Customers in financial services, online gaming and the Cloud are using Sun's MySQL Enterprise Server with GigaSpaces XAP to leverage seamless database clustering and scale their applications on demand
NEW YORK, NY- December 15, 2008 - GigaSpaces Technologies today announced the availability of GigaSpaces' eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) for MySQL EnterpriseTM, addressing the scalability and performance needs of demanding MySQL Enterprise customers. Applications running on the combined platform leverage linear scalability, continuous availability, guaranteed persistence and scale-out architecture optimal for cloud and virtualized environments.
The solution introduces GigaSpaces transactional and reliable in-memory data grid as a front-end to the database. Essentially, all updates and queries are handled by the distributed data grid while the database remains in sync. Enterprise-grade requirements are met with a robust, read-write, transactional distributed cache. Complex in-memory data manipulation is easily achieved through JavaTM technologies, .Net and C++ code, or SQL queries.
"Several GigaSpaces customers are already using Sun's MySQL Enterprise with GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP). Among them are leaders in the financial services industry, in online gaming, as well as Web 2.0 customers using GigaSpaces and MySQL on public clouds such as Amazon's EC2," said Amnon Raviv, senior director, Strategic Alliances from GigaSpaces.
"Together with partners, MySQL keeps pushing the limits of performance and scalability for the web economy," said Nicolas Pujol, head of MySQL World Wide Alliances and Channels, Sun Microsystems. "We are pleased that GigaSpaces is offering our customers a solution based on their eXtreme Application Platform and MySQL Enterprise to help them continue to scale-out their infrastructure cost-effectively."
GigaSpaces XAP is a next-generation application server built for today's most demanding enterprise and Web applications. Unlike traditional application servers, GigaSpaces XAP enables predictable application scalability on-demand. XAP allows businesses and developers to predictably scale systems under any peak demand, guarantee performance under any data processing load, and seamlessly leverage the economies-of-scale offered by virtual computing environments such as clouds and grids.
For more information regarding the MySQL and GigaSpaces integrated solution, please visit http://www.gigaspaces.com/mysql
GigaSpaces Technologies is a leading provider of a new generation of application platforms for Java and .Net environments that offer an alternative to traditional application-servers. The company's eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) allows businesses and developers to predictably scale systems under any peak demand, guarantee performance under any data processing load, and seamlessly leverage the economies-of-scale offered by virtual computing environments such as clouds and grids. XAP leverages open-source and standard development frameworks to speed new application development and simplify migration of existing systems from traditional middleware and application server technologies to new virtual computing architectures.
GigaSpaces customers include six of the world's top 10 investment banks, world-leading exchanges, market data providers, hedge funds, retail banks, leading international and US telecommunications and mobile carriers, global Web-commerce companies, five of the world's top online gaming companies, and leading Internet media organizations. GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices in the US, Europe and Asia.
For more information, please visit http://www.gigaspaces.com, the company's open-source community portal or the company's blog at http://blog.gigaspaces.com
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