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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Innovation, Cost-Savings Highlight Mainframe-to-Linux Move

Dec 18, 2003, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"How did you decide to go with MySQL?

"Alan Walker: We looked at all applicable products on Unix and Linux, and we benchmarked about five different configurations on two or three hardware platforms. MySQL ran faster or as fast as any commercial database we tested. It never crashed. It was the fastest to get working, taking us two or three days to port our whole code base to it and get going.

"Then, of course, MySQL saved us millions of dollars. We were quite happy to use a commercial database if it would make our core systems work. At Sabre, if you can't find the low fare or price a ticket, we can't sell a ticket to you..."

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