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SANTA CLARA, Calif. –- November 5, 2008 –- Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced Sun Systems for MySQL™, a set of solutions designed to radically change the economics of Web service delivery for enterprise customers deploying MySQL-based Web Infrastructure on Sun servers. Proven customer deployments have shown the ability to improve performance by 300 percent, reduce power consumption by 83 percent and offer up to 10 times better price/performance, with higher system reliability and faster time to market. The new solutions integrate MySQL with other innovations from Sun, enabling customers to get to market faster by using Sun's open software, extensive code samples with MySQL, and documented best practices. Using Sun's Try and Buy program, users can evaluate the new Sun Systems for MySQL in their own environment for 60 days at no cost and no risk with full technical support, and then buy the systems for up to 40 percent off list price. In addition, Sun Systems for MySQL is available via the Sun Startup Essentials™ program with substantial discounts for qualifying customers. To view a video of John Fowler, executive vice president of Sun's Systems Group, and Marten Mickos, senior vice president of Sun's Database Group, discussing the new solutions, please visit: www.sun.com/mysqlsystems.
Sun's new solutions for MySQL were developed to address key customer issues in the areas of x86 performance, virtualization, multi-tier deployment, rich media storage and back-up – while reducing costs in addition to power and space consumption. The combination of MySQL with Sun systems, software and services empowers customers to grow through every stage of the web services lifecycle, using x64 (x86, 64-bit) or SPARC® architectures, and gives customers the option of running the Solaris™ Operating System (OS), OpenSolaris™, Linux or Windows.
"Sun's leadership in open source database software, combined with our innovation in systems technology, gives our customers the advantage of lowered costs, better ease-of-use and advanced scalability," said Lisa Sieker, vice president of marketing for the Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. "No other systems vendor can provide all of this under one roof, while also giving customers the choice of running Solaris and OpenSolaris, Linux or Windows."
Solutions announced today include Sun Systems for MySQL in the following environments:
Sun customers deploying these Sun Systems for MySQL solutions have seen significant advantages and power/cost savings. For example, DigiTar reduced power consumption by 83 percent and improved price/performance by a factor of 10 using the Sun Systems for MySQL Virtualization solution. Other Sun customers deploying Sun systems to run MySQL include 6.cn, Fotolog, Last.fm and LinkedIn.
"We are using the Sun Fire X4250 server for a MySQL database and chose this combination because I'm not aware of any other server on the market that will give me the storage density of 16 internal disks in a 2u form factor," said Mike Brodbelt, Director of Technical Operations and Infrastructure, Last.fm. "To do the same thing with other vendors, we'd be consuming more power."
Sun Systems for MySQL are available now with prices starting from $1,200. Freely available best practices, optimized web stack components and code samples are also available now. For more information on Sun Systems for MySQL, please visit: www.sun.com/mysqlsystems.
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* SPEC and SPECjAppServer are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results from www.spec.org as of 11/03/2008. 2xSun Fire X4150 (8 cores, 2chips) and 1xSun Fire X4150 (4 cores, 1 chip) 1197.10 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard; Best result with 8 cores in application-tier of the benchmark: 1xHP BL460c (8 cores,2chips) and 1xHP BL480c (8 cores,2 chips) 2056.27 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard; Best result with 2 systems in application-tier of the benchmark: 2xDell PowerEdge 2950 (8 cores, 2 chips) and 1xDell PowerEdge R900 (4 chips, 24 cores) 4,794.33 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard.