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Unformatted text preview: Abstract Enterprises are looking for the best, most cost-effective way to manage the ever-increasing amount of data, an ever-growing pool of users, and unrelenting demands for high availability. Database administrators must ensure their database system can handle this level of growth with limited downtime—and without a high cost. As proprietary database systems have grown increasingly complex with features that many companies don’t need, they have also become harder to manage and more expensive in terms of upgrades and staffing, training, and support. The Sun MySQL™ database delivers the scalability and features that companies need but with less complexity and lower costs than proprietary systems. The world’s widely used open-source database, MySQL has more than 12 million installations. MYSQL™ PROVIDES SCALABILITY, RELIABILITY, & ENTERPRISE SUPPORT AT A LOWER COST Open Databases White Paper April 2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Table of Contents Executive Summary ........................................................................................1 Open Databases .............................................................................................1 Staying Ahead of Enterprise Data Growth ............................................................. 1 Why Open Source for Database Systems? ............................................................. 2 MySQL: Sun’s Industry-Leading Open Database ..................................................... 3 Scalability and Availability ................................................................................... 4 What to Consider When Considering an Open Database ........................................ 5 Open Database Case Studies ............................................................................6 MySQL Helps Zappos Cost-Effectively Scale to $1 Billion in Sales ............................. 6 Alcatel-Lucent Taps MySQL for Mission-Critical System .......................................... 6 Swedish National Police ...................................................................................... 7 Sun Microsystems, Inc. 1 MySQL™ Provides Scalability, Reliability, and Enterprise Support at a Lower Cost . Executive Summary More data, more user connections, more critical applications: It all adds up to greater demands on database systems than ever. Developers of proprietary solutions have tried to keep up by piling on more features, but have succeeded mainly in ratcheting up prices. Increasingly, organizations are looking to open source for effective yet cost-efficient database alternatives. Many have chosen MySQL™ as a result. As of April of 2009, MySQL has an install base of over 11 million and is downloaded more than 60,000 times per day....
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