Sun MySQL Enterprise and Startup Essentials Program Help Web 2.0 Leader Manage 85% Month-on-Month Growth


Sun MySQL Enterprise and Startup Essentials Program Help Web 2.0 Leader Manage 85% Month-on-Month Growth

TweetMeme, a social media company with 10 employees, aggregates links posted on Twitter and calculates which ones are the most popular. These links are organized into categories and subcategories so that visitors to the TweetMeme site can easily find the stories that interest them most. If they want, visitors can “retweet” a story via their own Twitter account, further increasing that story’s popularity. TweetMeme serves over 1.6 billion retweet buttons every month.

Customer Challenges

  • Manage month-on-month growth of 85%
  • Optimize technology performance without scheduling downtime
  • Minimize operational costs
  • Protect valuable data from unauthorized access

Solution

By migrating to MySQL Enterprise running on Sun hardware, TweetMeme can manage rapid growth safe in the knowledge that the system will deliver near 100% availability and keep maintenance costs to a minimum. The company also enrolled in the Sun Startup Essentials program, which offers favorable hardware pricing and ensures that the business has the expertise and support it needs to succeed.

Business Results

  • Delivered near 100% availability
  • Supported exponential growth in unique visitors
  • Kept maintenance costs to a minimum
  • Reduced dependency on in-house technical resources
  • Protected company data
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