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SAN JOSE, California – August 17, 2011 – SkySQL Inc., the first choice in affordable MySQL® database solutions for the enterprise and cloud, today announced it is partnering with Sphinx Technologies to resell and distribute annual support subscriptions for the Sphinx™ Search Server.
This move underscores SkySQL’s on-going commitment to strengthen its reference architecture for the MySQL database thru the addition of technologies that reduce the cost and complexity of MySQL deployments. Specifically, the addition of Sphinx’s search technologies to the SkySQL™ Reference Architecture will make it easier for customers to confidently deploy full-text search functionality for their MySQL database applications. As with all other technologies in the architecture, the Sphinx Search Server has been tested by SkySQL engineers to be scalable, adaptable and cloud-ready.
“We’re thrilled to have Sphinx become a part of the SkySQL Reference Architecture,” said Richard Kelm, Sphinx Technologies COO. “We’ve worked with many SkySQL team members previously and have first hand experience in the depth of MySQL database knowledge and expertise that they will deliver to our customers.”
Demand for full-text search functionality in a wide variety of applications has risen with the growing popularity of storing and managing both textual and non-textual data and in a MySQL database. Common uses of full-text search include Web-based applications (i.e., search of websites, product catalogs, news items), document management systems, and custom applications that must provide text search capabilities over data stored in a MySQL database.
“Partnering with Sphinx Technologies brings best of breed scalable, open source, open index/full-tech search capabilities to the SkySQL Reference Architecture,” said Kaj Arnö, executive vice president of products for SkySQL. “Not only is this a significant contribution to the architecture, but it builds on our promise of delivering proven, affordable, best-in-class MySQL database solutions.
Basic, full and premium support subscriptions for Sphinx Search Servers are immediately available from SkySQL. Customers who purchase support for both their MySQL databases and Sphinx Search Servers from SkySQL on or before September 30th, 2011 can save up to 20 percent off their purchase.
SkySQL™ Reference Architecture
The SkySQL™ Reference Architecture provides users with a comprehensive framework for reducing the complexity and cost of deploying MySQL or MariaDB database solutions for high availability, Web scalability, data warehousing/business intelligence, and the cloud. The architecture leverages community best practices, as well as open and closed source software, validated and tested by SkySQL to be scalable, adaptable, and cloud-ready.
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 visitwww.skysql.com, and follow conversations at www.twitter.com/skysql_ab.
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About Sphinx Technologies
Sphinx Technologies Inc. develops the Sphinx Search Server and offers a full spectrum of Sphinx-related services: deployment, integration, production support, consulting and training, emergency assistance, sponsored feature development, commercial licensing, etc.
Sphinx server, available under GPL and used by many top websites internationally, including Craigslist, DailyMotion, and NetLog, blends together high performance, rock-solid reliability, and ease of use. Designed from the ground up with searching databases in mind, it scales to the largest of them, indexing terabytes of data and billions of documents on commodity hardware. For more information about Sphinx Search visit http://www.sphinxsearch.com/.
Kulesa Faul for SkySQL