Data infrastructure management company dbaDIRECT has added MySQL to the list of platforms it supports as a strategic sourcing partner for enterprises.
As global enterprises seek to aggressively manage the cost of data infrastructure, reliable options for low-cost database servers are becoming more available and mainstream, according to dbaDIRECT Chief Technical Officer Mark Vorholt.
Vorholt said dbaDIRECTs decision to add MySQL to the list of platforms it supports is the result of its rapid adoption among corporate IT departments. Currently, MySQL is used in more than 10 million installations throughout the world, said officials at Kentucky-based dbaDirect.
"The combination of Linux and MySQL is providing major corporations with a means to cost effectively manage many distributed locations," Vorholt explained in a statement. "dbaDIRECTs ability to support this environment reduces a companys need to maintain in-house expertise. We can manage high-end Oracle systems, as well as reduced-cost MySQL distributed environments—within the same framework and process."
dbaDIRECT will provide MySQL service and support on an around-the-clock basis, including on-demand technical expertise and MySQL software lifecycle management, including patches and upgrades, Vorholt said.
"Several of our corporate clients use MySQL for various projects so adding this capability is another way we are making data infrastructure management easier for our clients," he added.
dbaDIRECT also offers managed services for four major database platforms: Oracle, UDB DB2, Sybase and SQL Server. More than 3,000 corporate databases are currently managed by dbaDIRECT.