I'm attending the session about MySQL and Pogo Linux. They've partnered to produce a turnkey rack-mounted MySQL server that comes with a MySQL support agreement built into the price. (press release)

Erik Logan is speaking with David Axmark.

Pogo specializes in hardware. They add a tuned RedHat and MySQL to create the product. They're centralizing support for the hardware, OS, and MySQL. If it's a MySQL issue, the MySQL folks will handle it.

Their product is called the DataWare Database Appliance. Dual Intel Xeons w/Hyper Threading, 15K RPM SCSI drives, battery-backed RAID-10 with write cache. Total RAM capacity is 16GB.

MySQL-specific optimizations

  • glibc/linuxthreads patches for thread creation
  • kernel tuning (vm, file handles, TCP/IP)
  • Intel compiler
  • RAID-10 config option
  • multiple config files, depending on use

Not sure about the default filesystem. I'm guessing ext3 or ReiserFS.


There's a liberal warranty that allows for vendor approved upgrades and enhancement. They're talking about integrated backup options as well.

The specs are still in flux too. Not sure how much storage will be on by default. 36GB or 72GB drives? Probably 6x36GB to start.

Posted by jzawodn at July 09, 2003 02:25 PM

Reader Comments
# Jeremy C. Wright said:

So... Database + hardened Linux... These guys aren't the first to offer this though, BlueCat do it for several products. Or is the support side of things unique?

I think it's great either way, hardened Linux and appliances are incredibly cost-effective solutions after all, just curious :)

on July 9, 2003 06:43 PM
# Scott Johnson said:

Nice! Dataware is a trademark though (albeit of a defunct company so who knows).

on July 10, 2003 09:26 AM
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