Tuesday Dec 01, 2015

SERNAV Group Dispatches Containers with MySQL Enterprise Edition, Oracle Linux & Oracle VM

Based in Italy, SERNAV Group was founded in 1989 and manages the complete cycle of marine transportation activities. The companies of the group handle shipping agents, customs operations, overland and nautical transportation of conventional goods & containers, storing, loading and unloading of containers as well as logistics and distribution.




Challenges

  • Modernize the customer application allowing the management of all necessary documents related to the different marine transportation activities of the SERNAV Group.
  • Implement an enterprise-class infrastructure delivering the required performance, reliability and uptime while maintaining a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Solution

  • SERNAV hired the system integrator & Oracle partner Teleion to help them select, implement and manage the new infrastructure.
  • Teleion recommended relying on MySQL Enterprise Edition in order to address the requirements for high performance, reliability & uptime as well as low TCO. Additionally, the SERNAV IT team would get access to powerful tools including the MySQL Enterprise Monitor and MySQL Enterprise Backup as well as advanced security features to help them effectively manage their infrastructure.
  • In order to further reduce TCO and benefit from end-to-end technical support across the entire infrastructure, Oracle VM and Oracle Linux were selected. Oracle VM server virtualization is designed to enable rapid enterprise application deployment and simplify lifecycle management. Oracle Linux delivers extreme performance and is used in all x86-based Oracle Engineered Systems. Moreover, Oracle Linux allows customers to take advantage of features such as Ksplice and DTrace, respectively enabling zero-downtime kernel updates and allowing administrators to answer questions about the behaviour of the operating system and user programs in real time. The installation of the complete system was extremely fast and simple using the Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition, which provides a pre-installed and pre-configured virtualized MySQL Enterprise Edition software image running on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, certified for production use.
  • The MySQL-based application stores about one Terabyte (TB) of data. Replication is implemented between two different MySQL databases running in two geographically distant data centers to guard the company against natural disasters and other risks.
  • Front-line technical support is delivered by Teleion, with back-end support provided by Oracle’s MySQL engineers. Oracle’s MySQL consultants have worked directly with the SERNAV IT team to help them get the most of the innovative MySQL features.
  • Plans include the implementation of replication to a dedicated MySQL database for reporting and Business Intelligence (BI) purposes.


"MySQL is a very powerful database, and the MySQL Enterprise Edition management tools enable us to very effectively administer our environment." Gianluca Schiavina, IT Manager, SERNAV Group


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"Our partnership with Oracle’s MySQL team is very successful. We receive all the support we need to deliver tremendous added value to our customers." Sergio Gallina, Sales Manager, Teleion



Friday Mar 30, 2012

MySQL 5.5 Available on Oracle Linux 6 and RHEL 6

Following the availability of MySQL 5.5 on Oracle Linux 6 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, MySQL 5.5 is now also available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6) and Oracle Linux 6 with the Red Hat compatible kernel.

MySQL users can download MySQL 5.5 Community Edition binaries for Oracle Linux and Red Hat Linux 6 here.

MySQL customers can rely on Oracle Premier Support for MySQL when using the MySQL database on either Oracle Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

In addition to offering direct Linux support to customers running RHEL6, Oracle Linux 6, or a combination of both, Oracle also provides Oracle Linux 6 binaries, update and erratas for free via http://public-yum.oracle.com.

Wednesday Jul 06, 2011

Virtualizing MySQL: 1-Click, Kick Back…and Relax

Virtualizing all parts of today’s software infrastructure has become a priority for many. Creating a more flexible and dynamic environment with improved availability enables organizations to accelerate innovation, reduce time to market, cut costs and deliver higher uptime.

Databases have rarely been the first candidates for virtualization – mainly as a result of fears in consolidating such critical resources, and in I/O overhead that may have degraded service levels. However with improvements in hypervisor designs coupled with more powerful commodity server hardware and repeatable best practices, many of these concerns are rapidly diminishing.

It was in this context that we began development of the Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition, making the world’s leading web database radically simpler to deploy, manage, and support in a virtualized environment.

Along with the development team, we will be hosting a live webinar on Wednesday July 13th where we will introduce the Template and demonstrate how to deploy it in production environments.

We will show how, in 1-click, users can download the Oracle VM Template - providing a pre-installed, pre-configured, pre-tested virtualized MySQL instance running on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, packaged and certified for production deployment.

With the download complete, users simply import the template into the Oracle VM Manager and then configure for their local environment via a self-running first boot script. The image is then provisioned to the Oracle VM Server Pool where it is ready for use. It is simple to clone the image to create multiple MySQL instances in seconds and customize the template with additional software stacks to create new Golden Images.

In addition to rapid deployment, users also benefit from the integrated High Availability technologies that are part of the Template. Oracle VM provides native clustering mechanisms that can detect failures in the underlying server, VM or MySQL instances and automatically fail over to the other nodes in the VM Server Pool. User can configure the recovery to a specific server, or can allow Oracle VM to load balance the recovery to any server in the pool.

With downtime resulting from scheduled maintenance activities now representing the majority of outages in today’s data centers, Oracle VM also offers live migration. A user can initiate the migration of a running MySQL instance to another server across secure SSL links, without downtime.

And of course, users can receive support for the entire stack – from hypersior to database – from Oracle, eliminating all that nasty finger pointing that you might find with other VM / Database combinations.

We’ve created a couple of resources you can use to get started with the Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition:

- Register for the live webinar on July 13th. Don’t worry if you can’t make it – by registering you will automatically be notified when the replay is available

- Download the new whitepaper which discusses the components of the template, and then how to download, configure and deploy it.

In summary, integrating MySQL Enterprise Edition with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux, the Oracle VM Template for MySQL is the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to provision virtualized MySQL instances. By using the template, users are able to meet the explosive demand for web-based services with a low Total Cost of Ownership, while providing a foundation for cloud computing. So download, kick back, and relax.....


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