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7 December 2009 — Sun Microsystems today announced Cashpoint, the Austrian betting and gaming company, has selected Sun's MySQL™ database to manage its customer, Web, and results data. In order to protect its systems' high-availability, Cashpoint uses both a MySQL Enterprise™ Unlimited subscription and the MySQL Cluster database product. Employing an enterprise-wide MySQL Enterprise subscription along with MySQL Cluster contributes to considerable cost savings for the company.
7 December 2009 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the details of the Sun Tech Days worldwide developer conference for 2009-10 at http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/index.jsp. Sun Tech Days is a multi-city world tour designed to showcase how the developer community can leverage Sun technologies, services and products to drive the next generation of industry innovation. Since 1998, the Sun Tech Days worldwide conference has brought together hundreds of thousands of developers and students to learn about technology from industry experts.
24 October 2009 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced that CASPUR, a non-profit, consortium of Italian universities focused on scientific supercomputing and innovative technologies, has subscribed to Sun's MySQL Enterprise™ database service.
22 October 2009 — E.ON ES, a subsidiary within E.ON Group, today announced that it has purchased a multi-year MySQL Enterprise™ database subscription from Sun Microsystems to help power its advanced work order management system, used for the service and maintenance of Sweden's electricity distribution grid.
9 September 2009 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced an update to its MySQL Enterprise™ subscription, designed to assist corporate users improve the speed and uptime of their MySQL™ database applications. Thirty-day trial subscriptions of the new MySQL Enterprise Fall 2009 Release are now available free-of-charge from http://www.mysql.com/trials.
3 September 2009 — Finland-based NetHawk today announced it has selected Sun Microsystems’ MySQL Embedded Database Server software in order to meet its stringent requirements for application speed, scalability and 24x7 availability – at half the cost of other databases.
11 August 2009 — Joyent, a leading vendor in Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing, announced today that it is taking the proven performance and reliability of Sun Microsystems' MySQL database to a whole new level by offering optimizations to the Joyent Cloud for MySQL. Joyent and Sun's database group have teamed up to create Virtual Appliance templates for MySQL.
Joyent's Virtual Appliance for MySQL is configured to maximize the open source database's performance on Joyent's powerful, secure and stable virtualization technology. Performance benchmarks (www.joyent.com/mysql) demonstrate that Joyent's Virtual Appliance for MySQL can deliver 3 times the number of Transactions per Second than comparable deployments of XEN-based clouds, such as Amazon's EC2.
2 July 2009 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced that TweetMeme, the innovative online application that tracks the popularity of links sent via Twitter, has subscribed to Sun's MySQL Enterprise database offering in order to keep up with the microblogging service's explosive growth.
Created in 2008 by pioneering Web 2.0 startup Fav.or.it, TweetMeme gives the rapidly expanding Twitter community a means of easily seeing and sorting the most popular links on Twitter. TweetMeme also provides a realtime search facility of fully expanded, qualified and indexed links so that users can get answers to queries about very recent events or news.
30 June 2009 — Danfoss Electronic Controls & Sensors, one of Denmark's largest industrial companies, today announced it has selected Sun Microsystems' MySQL database to help power its air conditioning software application AKM, Adap-Kool Monitoring. The AKM software enables commercial facilities, such as grocery store staff, to monitor and control temperature levels inside store premises. Embedding MySQL into AKM will enable Danfoss to increase the number of concurrent users of the application, while maintaining a high level of availability and performance.
24 June 2009 — Fortinet, a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions, today announced its FortiDB family of database security appliances now provides vulnerability assessment (VA) support for MySQL Enterprise from Sun Microsystems. Certification with MySQL Enterprise assures customers that FortiDB appliances have gone through the proper testing requirements for these complex database environments and further extends Fortinet's solution to detect and safeguard against today’s enterprise data concerns that cross over deeply into open source applications. FortiDB works by identifying the weakness within a database, alerting system administrators of potential threats and offering remediation advice.
10 June 2009 — Kickfire today announced a new series of Webinars for the data warehousing mass market, co-presented with Sun Microsystems and the Kimball Group, the definitive source for dimensional data warehousing expertise. The data warehousing mass market is comprised of deployments in the gigabytes to low terabytes which, according to an IDC/ComputerWorld survey, represent over three-quarters of the total market.
The webinar series will begin on June 25th at 1:00 pm PDT.
6 June 2009 — Sun Microsystems today announced the results of a regional survey that shows 44 percent of all large and medium-sized companies in the Nordic and Benelux countries are using open source software (OSS). The survey was conducted by the international market research company TNS Gallup, on behalf of Sun.
