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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- September 9, 2009 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced an update to its MySQL Enterprise™ subscription, designed to assist corporate users improve the speed and uptime of their MySQL™ database applications. Thirty-day trial subscriptions of the new MySQL Enterprise Fall 2009 Release are now available free-of-charge from http://www.mysql.com/trials.
Graphical enhancements to the MySQL Enterprise Monitor's Query Analyzer help DBAs and developers to better pinpoint database queries to avoid performance problems. With new visual correlation graphs, problem queries can now be filtered and analyzed by highlighting specific time-periods of interest with a few mouse-clicks - making it easier to quickly find spikes in key system resources, and fix problems rooted in inefficient SQL code.
A MySQL Enterprise subscription is a comprehensive set of software and services, consisting of:
MySQL Enterprise Server Software -- the most reliable, secure and up-to-date version of the world's most popular open source database. MySQL Enterprise subscribers receive monthly software updates, quarterly service packs, and emergency hot fix builds.
MySQL Enterprise Monitor -- A dynamically-delivered "Virtual DBA Assistant" which continuously monitors the health of a user's database servers, alerting them to -- and helping them solve -- potential problems before they can impact critical applications. In addition to the Query Analyzer, the MySQL Enterprise Monitor features a Replication Monitor; a set of proactive MySQL Advisors with over 130 best-practice rules; and a gallery of more than 30 graphs to help give IT departments greater insight into their distributed database environments.
Enterprise-class Production Support -- Addressing the concerns of many IT organizations using open source technology, Sun provides 24x7 telephone, Knowledge Base, and Web support - directly from the developers of MySQL software. Users can also track open support issues using optional live feeds that are sent directly to the MySQL Enterprise Monitor.
"We've designed the MySQL Enterprise subscription to provide maximum peace-of-mind for MySQL database administrators," said Robin Schumacher, head of MySQL product management for Sun Microsystems. "MySQL Enterprise is a highly-affordable way to support the scalability, performance and uptime requirements of today's online applications."
The MySQL Enterprise Fall 2009 Release is scheduled to be commercially available within the next 30 days.
MySQL Enterprise pricing ranges from $599* to $4,999* per server per year -- and is also available through an unlimited site-wide agreement, starting at $40,000* per year. Supported platforms, trial information and pricing details are available at http://www.mysql.com/enterprise.
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, communications networks, and commercial software. At http://www.mysql.com, Sun provides corporate users with premium subscriptions and services, and actively supports the large MySQL open source developer community.
Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer™" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com/.
*U.S. list price. All prices quoted are in U.S. dollars.
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