High Performance Alternative to MySQL is Now Offered by HP, Joyent, RackSpace and Others

PLEASANTON, California – Oct. 29, 2012 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced rapid and increasing adoption of Percona Server by hosting providers. Blue Host, Crucial Web Hosting, FirstServer, HP, Joyent, RackSpace and SpeedySparrow are among the hosting providers that are making Percona Server Version 5.5.28-29.1, the latest release of Percona’s enhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL, available to their customers.

According to a recent 451 Research report titled, “MySQL vs. NoSQL and NewSQL: 2011-2015,” Percona Server is one of the top three most deployed alternatives to MySQL. Percona Server offers hosting providers advanced features that speed up searches, increase security, and provide administrators with more control over their Percona Server environment. Offered free as an open source solution, Percona Server offers breakthrough performance, scalability, features, and instrumentation. Its self-tuning algorithms and support for extremely high-performance hardware make it the clear choice for companies that demand the utmost performance and reliability from their MySQL database server.


Matt Aslett, Research Manager, Data Management & Analytics, 451 Research

"Percona is well-respected for its MySQL expertise, as well as its consulting and support services, especially in high-performance deployments. We have observed that the company has wider ambitions in terms of being a mainstream provider of MySQL support for enterprise deployments, and its success with hosting providers is indicative of that ambition."

Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO for Percona LLC

“As we predicted, the movement of mission-critical applications to the cloud is requiring hosting providers to address the issues of database speed, performance and reliability. With customer satisfaction as the true measure of success, these companies are increasingly turning to Percona Server to ensure the highest levels of performance, cost-efficiency and customer service.”

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About Percona LLC

Percona LLC has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 1,800 consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade MySQL support, consulting, training, and development services to companies such as Cisco Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC. Percona's founders authored the definitive book High Performance MySQL from O'Reilly Press and the widely read MySQL Performance Blog. Percona also develops software for MySQL users, including Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup, the only open source, hot backup utility for the InnoDB storage engine. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit www.percona.com.

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