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DBAs will be able to increase service availability and distribute data automatically over several datacentres.

LONDON – 5 March 2013 – SkySQL, the trusted provider of open source database solutions, Codership and Monty Program have teamed up to release the latest MariaDB product, the MariaDB Galera Cluster. The Galera Cluster provides a state of the art high availability solution to the MariaDB family which is attracting an influx of new users. The Galera Cluster is now a General Availability release under the General Public License (GPLv2) and its support is provided by SkySQL.

The Galera solution has been created by Codership, which is the home of several experts in clustering technologies for MySQL. They consider Galera their clustering masterpiece. It’s a true multi-master solution, where a setup consisting of several nodes accepts writes and reads on any node and synchronously updates the other nodes. DBAs will be able to increase service availability and distribute data automatically over several datacentres. Now tightly integrated, the MariaDB Galera Cluster is a complete package. No additional third party tools are needed for creating a highly scalable database platform covering most enterprises’ needs.

Customer experience has been positive. Sam Lambert, Systems Architect at Performance Horizon Group (PHG), chose MariaDB Galera Cluster as the high availability solution for their performance marketing platform. He said: "MariaDB Galera Cluster is exactly what we've been looking for. We set up a Galera Cluster with 9 nodes distributed across 3 data centers. We created a test where we ran the application workload against this cluster, and then randomly killed a node. The load balancer then simply shifted database transactions to the healthy Galera nodes and there was no impact at all to the application.”

PHG’s software serves image impressions, clicks and conversion requests across a global advertiser client base for some of the world's largest brands such as Sony, Orange and T-Mobile. This means high availability is paramount. Lambert added: “We did this demo to the PHG Executive team and everyone was really impressed by the robustness. It is important to be able to store every single transaction, every second, because every single statistic has financial value. We report on millions of tracking events daily, and highly redundant, scalable, globally distributed infrastructure is essential to our platform - this is why we have chosen MariaDB Galera Cluster as the key component to our enterprise solution for data storage."

Patrik Sallner, SkySQL CEO said: "MariaDB Galera is an example of the combination of talent in open source community. It has undergone months of quality assurance and SkySQL is here to support the latest member of the MariaDB product family. The importance of having critical systems online cannot be undervalued as it has direct financial impact on a business, therefore the Galera Cluster provides DBAs with confidence that every transaction will be protected. There are rival, mostly proprietary products in the market but I believe being open source gives customers a value for money product which frees them up to innovate."

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About SkySQL

SkySQL is the trusted provider of open source database solutions for MySQL and MariaDB users – in the enterprise and cloud, providing over 300 enterprise customers including Canal+, ClubMed, Constant Contact, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin Mobile, Western Digital and XING with database deployment and management solutions.

With 250+ years of original MySQL experience, SkySQL has the leading MySQL talent pool with sponsorship by the original MySQL and MariaDB creators. It has also developed cloud-based database management solutions that bring ease of use, while providing an effective way to increase database productivity both in the enterprise and the cloud.

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About Monty Program

Monty Program Ab was founded by Michael "Monty" Widenius, the founder and creator of MySQL®. Monty Program is a center of engineering excellence for MariaDB, the Aria storage engine, MySQL®, and other associated technologies. We are a founding member of the Open Database Alliance, a consortium of companies that provide best-of-breed support and services to mission critical database deployments.

Monty Program Ab currently has 21 employees. More than half of our staff are full-time developers, including most of the original MySQL engineers, some new personnel, and Monty. We have a better knowledge of the core MySQL® code than any other company! We are well funded and all of our plans and strategies take a long-term view.

About Codership

Codership develops replication and clustering solutions for open source databases, adopting novel ideas from latest DBMS and distributed computing research to build fundamentally new high availability solution. Our flagship product, Codership's GaleraCluster for MySQL, a synchronous multi-master cluster software, provides high system uptime with no data loss and scalability for high traffic web businesses. Galera is open-source product and it powers
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