Mandrakesoft Bundles Daffodil DB with Mandrake Linux

Mandrakesoft has announced the bundling of Daffodil DB v3.3 with Mandrakelinux 10.1 PowerPack. The bundled version of Daffodil DB is its 90-day evaluation version, which has the same features and capabilities as the commercial version.

Daffodil DB is a J2EE-certified, JDBC 3.0 and SQL 99 compliant Java database that has been designed to handle complex computing environments that demand a robust, scalable and high-performance RDBMS that can operate across platforms. Mandrakelinux 10.1 PowerPack is a powerful Linux OS that integrates databases, office applications, multimedia and the internet - simultaneously also catering to the needs of the advanced user. The integration of Daffodil DB as a default database in Mandrakelinux offers a greater degree of choice to the fraternity of developers. This comes after a series of stringent tests in lab environs to ensure tighter and seamless integration of Daffodil DB with Mandrakelinux. Expressing happiness over the successful bundling of Daffodil DB with Mandrake Linux, Klara Mika, ISV Partner Manager, Mandrakesoft said, "This bundling has come after a series of tests for compatibility of Daffodil DB with Mandrake Linux. While Mandrake Linux already bundles native databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL etc., bundling Daffodil DB will give our customers an added option for Java database. Daffodil DB should be helpful to developers building Java applications around Linux.". Commenting on this news, Yogesh Agarwal (CEO, Daffodil Software) said, "This is good news for the Linux community. It is also a testament to the overall quality of Daffodil DB, as it is the only Java RDBMS to be bundled, along with other popular native databases such as MySQL.

The move will ensure that Mandrakelinux users will not need to download and install a Java database if they require one. Choice is the essence of today's business environs, and Mandrakesoft have offered just that by bundling Daffodil DB.". Daffodil Software develops and markets a lineage of high performance, affordable java database servers and replication tools.

Its mission is to offer cost-effective, high-quality, highly-customizable data management tools and solutions that evolve with corresponding technology trends. Daffodil also has a services division - Daffodil Solutions - which specializes in application development, software testing, re-engineering, software component outsourcing and Open Source consultancy. Mandrakesoft is the publisher of the popular MandrakeLinux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems available.

The company offers its enterprise, government and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and Open Source software and related services. Mandrakesoft products are available in more than 120 countries through dedicated channels and also from, the company's online store. Number 1 in several countries, Mandrakesoft has won many awards for quality and technical innovation. "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, Mandrakesoft has offices in the United States and France. Mandrakesoft is traded on Paris Euronext Marché Libre (ISIN Code: FR0004159382/MLMAN; Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF).