PORTLAND, Ore., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Two open source companies, Pogo
Linux Inc., a Linux hardware vendor, and MySQL AB, developer of the world's
most popular open source database, announced today a partnership to build the
first MySQL(R) database appliance, a pre-configured, fully-integrated
hardware/software offering optimized for speed and value. The jointly
developed database appliance, the DataWare 2600 Server, will be a turnkey
solution that leverages the cost-savings, reliability and performance of
MySQL's leading open source database. Both companies are previewing the
system at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) on July 9-10, in
Pogo Linux is the first vendor to be named a "MySQL Certified Hardware
Partner." As a result of this alliance, MySQL AB and Pogo Linux will
cooperate to develop and optimize the Pogo Linux appliance to run the MySQL
database for maximum performance and ease of use.
"The Pogo Linux-MySQL database appliance will be a premium preconfigured
server where every piece of hardware and software is tested and optimized for
raw speed. It will raise the bar for value, ease of use and performance,"
said David Axmark, MySQL AB co-founder. "Pogo Linux has a strong reputation
for excellence in hardware development and customer service, and we are
pleased to name them as the first MySQL Certified Hardware Partner."
The DataWare 2600 will provide IT managers and developers an open source
option for developing systems where throughput and performance are critical,
such as for Web-hosting and at financial institutions. Because it is based on
open source technologies, it will be available at a dramatically lower cost
than proprietary database server appliances. The DataWare 2600 will arrive
pre-configured so customers can get the box up and running in a fraction of
the time it would take if they had to load and configure all the software
"We are pleased to partner with MySQL because it is one of the most widely
used databases for high performance applications. This new database appliance
will save companies millions of dollars versus using proprietary systems,"
says Erik Logan, CTO of Pogo Linux. "This system is about performance and
Availability and Support
The DataWare 2600 appliance will be launched at the LinuxWorld Conference
& Expo, in San Francisco, Calif. on August 4-7. Customers will enjoy a
jointly supported environment with Pogo Linux supporting the hardware and
Linux Operating System. MySQL AB will provide support for the MySQL database.
About Pogo Linux Inc.
Founded in 1999, Pogo Linux, Inc. is a server vendor based in Redmond,
Washington. With a Linux focus and in-house technical expertise, the company
is dedicated to providing affordable, powerful, and reliable Linux-based
servers, workstations, and storage solutions. For more information about Pogo
Linux, please visit: http://www.pogolinux.com or call: 1 (888) 828-POGO
About MySQL AB
MySQL AB develops, markets and supports the MySQL database server, the
world's most popular open source database. With an estimated 4 million
installations and over 30,000 downloads per day, MySQL is quickly becoming the
core of many high-volume, business-critical applications. Major corporations
such as Yahoo!, Lucent Technologies, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment,
Motorola, NASA, HP and Xerox rely on the ultra-fast, highly reliable MySQL
database. MySQL is available under the free software/open source GNU General
Public License (GPL) or a non-GPL commercial license. For more information
about MySQL, please go to www.mysql.com .
MySQL is a registered trademark of MySQL AB in the U.S. and in other
countries. Other products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective
SOURCE Pogo Linux Inc.