The demand for high-tech appliances has been on the rise in the last few years. Their benefits — including high performance, low TCO, rapid time-to-value, and ease of use — have driven adoption in a variety of industries from data warehousing to network and security management, storage, retail, telephony and so on. As the analyst firm, Forrester, noted in a 2008 report:
“Appliances - in all their proliferation - are here to stay and are moving into the mainstream of computing and networking”
It turns out that the database of preference for a growing number of appliance vendors is MySQL. As noted on its appliance page, MySQL’s benefits of low TCO, ease of use, and rapid time-to-value map well to the requirements of appliance offerings.
As appliance markets have matured and competition has increased, there …[Read more]