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SAUSALITO, CA, June 10, 2009 -- In March 2008, Where I've Been switched hosting to the Joyent Cloud and re-launched its Facebook application. Since then, the Whereivebeen.com application has completed 47,921,072,680 queries to its MySQL database without a single reboot and with no downtime. This unprecedented stability and scale has been completely powered by the Joyent Cloud -- showing that "The Cloud" is stable if you choose the right provider.
The extremely popular Where I've Been application on Facebook, Myspace, and other social networks allows individuals to show their friends where they have been, lived and where they want to go.
On April 27, 2009, Where I've Been re-launched its travel community/portal, whereivebeen.com, greatly expanding its functionality. The new site offers a local and global platform with the ability to research and plan travel, share videos, photos, stories, as well as post and receive reviews and travel advice, all within the context of each member's preferred networks.
"We were particularly brutal to that server, at one point we were doing well over 7000 queries per second. It is impressive how well one machine handled that much load," said Craig Ulliott, Where I've Been Founder and CTO.
"MySQL has become the most-deployed database on the Cloud for the same reason it became the most popular database for Web developers: its combined speed, scalability, flexibility and reliability," said Mark Herring Vice President, MySQL & Software Infrastructure Marketing, Sun Microsystems. "We are very pleased to see that Joyent and its customers are enjoying real business success with MySQL in their Cloud environments."
"Joyent delivers a persistent cloud that is ideal for running enterprise class applications", said Rod Boothby, Joyent's VP Business Development. "47.9 Billion queries in a row at a rate of 1,701 queries per second with zero down time is a perfect example of what Joyent means by persistent enterprise class cloud computing. And, the team at whereivebeen.com were able to achieve this uptime on standard Joyent Accelerator running MySQL."
Where I've Been has proven that the combination of Sun's MySQL database and the Joyent Cloud is a stable, powerful platform for running large web applications. Where I've been has shown that there is stability in the Cloud.
MySQL is the most popular open source database software in the world. Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, critical business systems, telecommunication networks, and commercial software. At http://www.mysql.com, Sun provides corporate users with premium subscriptions and services, and actively supports the large MySQL open source developer community.
Joyent is a Cloud Computing vendor of 'Infrastructure as a Service' (IaaS). Joyent provides a more flexible and cost-effective alternative to buying and running your own IT infrastructure, while still providing all the security, cost stability, and enterprise-grade performance of a dedicated private data center.
Joyent was founded in 2004 with a seed investment from co-founder and CEO David Young and Pay Pal co-founder Peter Thiel. Since then, Joyent has grown organically and has been completely funded by revenue. Joyent's customers include LinkedIn, Major League Baseball, Gilt.com, Facebook, and 20,000 other companies ranging from small development shops to large Fortune 500 enterprise users. Joyent powers 25% of the daily application traffic on Facebook. www.joyent.com
Where I've Been is the leading social travel application that spans the world's social networks, blogs, and homepages. With comprehensive features and functionality, its social travel and local platform lets users and communities "Find, Travel and Share" relevant content that is contributed by members, partners, and aggregated from the Web. Founded in 2007, WIB's team of talented programmers and designers is based in Chicago. Where I've Been thrives on providing its community with 100% high quality products that are both user-friendly and social. Enjoy!SOURCE: Joyent Inc.