Alcatel Selects MySQL Cluster for its Multi-Access Data Server Platform; High-Availability Open Source Database to be Used in Next-Generation Telecom Network Products

CUPERTINO, Calif. & UPPSALA, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2005--MySQL AB, the developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced that it has been selected by Alcatel as a technology partner for development of Alcatel's future carrier-grade multimedia communication products. Under the agreement, Alcatel will use the high-availability MySQL Cluster database in its Multi-access Data Server (MDS) platform, to be used as part of several Alcatel network products, including the Home Location Register (HLR), IP Multimedia Home Subscriber Server (IM-HSS) and Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) systems.

"As one of the global leaders in the telecommunications industry, Alcatel is pioneering user-centric broadband networks," said Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB. "We are proud that Alcatel has selected MySQL Cluster as the database in one of the most mission-critical components in these networks."

“As one of the global leaders in the telecommunications industry, Alcatel is pioneering user-centric broadband networks”

MySQL and Alcatel have been working together for more than a year, with the first field trials deployed this past summer. Alcatel is employing MySQL Cluster as the repository for key subscriber information, which has to be available in real time whenever a phone call is made or any network service is accessed.

MySQL Cluster

MySQL Cluster is a special high-end version of the MySQL database specifically designed for fault-tolerant, mission-critical applications that need strict scalability and high-availability, as are common in the communications industry.

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About Alcatel

Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks; applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 12.3 billion and 56,000 employees in 2004, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet:

About MySQL

MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable database products -- including MySQL Network, a comprehensive set of certified software and premium support services. The company's flagship product is MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, with more than 6 million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software.

With headquarters in Sweden and the United States -- and operations around the world -- MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please visit

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