Deborah Doyle Mullan
Lois Paul & Partners
For Database Excelleration Systems
Database Excelleration Systems and Hewlett-Packard
Enter Reseller Agreement
Companies Provide One-Stop-Shopping For Applications
Requiring High Performance
SANTA CLARA, CA - May 12, 1997 - Hewlett-Packard Company, the leader in
enterprise client/server solutions, announced today that it has chosen
Database Excelleration Systems, Inc. (DES), the leading developer and manufacturer
of intelligent solid state systems, to deliver high-performance solutions
for their enterprise-based customers. HP and DES have entered into
an agreement to resell DES accelerator products through HP's direct sales
channel. Customers requiring mainframe level performance for client/server
systems can purchase a total solution from HP. Full installation
and service from Hewlett-Packard is available to customers that purchase
a DES subsystem through HP.
"DES products allow HP servers to scale to greater levels of performance
across all applications and across all databases. It's a simple,
quick solution that will save our customers money and reduce the complexities
of implementing client/server solutions," says Melissa Collins, America's
LPO Manager for Hewlett-Packard .
"Businesses implementing enterprise applications, such as those in
telecommunications, require solutions that provide them with a competitive
business advantage. Our joint customers running these business-critical
applications require higher levels of performance in the areas of transaction
processing, decision support, and data warehousing" said Wade Tuma,
CEO of Database Excelleration Systems, Inc. "HP enterprise servers
when combined with DES accelerator systems exceed mainframe levels of performance
while lowering transaction costs by 20% to 40%. Selling our products
through HP offers customers an unbeatable combination."
In benchmark tests conducted at Hewlett-Packard's Boeblingen, Germany facility,
a Database Excellerator subsystem running on a Hewlett-Packard-based billing
system, processed more than 30 million call detail records from millions
of telephone lines within a six hour period, achieving a peak processing
rate of 45 million call detail records. The DES/HP-based billing
solution proved that a client/server system could deliver all of the performance
of a mainframe and ensure a performance advantage.
"DES is moving client/server to the next plateau - its offering customers
a cost effective solution to migrate mainframe systems to client/server
without loosing performance," say Carey Azzara, Manager of the Corporate
Computing: Vertical Views Program at International Data Corporation (IDC).
"Teaming with HP to offer these products will make it even easier
for customers to implement a client/server solution and maintain mainframe-level
performance. This is especially important for IT intensive industries."
The DES Solution
The DES family of Database Excellerator™ products combines patented solid-state
memory enhanced with patented DES DirectAddressing firmware to dramatically
increase the performance of relational database (RDBMS) applications.
When combined with DES' rugged backup system, they ensure absolute non-volatility
and data integrity. By moving key RDBMS "hot files," temporary
work areas, transaction logs, or indices onto a solid state Database Excellerator-
instead of a conventional disk subsystem -
DES customers experience immediate and dramatic application performance
averaging 60% to 200%. Database Excellerators extend the performance
range of client/server RDBMS applications increasing throughput to and
from the I/O subsystem. Full bandwidth use of the I/O channel
puts an end to CPU queue management increasing the throughput of faster
PA RISC processor-based systems such as the PA 8000 in the HP 9000.
"The DES platforms offer a real alternative for boosting system performance
in industries like telecom, where fast and efficient transaction processing
and time to market requirements are critical," said Robert Rich, Vice
President of Telecommunications for Yankee Group." Adding HP
distribution, service and support is a real bonus."
DES Excellerators simply connect to any server's SCSI (small computer systems
interface) bus, allowing for easy connection. DES Excellerator products
are platform and software independent and run on all Hewlett Packard 9000s
including the popular Models T, K, and D. DES products are also totally
compatible with the HP NetServer NT Servers.
Hewlett Packard Service & Support
Hewlett-Packard currently provides U.S. wide field service and on-line
support for the DES product line. Under this new reseller agreement,
HP will also install all DES systems. This agreement between HP and
DES provides customers with a single source for sales, installation, and
Database Excelleration Systems entire family of accelerator products are
available immediately, direct from Hewlett-Packard Corporation. Sales
of DES products are offered in North America only.
Hewlett-Packard Company is a leading global manufacturer of computing,
communications and measurement products and services recognized for excellence
in qualify and support. HP has 112,800 employees and had revenue
of $38.4 billion in its 1996 fiscal year. Information about HP and
its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.
Database Excelleration Systems, Inc.
Database Excelleration Systems, based in Santa Clara, California, is the
leading developer and manufacturer of intelligent solid-state systems that
deliver mainframe level performance speed to server based, mission critical
applications simply, quickly, reliably and cost effectively. DES
Database Excellerator products are designed for optimal reliability, easy
installation, and are perfectly suited for addressing the needs of transaction
and query-intensive applications running on client/server RDBMSs.
DES holds a number of patents surrounding solid state technology that accelerates
RDBMS application performance while offering optimum reliability.
Information on Database Excelleration Systems products and services may
be obtained by e-mailing requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or by accessing DES'
World Wide Web site: http://www.desdbx.com.
DES DirectAddressing and DES Database Excellerator are trademarks
of Database Excelleration Systems,
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