MySQL Teams With Veritas, SGI on Clusters

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-07-31 Print this article Print

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.
MySQL is also joining forces with SGI to optimize, market and sell the MySQL database on the SGI Altix 3000 family of servers and superclusters. The pairing is designed to power heavy-load, high-performance database applications. The two companies are cooperating on engineering optimization, marketing and sales for the Intel Itanium 2-based Altix 3000 supercluster running MySQL on Linux. MySQL on Altix is available immediately. Like Veritas, SGI will demonstrate enterprise Linux solutions for MySQL in MySQLs booth at LinuxWorld. Also demonstrating will be Arkeia Corp., Computer Associates International Inc. and Emic Networks.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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