MySQL Teams With Veritas, SGI on Clusters
MySQL, Veritas will integrate, market and support the open-source MySQL database and Veritas' Cluster Server, while SGI will put the MySQL database on the SGI Altix 3000 family of servers and superclusters.MySQL AB is joining forces with two players in the field of clusters, Veritas Software Corp. and SGI, MySQL officials announced Thursday. MySQL is teaming up with Veritas to integrate, market and support the open-source MySQL database and Veritas Cluster Server. MySQL, of Uppsala, Sweden, will offer a Veritas-qualified MySQL agent on Cluster Server thats designed to help MySQL users maximize system availability and performance. The technology pairing will be previewed at LinuxWorld in San Francisco in August in the MySQL booth. The work is being done through the Veritas Enabled Program. The Veritas Cluster Server is designed to eliminate application downtime and to increase performance by distributing workload across servers. With the new Veritas Cluster Server agent for MySQL, enterprises will be able to use the Cluster Server to manage MySQL database applications in multi-platform, multi-cluster environments.
The new agent will be available for MySQL Version 3.23 and higher starting in August. It will be offered initially on Linux and will in the future be available on Solaris and HP-UX. MySQL AB and Veritas will cooperatively support joint customers.