Grenoble, France – November 7, 2006 – – Continuent, Inc., the leading
provider of commercial open source middleware solutions for database
high availability, today announced availability of Continuent™ Sequoia
3.0 Beta release.

Continuent Sequoia is part of a suite of open source
projects that deliver high availability for virtually any database

This newest version of Continuent's Sequoia project, Continuent Sequoia
3.0, includes the more complete implementation of semantic information
that supports not only stored procedures, but also views, triggers, and
custom semantic for specific requests.

The default group communication in Sequoia 3.0 is now Appia since it
proved to offer better performance and stability than JGroups, which is
still available as a second choice.

Macro handling has changed to be now fully customizable for any database
specific macros. New user-based access control per virtual database
provides fine grain ACL at the cluster level. New versions of the
manuals are also available including a new 'concept' guide.

"Continuent Sequoia 3.0 is a milestone release “ said Emmanuel Cecchet,
Continuent open source lead. "This release directly benefits from all
the experiences gained in major customer pilot projects and deployment
bringing Sequoia to the highest level of reliability."

"The upcoming Continuent uni/cluster 2007 will be based on Sequoia 3.0.
" said Pascal Bresson, Continuent Director of Engineering and Product
Management. "Continuent uni/cluster solution offers out of the box
optimized solutions for MySQL and PostgreSQL database users. These

commercial open source solutions, Continuent uni/cluster for MySQL and
Continuent uni/cluster for PostgreSQL, provides an easy to install and
manage high availability and scalability solutions for MySQL and
PostgreSQL respectively. These high availability clustering solutions
including echanced cluster management tools, database specific backup
tools and full extended SQL dialect support for MySQL and PostgreSQL.
Continuent uni/cluster also has an optimized proprietary group
communication protocol providing better reliability and higher performance."


For more information on Continuent's involvement in the open source
community and opens source projects, visit

About Continuent, Inc

Continuent provides database high availability software that ensures
business continuity for the enterprise. Continuent's solutions deliver
the highest levels of availability and scalability for business-critical
data to eliminate costly downtime, manage high growth and guarantee
customers' peace of mind. Continuent's industry breakthrough software
works with all major databases, including MySQL®, PostgreSQL, Sybase®,
Microsoft® SQL Server, Oracle® and IBM® DB2®, to support today's
heterogeneous database environments. The company offers both an
enterprise-grade database high availability solution as well as core
open source software for developers. Continuent is headquartered in San
José, CA, with research labs in France and Finland. For more
information, please visit

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