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

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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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