SkySQL, Codership and Monty Program Deploy Galera Cluster for MariaDB

SkySQL, Codership and Monty Program Deploy Galera Cluster for MariaDB 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/13 --  SkySQL, the trusted
provider of open source database solutions, Codership and Monty
Program have teamed to release the latest MariaDB product, the
MariaDB Galera Cluster. The Galera Cluster provides a high
availability solution to the MariaDB family that is attracting an
influx of new users. The Galera Cluster is now a General Availability
release under the General Public License (GPLv2), with support
provided by SkySQL.  
The Galera solution was created by Codership, home of several experts
in clustering technologies for MySQL who consider Galera their
clustering masterpiece. It's a true multi-master solution, where a
setup consisting of several nodes accepts, writes and reads on any
node and synchronously updates the other nodes. DBAs will be able to
increase service availability and distribute data automatically over
several datacentres. Now tightly integrated, the MariaDB Galera
Cluster is a complete package. No additional third party tools are
needed for creating a highly scalable database platform covering most
enterprises' needs. 
Customer experience has been positive. Sam Lambert, systems architect
at Performance Horizon Group (PHG), chose MariaDB Galera Cluster as
the high availability solution for the organization's performance
marketing platform. According to Lamber, "MariaDB Galera Cluster is
exactly what we've been looking for. We set up a Galera Cluster with
nine nodes distributed across three data centers. We created a test
and ran the application workload against this cluster, and then
randomly killed a node. The load balancer then simply shifted
database transactions to the healthy Galera nodes, and there was no
impact at all to the application." 
PHG's software serves image impressions, clicks and conversion
requests across a global advertiser client base for some of the
world's largest brands such as Sony, Orange and T-Mobile. This means
high availability is paramount. Lambert added: "We did this demo to
the PHG Executive team and everyone was really impressed by the
robustness. It is important to be able to store every single
transaction, every second, because every single statistic has
financial value. We report on millions of 
tracking events daily, and
highly redundant, scalable, globally distributed infrastructure is
essential to our platform -- this is why we have chosen MariaDB
Galera Cluster as the key component to our enterprise solution for
data storage." 
Patrik Sallner, SkySQL CEO said, "MariaDB Galera is an example of the
combination of talent in the open source community. It has undergone
months of quality assurance, and SkySQL is here to support the latest
member of the MariaDB product family. The importance of having
critical systems online cannot be undervalued, as it has direct
financial impact on a business. Therefore, the Galera Cluster
provides DBAs with confidence that every transaction will be
protected. There are rival, mostly proprietary products in the
market, but I believe being open source gives customers a value for
money product that frees them up to innovate."  
About SkySQL
 SkySQL is the trusted provider of open source database
solutions for MySQL and MariaDB users -- in the enterprise and cloud,
providing over 300 enterprise customers including Canal+, ClubMed,
Constant Contact, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin Mobile, Western
Digital and XING with database deployment and management solutions. 
With 250+ years of original MySQL experience, SkySQL has the leading
MySQL talent pool with sponsorship by the original MySQL and MariaDB
creators. It has also developed cloud-based database management
solutions that bring ease of use, while providing an effective way to
increase database productivity both in the enterprise and the cloud. 
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About Monty Program
 Monty Program Ab was founded by Michael "Monty"
Widenius, the founder and creator of MySQL(R). Monty Program is a
center of engineering excellence for MariaDB, the Aria storage
engine, MySQL(R), and other associated technologies. We are a
founding member of the Open Database Alliance, a consortium of
companies that provide best-of-breed support and services to mission
critical database deployments. 
Monty Program Ab currently has 21 employees. More than half of our
staff are full-time developers, including most of the original MySQL
engineers, some new personnel, and Monty. We have a better knowledge
of the core MySQL(R) code than any other company! We are well funded
and all of our plans and strategies take a lon
g-term view. 
About Codership
 Codership develops replication and clustering
solutions for open source databases, adopting novel ideas from latest
DBMS and distributed computing research to build fundamentally new
high availability solution. Our flagship product, Codership's
GaleraCluster for MySQL, a synchronous multi-master cluster software,
provides high system uptime with no data loss and scalability for
high traffic web businesses. Galera is open-source product and it
  MariaDB Galera Cluster. For more information, please visit 
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