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Sun launches new version of MySQL Enterprise

Subatra Suppiah | Nov. 27, 2008
It helps increase speed and uptime of database applications, says company

SINGAPORE, 27 NOVEMBER 2008 - Sun Microsystems has announced a major new version of its MySQL Enterprise subscription service to help corporate users dramatically improve the speed and uptime of their MySQL  database  applications.

MySQL Enterprise subscribers now have access to Sun's new MySQL Query Analyzer tool for monitoring query performance to accurately  pinpoint  and  correct problem SQL code, in addition to MySQL Enterprise's   regular  software  updates  and  24x7  production  technical support. Sun Microsystems is a vendor of computers, components, software and IT services.

Thirty-day  trial  subscriptions  for  the  new  MySQL  Enterprise service, including  MySQL  Query  Analyzer,  are  now  available for free from

"With  the  MySQL  Query  Analyzer,  we  were  able to identify and analyse problematic  SQL  code,  and  triple  our database performance," said Keith Souhrada, software   development  engineer  for  Big  Fish  Games.  "More importantly, we  were  able  to accomplish this in three days, rather than taking weeks." Big Fish Games is a leading online destination for games and interactive entertainment.

Turbo boost

"The  new  MySQL  Query  Analyzer is a turbo boost for MySQL applications," said  Marten  Mickos, senior vice president, database group, Sun Microsystems. "It allows DBAs and  developers to identify, within minutes, database queries that could be run faster and more efficiently. They can then pro-actively tune their code before it causes any slowdown that could negatively impact their business."

The  MySQL  Enterprise  Fall  2008  Release will be commercially available within a month.

Pricing for MySQL  Enterprise ranges from S$1,000 (US$661) to S$8,348 (before GST)  per  server  per  year, and is also available through an unlimited site-wide  agreement,  starting  at  S$86,002  (before  GST) per year.


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