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Schooner Information Technology Welcomes Percona’s Entry into the High-Availability MySQL Market

Schooner Information Technology, Inc., which develops and markets high-availability (HA), high-performance SQL database software for mission-critical applications, today announced initial benchmarks of SchoonerSQL™ against the new Percona XtraDB Cluster. SchoonerSQL is an enterprise-grade, OLTP database that maintains 100 percent compatibility with MySQL® and its standard InnoDB storage engine. SchoonerSQL delivers up to 99.999 percent uptime to customers in-production since April, 2011. Percona XtraDB Cluster is a distribution of Percona Server with the Galera HA toolkit.

Standard benchmarks are a proxy for the performance that users may see with their own workloads. Schooner ran the standard DBT2 benchmark, which is the open-source OLTP version of the TPC-C benchmark, using a heavy workload of 1,000 warehouses with 32 concurrent connections to the database and zero think time. Measurements in each case were made using a typical two-node master-slave configuration. Each node was a standard IBM x86 server with 12/24 processor cores/threads, 72 GB of DRAM, and two 320 GB Fusion-io ioDriveDuos, running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2.

Asynchronous Replication  

Throughput (1000’s of


Response Time

Schooner SQL   133.8   2.57
Stock MySQL 5.5.21   68.4   6.54
Synchronous Replication  

Throughput (1000’s of


Response Time

SchoonerSQL   87.2   3.91
Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.5.20   37.3   17.44

“SchoonerSQL provides the highest availability, highest performance, and lowest cost MySQL-based solution in the market. SchoonerSQL can transform your datacenter, driving dramatic server consolidation that results in substantially lower capital expense for servers, and even lower operating expenses for the power, pipe and people needed to operate those servers,” said Dr. John Busch, chief technology officer and founder of Schooner Information Technology.

“While SchoonerSQL supports the database on hard drives, the most dramatic savings result from embracing high-performance, high-capacity flash drives including those from Fusion-io, LSI, Samsung, SanDisk, and STEC,” said Jerry Rudisin, chief executive officer for Schooner Information Technology. “SchoonerSQL’s unique and proprietary optimizations deliver maximum value from the available I/O operations in modern flash memory and multiple cores in modern servers.”

SchoonerSQL is optimized for maximum concurrency and parallelism to deliver the highest available performance with no data loss. SchoonerSQL tightly integrates and balances the use of all system resources — multiple cores, flash memory, and DRAM. SchoonerSQL is also the most DBA-friendly MySQL solution on the market thanks to its:

  • Automated failover and recovery across LAN and WAN without service interruption;
  • On-line provisioning, updates and database migration; and
  • Centralized user interface with an integrated view across local or remote members of a cluster.

“Percona is a highly respected member of the MySQL community, and we welcome its challenge to the economic, functionality, and performance leadership of SchoonerSQL. Every company innovating in MySQL adds value to users and makes MySQL and its variants the right solution for a broader set of database users with enterprise-grade requirements,” added Jerry Rudisin. “Users who want a MySQL-based solution for demanding mission-critical applications can easily try SchoonerSQL in their environment with their specific workloads, and see its compelling operational, functional, and economic advantages over all other MySQL offerings.”

Schooner will be exhibiting at booth #201 at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo, April 10 - 12, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

About Schooner Information Technology

Schooner Information Technology delivers cost-effective, enterprise-grade database software that frees customers from the traditional tradeoffs between availability, performance and total cost of ownership (TCO). Schooner’s proven, cost-effective offerings include SchoonerSQL, which is 100 percent compatible with MySQL for easy adoption, and the flash-optimized Membrain data store and software cache. Based in Sunnyvale, California, Schooner is privately funded and supports a variety of customers across technology, entertainment, financial services and telecommunications industries.

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