Pogo Linux and MySQL AB Announce Partnership to Deliver First MySQL Database Appliance

Pogo Linux Named First MySQL Certified Hardware Partner

Jul 07, 2003, 01:00 ET from Pogo Linux Inc.

    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
 Portland, Oregon.
     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

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