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Speech Design Selects Sun’s MySQL Cluster Database to Power New Value-Added Mobile Services


Next Generation Messaging and Call Completion System Helps Re-Connect Missed Wireless Calls -- Enhancing Subscriber Productivity and Satisfaction, while Boosting Service Provider ARPU

Hamburg, Germany - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced that Speech Design, a leading European provider of messaging and mobility solutions for businesses and network operators, has selected Sun’s MySQL Cluster database to promote carrier grade availability, performance and scalability of an innovative new messaging offering with reduced costs and faster time-to-market.

Speech Design’s products and services include Next Generation Messaging, Call Completion and other innovative added-value carrier solutions. Their universal, open-standards-based THOR platform is capable of integrating multiple services on a single system, offering carriers unprecedented flexibility and reduced cost of ownership. More than 130,000 companies and millions of individual users benefit daily from Speech Design’s added-value communications solutions delivered by their partners: premier suppliers of enterprise and public networks. The company has developed a new ’Call Completion and advanced messaging’ solution, designed to address a large challenge in the wireless industry: the roughly 40 percent of all calls that are never directly connected -- usually due to the recipient being on another call, busy, in an area of poor service, or having their mobile device turned off. By improving these situations in a seamless way, wireless carriers can increase their customer’s satisfaction and productivity -- while recovering ’lost’ revenue from these calls. Speech Design’s Product provides users with advanced SMS messages to make it easier to re-connect missed calls, for both the sender and receiver and also advanced messaging options for absolute comfort and convenience.

This system is based on MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition, Sun’s high-availability open source database, especially designed and certified for use in carrier grade communications environments, such as Subscriber Data Management systems (HLR, HSS) and in Service Delivery Platforms.

“MySQL Cluster database delivers carrier-grade levels of availability and performance with linear scalability on commodity hardware,” said Jan Martens Managing Director, Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH.

Speech Design is using MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition as a key component of the THOR application platform. MySQL Cluster is responsible for core functions and services of the THOR Call Completion and Next Generation Messaging System. With the carrier grade availability and high throughput architecture, it helps to ensure time-critical operations for message transactions and notification events. The database also stores global service configurations and messaging rule sets, as well as logging all user activity via Call Detail Records. These CDRs allow accurate billing, revenue assurance and network/ service statistics via the operators OSS/BSS (Operations Support Systems / Business Support Systems) infrastructure.

By selecting MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition for its commercial offering, Speech Design was able to:

* Improve developer productivity to accelerate time-to-market
* Achieve 99.999% carrier-grade availability with consistent millisecond response times
* Handle massive subscriber growth through dynamic scalability
* Provide redundancy across multiple sites through Geo-Replication

“Many of the communications industry’s leading companies employ MySQL Cluster as a foundation to deliver carrier-grade services, delivering real time, low latency performance with 99.999% availability and linear scalability,” said Rich Mason, vice president of Global MySQL Sales, Sun Microsystems. “Speech Design shows how such solutions can provide innovative services at break-through economics for network carriers and end users, while fully supporting vendors’ business goals.”

A detailed case study on Speech Design’s use of MySQL Cluster is available at To learn more about MySQL in the communications industry, visit

About Sun’s MySQL Database

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