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StayFriends GmbH is one of the leading Websites for tracking down and finding your former school friends in Germany (StayFriends.de), Austria (StayFriends.at), Switzerland (StayFriends.ch), France (Trombi.com) and Sweden (StayFriends.se). With a user base of more than 28 million, StayFriends operates several internet sites in Europe.
StayFriends has built its infrastructure on Oracle’s MySQL Database since its founding. With MySQL Enterprise Edition, the company continues to benefit from its powerful replication mechanism, comprehensive monitoring and query-analyzing capabilities, and the ability to use different storage engines. It also offers low operation and maintenance costs in comparison to its benefits.
MySQL Enterprise Edition provides the scalability that StayFriends needs to keep pace with performance requirements in the years to come.
“When we had to decide on our database system 10 years ago, we considered MySQL the leading open-source solution and, therefore, opted for this system. Today, our key reasons for using MySQL Enterprise Edition continue to be its powerful replication mechanism, comprehensive monitoring and query analyzing capabilities, and the possibility of using different storage engines, in addition to its very low operation and maintenance costs in comparison to its benefits,” said Oliver Gutperl, vice president, technology, StayFriends GmbH.