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HP Selects TimesTen's Real-time Database for Its HP OpenCall Intelligent Network Platforms.



MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 1999--

TimesTen Performance Software today announced that Hewlett-Packard Company plans to incorporate the TimesTen(TM) in-memory database A database that keeps all active records in main memory rather than on disk. Accessing in-memory records is considerably faster than retrieving them from the disk.  into a future version of the HP OpenCall OpenCall is a Hewlett Packard product range consisting of an extensive portfolio of network and telephony products.

It is most commonly described as a suite of software and hardware applications which allow implementation of common telecom operator services such as
 Intelligent Network (IN) platform.

Widely deployed in over 500 worldwide SS7 wireline and wireless networks, HP's OpenCall products are highly flexible, carrier-grade computing platforms designed for the creation, execution, and management of IN services running in voice and data communication networks. TimesTen will greatly increase the scalability of HP OpenCall IN in-memory databases, enabling customers to deliver their applications and services even more cost-effectively than before and with unprecedented performance -- capabilities which are instrumental to processing voice and data network traffic in real-time.

"Our collaboration with TimesTen is part of HP's ongoing strategy to incorporate the best industry standard technology in to the HP OpenCall product line," said Jean-Rene Bouvier Bouvier refers to several things:
  • Bouvier (grape) is a grape variety grown in Austria and Hungary.
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, general manager of HP's Telecom Infrastructure Division. "The TimesTen database provides a unique combination of real-time performance and industry standard APIs that are integrated cost-effectively into HP OpenCall."

"The telecommunications industry is highly competitive to the point where connecting calls in one second instead of three seconds can make the difference between keeping a customer and losing one," said James R. Groff, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of TimesTen Performance Software. "TimesTen's real-time performance and standards-based technology provides telecommunications companies with the ability to service their customers better by improving response rates and reducing time to market with key services."

With TimesTen, applications built on HP OpenCall IN can utilize tens of gigabytes of main-memory to process time-critical information under the 64-bit addressing provided by HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.

(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations.
 11.0. This expansive scalability means applications can support much larger subscriber bases and highly intensive transaction rates. The integration of TimesTen and HP OpenCall over industry standard SQL SQL
 in full Structured Query Language.

Computer programming language used for retrieving records or parts of records in databases and performing various calculations before displaying the results.
 and ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity) A database programming interface from Microsoft that provides a common language for Windows applications to access databases on a network.  SQL interfaces enables HP to provide support for a wide range of third party applications. HP also selected TimesTen because the database provides new on-line features and can take full advantage of the HP OpenCall uninterrupted service capabilities.

About HP's Communications Industry communications industry, broadly defined, the business of conveying information. Although communication by means of symbols and gestures dates to the beginning of human history, the term generally refers to mass communications.  Business Unit

Hewlett-Packard Company supplies communications IT infrastructure to every Fortune 500 telecommunications company in the world today. HP and its partners deliver management, network intelligence, billing and customer-care solutions for UNIX UNIX

Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics).
 and Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking.  system platforms, enabling service providers to migrate from network- to customer-focused business models as Internet and telephony worlds converge. More information is available at www.hp.com/go/telecom.

About TimesTen Performance Software

TimesTen produces software that brings real-time database performance to applications. The company is focused on enabling innovations at the forefront of Internet computing and at the foundations of today's voice and data networks. With TimesTen's in-memory database technology, throughput is measured in tens of thousands of operations per second, and response times are counted in microseconds. Though internally unique, TimesTen's products are accessed through standards-based interfaces, and designed for easy integration into existing software infrastructures.

A proven innovator, TimesTen was the first to bring a commercial in-memory database to market, and the first to support 64-bit addressing and continuous availability features. With a heritage of technology that has been deployed for years in demanding telecommunications environments, TimesTen has a track record for meeting the reliability and availability standards of the most business-critical applications. To complement the unique advantages of its products, TimesTen has dedicated itself to an uncommon level of responsive, 24x7 technical support and personalized professional services.

TimesTen is located in Mountain View, California For the census-designated place, see Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California. For other places called "Mountain View", see .
Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. The city gets its name from the views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
 and its Web site is www.timesten.com.
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