Oracle Press Release

Oracle to Detail its Strategy and Offerings for MySQL on Windows

Online Forum to Outline How Windows Users Can Save Up to 90 Percent and Benefit from Enhanced MySQL Features and Cross-Platform Flexibility

Redwood Shores, Calif. – March 15, 2011

News Facts

Oracle is holding its first ever MySQL on Windows Online Forum at 9.00 am Pacific Time on March 16th, 2011.
Oracle’s Tomas Ulin, vice president of MySQL Engineering, will kick off the forum detailing how enterprise users and ISVs can benefit from Oracle’s investment in making MySQL even better on Windows.
The event will highlight how MySQL 5.5, the latest release of the world’s most popular open source database, delivers up to 1,500 percent performance gains(1) when operating on Windows.
Also detailed during the event will be how Oracle delivers up to 90 percent TCO savings over Microsoft SQL Server with the newly updated MySQL Enterprise Edition, which now includes a complete suite of visual tools for modeling, development, monitoring, administration and backup of Windows-based MySQL applications.

Forum Details Benefits for Windows Users and ISVs

With MySQL Enterprise Edition on Windows, Oracle enables customers to dramatically reduce the TCO of their web, departmental and embedded applications, while delivering higher MySQL performance, cross-platform flexibility and improved manageability, backed by Oracle’s world class 24x7 support.
The first ever MySQL on Windows Online Forum will explain:
Why MySQL is so popular on Windows, both for enterprise users and for embedding by ISVs.
How MySQL is a great fit for the Windows environment, and what are the upcoming milestones to make MySQL even better on the Microsoft platform.
What visual tools are available to effectively develop, deploy and manage MySQL applications on Windows.
How to deliver highly available business critical Windows-based MySQL applications.
Why security solutions provider SonicWall selected MySQL over Microsoft SQL Server and how they successfully deliver MySQL-based solutions.

Supporting Quotes

“There is a huge opportunity for customers to reduce costs and improve cross-platform support by selecting MySQL on Windows,” said Tomas Ulin, Vice President, Engineering, Oracle. “Oracle has delivered major enhancements to both MySQL 5.5 and MySQL Enterprise Edition, enabling customers to leverage significant benefits. This makes MySQL an extremely compelling alternative to Microsoft SQL Server for ISVs and enterprise users that are building and deploying business critical web and embedded applications.”
"Embedding MySQL into our security offerings has proven to be a great choice," said Jan Sijp, Director of Product Management at SonicWall. "In combination with our own expertise, MySQL helped us provide a highly reliable turnkey solution to our customers, who benefit from an integrated, easy to use solution eliminating the need to install a separate database. And beyond reducing complexity for our customers, we also reduced our own internal development, testing, and support costs.”

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1. SysBench benchmark of MySQL 5.5.6 vs. MySQL 5.1.50 performed on Intel x86_64; 4 CPU x 2 Cores/CPU; 3.166 GHz, 8GB RAM; Windows Server 2008

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