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Continuent and SkySQL Form Partnership, Hadoop News
The MySQL community received some good news recently, as Continuent, a provider of MySQL replication and clustering solutions, and SkySQL, a provider of affordable MySQL database solutions, announced a newly-formed partnership.
Continuent CEO Robert Hodges commented on the new partnership with SkySQL in the official press release: “We are very excited about the opportunity to work with SkySQL, another leader in the MySQL ecosystem. High availability and scaling with automatic resource allocation provide real benefits to database applications of all sizes, and Tungsten Enterprise provides industry leading solutions for database management, continuity and data backup and recovery. We closed our first joint customers in 2011 and look forward to working with SkySQL to solve important data management problems across a wide range of industries that use the MySQL database. Our collaboration is going to benefit a lot of customers.”
SkySQL CEO Ulf Sandberg said: “We are focused on bringing the MySQL database into the future while providing expert support and services to those using the database today. Teaming up with Continuent to optimize the world’s most popular open-source database is a great step in that direction.”
The terms of the partnership serve to benefit not only Continuent and SkySQL, but users of MySQL as well. Both companies will team up to offer the SkySQL Enterprise subscription, which gives users of any version of the MySQL database a comprehensive solution that includes server software, monitoring tools, and production support. In addition, SkySQL will join Continuent to help market its Tungsten Enterprise and Tungsten Replicator offerings. Tungsten Enterprise is a MySQL solution that handles clustering and data management, while Tungsten Replicator specializes in advanced data replication.
Matt Aslett, research manager of data management and analytics for 451 Research, described how the partnership would benefit the MySQL community: “The partnership between Continuent and SkySQL brings together two of the most prominent players in the MySQL ecosystem, combining their expertise in database clustering and replication, and subscription support respectively. We expect the partnership to be beneficial to existing customers of both companies, and also attract interest from the wider MySQL user community.”
Stig Petter Hansen, a database administrator with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, said Continuent’s Tungsten-based solution supplied the functionality he was looking for at a lower cost than Oracle’s GoldenGate offering. Speaking of the Continuent/SkySQL partnership, he added: “This is a forward thinking relationship that takes the vendor collaborative model to the next level by ensuring that MySQL users get the best of both worlds – number-one MySQL replication solutions and top ranked MySQL support services.”