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Amersfoort, The Netherlands –- September 2, 2008 -- Mediargus, a leading online press service in Belgium, has recently subscribed to Sun Microsystems' MySQL Enterprise™ database subscription to cost-effectively support its fast-growing business. MySQL Enterprise is an affordable, comprehensive subscription offering that combines regular software updates of the world's most popular open source database -- along with 24x7 production support and proactive DBA monitoring tools.
With MySQL Enterprise, Mediargus helps give its users high quality, performance and reliability. With an archive of over 15 million articles online since 1988 and over ten thousand users, Mediargus is a professional online press clearinghouse for monitoring and searching leading newspapers, magazines, websites, TV, press agencies and newsfeeds in the Belgian market.
Mediargus is migrating its system from a proprietary Oracle database to a fully open source MySQL™ database platform. With the MySQL software, Mediargus is able to cost-effectively plan for the ongoing growth of its online press service. With the MySQL Enterprise package, Mediargus not only employs the benefits of an open source database solution, but also can take advantage of Sun's 24x7 database support and automated database monitoring software. The MySQL Enterprise Monitor "Virtual DBA" tools enable Mediargus' IT staff to monitor their production database applications -- finding and fixing performance problems and security vulnerabilities before they impact the system. In this way, the company delivers high-end quality and service reliability to their users.
Kurt Haegeman, IT Director for Mediargus, says, "Using a closed source database solution, we have been forced to purchase expensive servers and complex licenses to scale our service. In our desire to find an affordable scablable database solution, we searched for an open source product that also could provide 24x7 support. Sun appeared to be the only open source supplier to offer a comprehensive package combining database software, monitoring tools and production support. We drew up a Total Cost of Ownership report for the next three years that highlights MySQL Enterprise as the best price/quality offering, and shows IT cost-savings of 90-percent on licenses and support."
"MySQL Enterprise enables companies to scale both technically and financially," declares Bertrand Matthelié, Director of EMEA Marketing, Database Group, Sun Microsystems. "We're proud to help Mediargus deliver high quality online services to its customers."
MySQL is the most popular open source database software in the world. Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, critical business systems, and packaged software. At www.mysql.com, Sun provides corporate users with commercial subscriptions and services, and actively supports the large MySQL open source developer community.
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