE, Calif. Nov. 10, 2005 Continuent, the leading provider of commercial open source middleware solutions for high availability, today announced the widespread endorsement of the open source community for its database virtualisation technology. Open source visionaries and industry leaders such as and Kim Polese, SpikeSource; Marten Mickos, MySQL AB; Marc Fleury, JBoss; Andy Astor, EnterpriseDB; Michel Gerin, Zend Technologies; Juergen Geck, SuSE Linux; and Andrew Aitken, Olliance Group, among others, have all come forward to express their support for Continuent and its breakthrough offering.

Continuent is part of a growing ecosystem of innovative companies providing IT departments with sound open source alternatives, said Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource. By providing a heterogeneous solution that works across virtually every environment, Continuent is making an important contribution that will help further the adoption of open source in mission critical environments.

Continuent has developed a set of solutions that addresses what many enterprises need a cost-effective, reliable way to enable business-critical database applications to stay up-and-running with no downtime, said Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB. Were pleased that Continuent has expanded its product offerings to support heterogeneous database environments for better scale-out solutions, and that they continue to be a Gold Level MySQL partner.

JBoss is committed to making open source a safe and reliable choice for the enterprise and were gratified to see its growing application and the business models evolving around it, said Marc Fleury, chairman and CEO, JBoss, Inc. As a partner, JBoss welcomes Continuent to our efforts to fuel open source adoption at the enterprise level. With its product offering, Continuent is responding to the realities of enterprises running multiple database environments.

I am a strong supporter of companies that provide infrastructure to ensure the vitality of the enterprise open source space. Continuents presence in the category with a robust product line is yet another reason to be optimistic about the growth of open source solutions such as EnterpriseDB, said Andy Astor, president and CEO, EnterpriseDB.

Zend welcomes Continuent as a new open source project for simple clustering configuration. Continuent delivers high availability and reliability for the entire LAMP stack, said Michel Gerin, vice president of marketing for Zend Technologies, Inc. The new and more robust line of products will complement beautifully our Production Server offering, Zend Platform, an application management system with full session clustering support for web applications written in PHP.

Juergen Geck, Vice President, SuSE Linux, added, SuSE welcomes Continuent, the new and exciting commercial open source solution for database high availability and scalability. A middleware solution that works with any database, open source or commercial, to provide enterprise level continuous service is one of the key elements needed in the enterprise for open source to continue its proliferation.

The use of open source is becoming pervasive. As the adoption continues to accelerate, customer requirements are becoming larger and more complex. As such, it is critical to support open source with a high availability solution such as Continuents that can work in many enterprise environments. As the leading independent open source strategy consulting firm, we at Olliance Group believe that Continuent is addressing a very important need, said Andrew Aitken, managing partner of the Olliance Group.

Database heterogeneity is becoming increasingly important as business customers deploy more dynamic Web-based applications, says William Hurley, senior analyst at Data Mobility Group. Further, with more business customers turning to open source, Continuent is addressing a growing opportunity. People who have proprietary databases feel much more comfortable about considering open source alternatives now that they understand what Continuent is doing and see where Continuent is going.

In the September 2005 Forrester Research report, The Future of DBMS Technology, Senior Analyst Noel Yuhanna writes, The database management system (DBMS) and middleware market will develop over the next four years to support information fabric and virtualise access to heterogeneous data. In the report he also states that, Both of these trends will combine to offer an evolutionary path to a future world of information management in which all forms of information will be much easier to access, integrate and control at a lower cost.

Continuents open-source based middleware, launched Nov. 1, works with all major databases, delivering high availability in virtually any enterprise environment, whether homogenous, heterogeneous, commercial or open source. Continuent abstracts databases, presenting a virtualised database to an application and ensuring peace of mind that mission critical data is accessible at all times. The result is seamless fail-over capabilities with vertical and horizontal scalability and load balancing that are completely transparent to the application layer.

Continuent recently closed its Series B round of funding, led by investment firms Trident Capital, Nordic Venture Partners and Ledstiernan. This round of funding, coupled with earlier investments, brings Continuents total equity investment to date to $15.75 million.

About Continuent
Continuent ensures business continuity for the enterprise. With flexible solutions that deliver data availability and scalability, Continuent guarantees customers peace of mind and lets them focus on running a successful business. Continuents industry breakthrough middleware works with all major databases. Through the use of database virtualization technology, Continuent solutions even support heterogeneous database environments. Continuent products are compatible with a wide variety of hardware, operating system and application environments. Continuent is headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with research labs in France and Finland. For more information, please visit

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