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HERMES Medical Solutions Helps Save Lives with MySQL

HERMES Medical Solutions was established in
1976 in Stockholm, Sweden, and is a leading innovator in medical imaging
hardware/software products for health care facilities worldwide. HERMES
delivers a plethora of different medical imaging solutions to optimize hospital

HERMES advanced algorithms make it
possible to detect the smallest changes under therapies
important and necessary to optimize different therapeutic methods
and doses.


  • Fighting illness & disease requires
    state-of-the-art imaging modalities and software in order to diagnose
    accurately, stage disease appropriately and select the best treatment
  • Selecting and implementing a new database
    platform that would deliver the needed performance, reliability, security and
    flexibility required by the high-end medical solutions offered by HERMES.


  • Decision to migrate from in-house database to
    an embedded SQL database powering the HERMES products, delivered either as
    software, integrated hardware and software solutions, or via the cloud in a
    software-as-a-service configuration.
  • Evaluation of several databases and selection
    of MySQL based on its high performance, ease of use and integration, and low Total
    Cost of Ownership.
  • On average, between 4 and 12 Terabytes of data
    are stored in MySQL databases underpinning the HERMES solutions. The data
    generated by each medical study is indeed stored during 10 years or more after
    the treatment was performed.
  • MySQL-based HERMES systems also allow doctors
    worldwide to conduct new drug research projects leveraging the large amount of
    medical data collected.
  • Hospitals and other HERMES customers worldwide highly
    value the “zero administration” capabilities and reliability of MySQL, enabling
    them to perform medical analysis without any downtime.
  • Relying on MySQL as their embedded database,
    the HERMES team has been able to increase their focus on further developing
    their clinical applications.
  • HERMES Medical Solutions could leverage the Oracle
    Financing payment plan to spread its investment over time and make the MySQL
    choice even more valuable.

MySQL has proven to be an excellent database
choice for us. We offer high-end medical solutions, and MySQL delivers the
reliability, security and performance such solutions require.”
Jan Bertling, CEO.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • pThomas Monday, October 15, 2012

    That's awesome, embedded MySQL. I've been waiting to hear about the embedding of SQL on a large scale and wondering what field it would occur in. You know embedded products are a getting super strong when they come with db functionality built in. Functionality wise you can't hardly tell the difference between embedded and desktop computers anymore.

  • guest Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Thank you for the comment. You can find more information and resources (white papers, case studies...etc) on MySQL as embedded database at: http://www.mysql.com/oem/

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