Fujitsu Announced Availability of Symfoware Server V10

High-reliability database raising processing performance tenfold.

Fujitsu announced the immediate availability in Japan of Symfoware Server V10, the latest edition of its scalable database designed for high usability, performance, and reliability.

Symfoware Server, which is Fujitsu’s flagship product in the relational database management software market, supports multiple platforms, including mainframes, UNIX servers, and PC servers. It is already widely used in mission-critical systems, being deployed on more than 100,000 systems in Japan. It is part of the new "arrowhead" trading system used by the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which began operation on January 4, 2010.

Symfoware Server V10 runs approximately ten times as fast as its predecessor. Capable of handling XML data with greater flexibility, the new edition implements the latest specifications of industry-standard application programming interfaces (APIs), making it a highly standardized open database for connecting to other systems. In addition to reducing the labor involved in developing and maintaining systems when building and operating them, Symfoware enables the creation of flexible database systems with high usability that are well-suited for use in cloud-computing platforms.

Symfoware Server represents Fujitsu’s database knowledge and know-how gained over 40 years of development. Supporting platforms ranging from mainframes to PC servers, it has been deployed on many mission-critical systems, including large-scale social infrastructure systems. Because of its high reliability, excellent scalability, and flexibility to handle growing volumes of data, Symfoware Server was chosen as the database for the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s new trading system, "arrowhead".

Along with the ability to handle large systems and complex configurations, the newly released Symfoware Server V10 is built for speed. It features several Fujitsu technologies, including "Direct Connect" for faster connections and "Multi Versioning" for faster execution of applications in parallel. These give the new edition processing performance that is approximately ten times faster than its predecessor.

Upgraded support for the latest specifications of industry-standard APIs (JDBC, .NET Framework, XQuery) means that the database software can currently connect to some 100 different software packages. In two years, that number is expected to rise to 300. Aiming to increase its operability and accessibility, Fujitsu is actively working with partner companies to test interconnectivity, publish details, and improve the efficiency of processing large volumes of data. Fujitsu’s goal is to provide customers the necessary tools to quickly and inexpensively build a database system that can respond flexibly to a changing environment.

Fujitsu will continue enhancing Symfoware Server’s ability to ensure business continuity and customers’ continued access to their information assets.



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