MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition bags Alcatel-Lucent

MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced that Alcatel-Lucent has successfully implemented its MySQL Cluster Carrier Edition database for its highly mission-critical XDMS application, which will help enable the next generation of converged telecom services.

The global telecommunications leader has implemented an IP-based service architecture in order to deliver a full-featured, high performance, and highly available "out of box" multimedia services solution.

Alcatel-Lucent's XDMS, at the heart of the IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) infrastructure and related communication services, provides the configuration and management of contacts, profiles and user groups, as well as presence access authorizations. The data is accessible via HTTP from whatever service, whatever access point and whatever device.

Beatrice Guenot, Product Manager at Alcatel-Lucent said, "Key features of the XDMS system include security, end user authentication, and multiple identity support. The database needs to act as the repository for a single list of contacts for which online presence is activated and checked."

The XDMS system is an XML database accessed by users via XCAP protocol. It is designed to support millions of users, generating a high level of traffic. Indeed, 50 million users generate up to a thousand transactions per second during peak hours.

"We tested MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition extensively, and it proved to be clearly the best choice for us," said François Leygues, Software Architect at Alcatel-Lucent. "Our benchmark tests showed excellent scalability with high volumes of data. MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade is a product of high quality, extremely robust, and meets our demands in terms of performance and high availability. Plus, MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition is very cost-effective. We evaluated shared-disk clustered databases but the cost would have been many times more."

Bertrand Matthelié, MySQL AB's director of EMEA marketing, states, "MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition is already powering Alcatel-Lucent's subscriber databases -- its mission critical HLR and HSS solutions. Alcatel-Lucent's choice of MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition for its XDMS system marks another important milestone in the company's cooperation with MySQL AB."