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SAN JOSE, California – April 27, 2011 – SkySQL Inc., the first choice in affordable MySQL® database solutions for the enterprise and cloud, today announced that Lijit Networks, an innovative provider of custom site search, reader engagement tools, and advertising solutions for online publishers, has chosen SkySQL as the support provider of choice for its MySQL databases.
Lijit’s infrastructure was built using a variety of storage technologies including Hadoop, Hive, and MySQL database servers. Because they are mission-critical, it is imperative that Lijit has access to production-level technical support when they need it. In recent months, it has become increasingly difficult for Lijit to justify expenses for Oracle’s technical support as they concluded that the ROI just wasn’t there. They began to explore alternatives and chose SkySQL for its expertise, quality of support, and cost-effectiveness.
“With our recent $10 million in funding, Lijit is laser-focused on scaling our business, which means keeping expenses in line is critical at this stage of our growth,” said Manny Puentes, CTO of Lijit Networks. “Ninety-five percent of SkySQL’s staff are former MySQL AB employees, so we knew we were hiring an experienced team that would give our company the service it required.”
“Lijit Networks joins a growing number of U.S. companies that are trusting their mission critical, production MySQL databases to SkySQL,” said Matthew Fredrickson, director of North American sales for SkySQL. “When MySQL database users choose to purchase from SkySQL, it’s a vote of confidence that speaks volumes. It is truly a testament to our expertise and our commitment to providing exceptional service and support to MySQL users.
SkySQL™ Enterprise – SkySQL’s comprehensive subscription service offering of server software (MySQL and MariaDB), technical support and monitoring tools – is available for any version of the MySQL database. SkySQL™ Enterprise is backed-up by the SkySQL™ product support team offering 24×7, mission critical, technical support delivery, public and onsite training classes, and custom consulting services for customers with unique needs. The SkySQL Ab product support team is familiar to many, as all of its members were part of the original MySQL AB product support team.
About SkySQL Ab
SkySQL Ab, the company behind the SkySQL™ Enterprise subscription, is the first choice in affordable MySQL® database solutions for the enterprise and cloud. Founded by former executives, personnel, and investors of MySQL AB, SkySQL Ab is an open source software company committed to furthering the future development of MySQL database technologies, while delivering cost-effective database solutions and exceptional customer service. SkySQL Ab’s customers include ATOS Worldline, Canal+, Deutsche Telekom, Easyflirt.com, FHE3, Lotte.com, Nordic Growth Market (NGM), Richemont and Virgin Mobile. SkySQL’s worldwide headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland. The company has operations in Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please call 1(877) 303-5799, or visit www.skysql.com, and follow conversations atwww.twitter.com/skysql_ab.
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About Lijit Networks, Inc.
Lijit Networks, Inc. was incorporated in June 2006 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. By providing innovative content discovery and search tools to over 17,000 individual publishers, commercial web sites and content networks, Lijit technologies help publishers make more money, enhance reader engagement, lengthen time on site and increase page views. Lijit connects publishers with premium online advertising campaigns, which are highly targeted and contextually relevant to the publisher’s audience and readership. Learn more at www.lijit.com.
KulesaFaul for SkySQL