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C-Byte Supports MySQL 5.0, the Database for e-Business Computing

C-Byte Leverages MySQL Scalability and Partitioning; Supports More Users, More Data and Faster Query Responses

Calgary, Alberta, May 3, 2005 - C-Byte, Inc., the leading supplier of open Data Center Ready systems, today announced support for MySQL 5.0, the Database for e-Business Computing, on C-Byte's family of servers. C-Byte's servers have been designed to take full advantage of MySQL for high-end, mission critical applications that support terabytes of data, tens of thousands of users and large decision support queries.

"The decision to use MySQL was easy because the system runs on its own," said Terry Ewing, Associated Press (AP). "The key benefits of using the MySQL database are its performance, its stability and its low total cost of ownership. Bottom line: it just works."

MySQL, the Database for e-Business Computing, manages large amounts of information securely, reliably and economically across the internet. MySQL is a versatile information platform that enables high-speed transactions, better business decisions, and sophisticated object-relational applications. Built on a foundation of proven technology, MySQL is designed to lower an organization's computing costs, manage all types of data, and deliver faster information access to all kinds of users.

"The powerful combination of MySQL and C-Byte will allow our customers to manage business information on a whole new scale," said Trevor Biscope, C-Byte's Chairman. "Through network computing, employees are being empowered from the top down with server-based information systems so they can make better, more informed decisions and improve their company's effectiveness. MySQL on our Intel-based systems will meet the growing demand of large corporations, performing more business queries against larger data sets for more users."

Since Yahoo! Finance started using MySQL, the databases's popularity has grown within the company, and many of Yahoo's other world-wide properties are now using MySQL too. "We have used MySQL far more than anyone expected," stated Jeremy Zawodny, Yahoo!'s MySQL expert. "We went from experimental to mission-critical in a couple of months. Once others saw it, they jumped on board."

C-Byte's servers are a robust, scaleable Data Center Ready server that minimizes customers' risk of implementing complex business applications in an open systems environment. C-Byte's technology delivers enterprise-level performance by seamlessly connecting multiple Intel microprocessor's - handling up to 252 processors in a single server.

"Today's mission-critical e-business applications require a database that can support tens of thousands of concurrent users and tens of terabytes of data," said Biscope. "The combination of MySQL and C-Byte provides our customers with unparalleled power and performance for increasingly demanding e-business and on-line transaction processing applications."

"MySQL has proven itself to be exceptionally fast and reliable," said Michael Alvarez, Sony International (Europe) GmbH. "It is simple enough for us to rapidly develop small projects and powerful enough to successfully implement large projects."

Ask us a question, call toll free 800-393-5804 Canada/US, International customers can dial +1-403-770-7818, or query us on line at https://www.c-byte.co/direct/mysql.php

About MySQL
MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable database servers and tools. The company's flagship product is MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, with more than six 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 www.mysql.com

About C-Byte
C-Byte, Inc., based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, is a leading architect and provider of open client/server systems for commercial computer applications in on-line transaction processing, decision support and messaging.

C-Byte provides professional consulting and educational services to ensure successful systems solutions. The company develops and markets scalable computing systems that support enterprise wide applications and information services: our server series running on UNIX operating system, and the server family running on the Microsoft Windows operating system. Since the launch of its symmetric multiprocessor family of systems in 1989, C-Byte has installed more than 6,000 large-scale systems worldwide.

For further information, phone C-Byte at 1-800-393-5804 or visit our Web site at http://www.c-byte.co



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