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Sun Enhances MySQL Enterprise with New Query Analyzer Tool to Boost Database Application Performance


Paid Subscription Service Provides Enterprise-Level Value to Corporate IT Departments Deploying the World’s Most Popular Open Source Database

PARIS - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today 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.

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

“With the MySQL Query Analyzer, we were able to identify and analyze 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.”

This morning’s launch of the MySQL Enterprise Fall 2008 Release was made during Sun’s annual MySQL Customer Conference in Paris. MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database, with over 65,000 downloads per day from

“The new MySQL Query Analyzer is a turbo boost for MySQL applications,” said Marten Mickos, SVP 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.”

MySQL Query Analyzer

The MySQL Query Analyzer saves time and effort in finding and fixing problem queries by providing:

* Aggregated view into query execution counts, run time, result sets across all MySQL servers with no dependence on MySQL logs or SHOW PROCESSLIST
* Sortable views by all monitored statistics
* Searchable and sortable queries by query type, content, server, database, date/time, interval range, and “when first seen”
* Historical and real-time analysis of all queries across all servers
* Drill downs into sampled query execution statistics, fully qualified with variable substitutions, and EXPLAIN results

“The new MySQL Query Analyzer gives us a better level of visibility into our database performance that we have never had before,” said Phil Hildebrand, senior DBA at thePlatform, a subsidiary of Comcast Interactive Media. “Not only does it save us both time and resources, it allows us to be far better prepared when these applications go live, understanding exactly the demands that will be placed on the system.”

The new MySQL Query Analyzer tool is integrated into the MySQL Enterprise Monitor, a key component of Sun’s MySQL Enterprise subscription offering. MySQL Enterprise is a comprehensive set of software and services, consisting of:

MySQL Enterprise Server Software -- the most reliable, secure and up-to-date version of the world’s most popular open source database. MySQL Enterprise subscribers receive monthly software updates, quarterly service packs, and emergency hot fix builds.

MySQL Enterprise Monitor -- A dynamically-delivered “Virtual DBA Assistant” which continuously monitors the health of a user’s database servers, alerting them to -- and helping them solve -- potential problems before they can impact critical applications. The MySQL Enterprise Monitor features a Replication Monitor; a set of proactive MySQL Advisors with over 125 Advisor Rules; and a gallery of more than 25 graphs to give IT departments greater insight into their distributed database environments by watching key security, performance and uptime metrics -- and automatically suggesting best-practice improvements.

Premier Enterprise-class Production Support -- Addressing the concerns of many IT organizations using open source technology, Sun provides 24x7 telephone, Knowledge Base, and Web support directly from the developers of MySQL software.

Pricing & Availability

The MySQL Enterprise Fall 2008 Release is scheduled to be commercially available within the next 30 days.

MySQL Enterprise pricing ranges from $599* to $4,999* per server per year -- and is also available through an unlimited site-wide agreement, starting at $40,000* per year. Supported platforms, trial information and pricing details are available at

About Sun’s MySQL Database

MySQL is the most popular open source database software in the world. Many of the world’s largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, critical business systems, and commercial software. At, Sun provides corporate users with premium subscriptions and services, and actively supports the large MySQL open source developer community.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- “The Network is the Computer” -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at

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*U.S. list price. All prices quoted are in U.S. dollars.


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