Thursday Oct 31, 2013

After 10 Years, MySQL Still the Right Choice for ScienceLogic's "Best Network Monitoring System on the Planet"

ScienceLogic has a pretty fantastic network monitoring appliance.  So good in fact that InfoWorld gave it their "2013 Best Network Monitoring System on the Planet" award.  Inside their "ultraflexible, ultrascalable, carrier-grade" enterprise appliance, ScienceLogic relies on MySQL and has since their start in 2003.  Check out some of the things they've been able to do with MySQL and their reasons for continuing to use MySQL in these highlights from our new MySQL ScienceLogic case study.
  • Science Logic's larger customers use their appliance to monitor and manage  20,000+ devices, each of which generates a steady stream of data and a workload that is 85% write. On a large system, the MySQL database:
    • Averages 8,000 queries every second or about 1 billion queries a day
    • Can reach 175,000 tables and up to 20 million rows in a single table
    • Is 2 terabytes on average and up to 6 terabytes
    • "We told our customers they could add more and more devices. With MySQL, we haven't had any problems. When our customers have problems, we get calls. Not getting calls is a huge benefit."
      Matt Luebke, ScienceLogic Chief Software Architect.


  • ScienceLogic was approached by a number of Big Data / NoSQL vendors, but decided against using a NoSQL-only solution. Said Matt, "There are times when you really need SQL. NoSQL can't show me the top 10 users of CPU, or show me the bottom ten consumer of hard disk. That's why we weren't interested in changing and why we are very interested in MySQL 5.6. It's great that it can do relational and key-value using memcached."
  • The ScienceLogic team is very cautious about putting only very stable technology into their product, and according to Matt, MySQL has been very stable: "We've been using MySQL for 10 years and we have never had any reliability problems. Ever."
  • ScienceLogic now uses SSDs for their write-intensive appliance and that change alone has helped them achieve a 5x performance increase.

Learn more>>




Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

Join us: Upcoming MySQL Tech Tours in EMEA

Would you like to learn about the latest MySQL news and innovations from MySQL Connect/Oracle OpenWorld but couldn't travel there? Are you about to develop a new modern web-based application, wondering what the best database solution is for you? Would you like to learn how to use NoSQL access to MySQL and the new MySQL Database and MySQL Cluster features to build next generation applications?



Join one of our upcoming "Performance, Scalability and High Availability with MySQL" Tech Tours! You will hear directly from the source about new MySQL innovations from Oracle, including how the latest MySQL 5.7 DMR yet again doubles the performance of MySQL, and how the new MySQL Fabric provides you with a framework for both High-Availability and sharding of MySQL Databases. Our technical experts will show you how to take advantage of the new features and enhancements in the best MySQL product releases ever, and share tips and tricks to confer high performance, scalability, availability and flexibility to your applications.

You will also learn how Oracle Linux and Oracle VM deliver more value for your enterprise deployments.

Register Now for the following Tech Tours:

Munich, October 15

Cape Town, November 5

Barcelona, November 7

Milan, November 15

London, November 19

Copenhagen, November 21

We look forward to seeing you there!



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