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For Database Excelleration Systems:
Scott Humphrey
Humphrey Strategic Communications
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Database Excelleration Systems Announces Major Price Reductions On Solid-State Disk Systems
For the Sybase Marketplace

DES Also Announces Sales and Marketing Initiative For Sybase UNIX and Windows NT Sites

Santa Clara, Calif. -- January 20, 1998 -- Database Excelleration Systems, Inc. (DES), the leading provider of intelligent Solid-State Disk (SSD) systems for client/server database applications, announced today major price reductions on three models of its Database Excellerator™ product family packaged specifically for the Sybase, Inc. marketplace.

"Recent decreases in DRAM memory pricing have allowed DES to pass on dramatic savings directly to our Sybase customers and system integrators," said DES President and CEO Gene Bowles. "We have reduced the pricing on our most popular solid state disk configurations for the Sybase marketplace by over 50%, providing a new cost-effective performance solution for today’s mainstream client/server database applications."

New Pricing Effective Immediately

The aggressive new pricing for DES’ Model 800D Database Excellerators is as follows: the 804 Megabyte system is now priced at $19,900; the 1.072 Gigabyte system now sells for $23,700; and the 1.340 Gigabyte system now sells for $27,500. The new pricing is effective immediately.  

"The addition of plug-and-play Solid-State Disks often are a valuable addition to enterprise-level database applications with I/O contention issues," said Robert Gray, research manager covering storage subsytems for International Data Corporation.

"Significant performance improvements and system stabilization may be realized by adding a solid state system like DES' which greatly improves access and response time to specific, highly used files or database tables. The aggressive new pricing announced by DES today should make Sybase customers take a good look at incorporating SSD into their client/server environment," Gray said.

Sybase Initiative

In addition to the price reductions that were announced today, DES also unveiled a sales and marketing initiative targeted at Sybase UNIX and Windows NT installations, where the company has enjoyed considerable sales success. The Sybase software architecture dovetails particularly well with SSD storage, offering the opportunity to achieve substantial performance gains with minimum changes in the storage system configuration.

"Just by moving the log and tempdb files onto Database Excelleration SSD systems, our Sybase customers routinely experience overall application performance improvements from 50%-200%," explained Bowles. "Our new pricing is designed to open up a broad range of database applications which, prior to now, could not afford the significant advantages of SSD storage."

"In conjunction with these pricing actions," Bowles continued, "DES will be working actively with Sybase VARs and system integrators to bring these new cost-effective performance enhancements to their end-user customers."

 About DES Database Excellerators

DES Intelligent Solid-State Disk (SSD) systems couple DES’ patented DirectAddressing™ firmware with solid state memory to deliver industry leading access times (18usec) and I/O rates (>10,000 I/Os per second). DES intelligent SSD systems are 100% non-volatile because they have integrated a patented "smart" backup technology which combines an integrated battery, imbedded magnetic disk and control logic firmware to safely manage data during system shutdowns and power outages. Sophisticated ECC firmware coupled with mil-spec components lead to reliability that exceeds 1 million hours in actual field use.

About Database Excelleration Systems, Inc.

Database Excelleration Systems, based in Santa Clara, California, is the leading manufacturer of intelligent Solid-State Disk (SSD) systems for the UNIX & NT marketplace. The company was incorporated in 1993 with the mission to design, manufacture, and market, SSD based products that would bring mainframe level performance to the client/server market. As a result of these design efforts, DES holds a number of patents surrounding SSD technology that enables ultra fast access, non-volatility and industry leading reliability. The Database Excellerator product family is resold and supported by the leading vendor in the market, Hewlett Packard. Additional channels of distribution include direct sales and selected VARs/system integrators

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Information on Database Excelleration Systems products and services may be obtained by e-mailing requests to info@desdbx.com or by accessing the DES fax back form.

Database Excelleration Systems, Database Excellerator and DirectAddressing are trademarks of Database Excellerator Systems. DES recognizes the trademarks of all other companies and products referenced.

 



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