14 May 2009 — Sun Microsystems today announced that the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) in Germany has purchased a MySQL Enterprise Unlimited database subscription to provide extra support for the E-learning system that the university's IT staff has developed and deployed for the entire University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr (UAMR). With Sun's MySQL Enterprise Unlimited offering, the UDE receives access to the advanced MySQL Enterprise Monitor software as well as around-the-clock technical support for any number of database applications – all for one affordable, fixed price.
21 April 2009 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced a new MySQL™ 'Remote DBA' partner program for consulting companies and service providers looking to work closely with Sun's database team to offer the benefits of MySQL Enterprise™ directly to their clients. The Pythian Group is the first company to become an Authorized MySQL Enterprise 'Remote DBA' partner, as part of Sun's MySQL Enterprise Connection Alliance (MECA) partner program.
Today's announcement was made at the seventh annual MySQL Conference & Expo (http://www.mysqlconf.com) being held this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. With more than 2,000 attendees, it is the world's largest community event for open source database developers, DBAs, vendors and corporate IT managers.
21 April 2009 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced MySQL™ Cluster 7.0, a major new release of its high-availability open source database software for real-time, mission-critical applications. New features include significantly enhanced performance and scalability; support for popular LDAP directories; and simplified cluster back-up and maintenance. Information on MySQL Cluster 7.0 -- including downloads, evaluation guides, and performance benchmarks – is available now at http://www.mysql.com/cluster.
Today's announcement was made at the seventh annual MySQL Conference & Expo being held this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. With more than 2,000 attendees, it is the world's largest community event for open source database developers, DBAs, vendors and corporate IT managers.
21 April 2009 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced MySQL™ 5.4, a new version of the world's most popular open source database, designed to deliver significant performance and scalability improvements to MySQL applications. A preview version of MySQL 5.4 is available now for download at http://www.mysql.com/5.4.
Today's announcement was made at the seventh annual MySQL Conference & Expo being held this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. With more than 2,000 attendees, it is the world's largest event for open source database developers, DBAs, vendors and corporate IT managers.
20 April 2009 — Sun Microsystems and Oracle Corporation announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Oracle will acquire Sun common stock for $9.50 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of Sun's cash and debt.
20 April 2009 — Virident Systems and Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the GreenCloud™ Server for MySQL, a new server which brings ‘in−memory’ computing on an exceptional scale to Sun Microsystems' MySQL™ database. The new server was launched today at the 2009 MySQL Conference & Expo, where Virident is a Diamond Sponsor. Vijay Karamcheti, Virident CTO and Cofounder, will deliver a Keynote Address to the conference on Wednesday at 8:30AM entitled, “Extreme Performance and SmartScaling MySQL with Storage Class Memory Servers”.
20 April 2009 — Kickfire™, Inc. and Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced a joint MySQL Enterprise™ marketing agreement for the world’s first high-performance MySQL™ data warehousing appliance. The companies will work together to promote the Kickfire MySQL Appliance™ to data warehouse prospects as part of Sun’s MySQL Certified Storage Engine Program.
15 April 2009 — Want to learn how open source software helped Barack Obama get elected president? Don't miss the closing keynote at the MySQL Conference & Expo 2009, "Database We Can Believe In: Stories from the Front Lines (and Server Rooms) of Barack Obama's Online Presidential Campaign."
Co-presented by Sun Microsystems and O'Reilly Media, the seventh annual MySQL Conference & Expo explores "Innovation Everywhere" April 20-23, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. With more than 2,000 attendees, it is the world's largest community event for open source database developers, DBAs, vendors, and corporate IT managers. For more information, please visit www.mysqlconf.com.
7 April 2009 — Sun Microsystems today announced that Tema Networks has selected Sun's MySQL Embedded Server to meet to its demanding database requirements. Tema Networks' Home Zone Billing (HZB) telecom solution handles over a thousand queries per second and tens of Gigabytes of data, with rapid data volume growth expected as the service is deployed to more regions.
26 March 2009 — Sun Microsystems today announced that SPEECH DESIGN, a leading European provider of messaging and mobility solutions for businesses and network operators, has selected Sun's MySQL™ Cluster database to promote carrier grade availability, performance and scalability of an innovative new messaging offering with reduced costs and faster time-to-market.
6 March 2009 — Netlog, one of the fastest-growing Web communities in Europe, today announced that it has purchased a MySQL Enterprise(TM) Unlimited subscription from Sun Microsystems to help ensure its database infrastructure will scale to handle its 300-percent traffic increase last year.
26 February 2009 — One of Denmark's largest banks, Jyske Bank, today announced that it has selected Sun's MySQL database to power its online banking product, Jyske Netbank Erhverv, in order to be able to serve a larger number of concurrent users, while improving the reliability and performance of its service.