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Smart Style Selects Continuent Clustering for MySQL

Open Source-Based Solution Provides Enterprises with High Availability for Mission-Critical Applications

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – February 14, 2006 – Continuent, Inc., the leading provider of commercial open source middleware solutions for database high availability, today announced that Smart Style Co., Ltd. has selected Continuent clustering for MySQL® as a solution of choice for their enterprise customer base.

Under the terms of an agreement, Smart Style will take a leadership position in the distribution of products and services for the Japanese market place as an exclusive sales agency in Japan for Continuent's market leading MySQL clustering solutions.  In 2005, there were over one million downloads of the MySQL database server by Japanese users.

“After a thorough and exhaustive study, we have found that Continuent provides the availability, scalability and fail-over protection that our growing and demanding enterprise customer base requires for their mission-critical business environments,” said Kazuya Notsu, president and director at Smart Style.

“We recognize the criticality of partnerships when entering a new marketplace.  We are pleased to welcome Smart Style as a partner to the Continuent family – a partner bringing such a depth of knowledge and domain expertise in a rapidly expanding market,” said Eero Teerikorpi, CEO of Continuent.

Continuent’s open source-based product line works with all major databases and reflects the company’s evolution from a provider of high availability services for a limited market to a provider of solutions for any enterprise environment.  Continuent delivers these services through the industry’s first database virtualization technology, which abstracts databases and presents them as one virtualized database to an application.


About Smart Style

Smart Style is a Platinum partner of MySQL AB.  We carry all MySQL products and provide technical support as a MySQL Solution Company. Smart Style is also the sole sales agency of Navicat, the most popular GUI tool for MySQL database in Japan. Smart Style is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. For more information, please visit

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. Continuent’s industry breakthrough middleware works with all major databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sybase®, Microsoft® SQL Server, Oracle and IBM® DB2®. 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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