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Database Month! CEO Jerry Rudisin - SchoonerSQL: 5 9s avail. from MySQL & InnoDB

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SchoonerSQL: 5 9s availability from MySQL and InnoDB

A Database Month event:

MySQL and its standard InnoDB storage engine are widely popular for good reason. But using MySQL in the most demanding mission-critical applications has been tough because MySQL has poor built-in support for high availability. Schooner has taken a breakthrough approach to create SchoonerSQL™: a full distribution of MySQL and InnoDB which offers 99.999% availability, high performance, radically simplified cluster administration, and a lower total cost of ownership than any SQL database - including MySQL community edition. In this talk Schooner CEO Jerry Rudisin will describe SchoonerSQL in detail including its support for high-speed multi-threaded full synchronous replication across a LAN; high-speed multi-threaded asynchronous replication across a WAN; automated immediate failover across LAN or WAN; and the simplifications in admin through the SchoonerSQL GUI.

Learn why SchoonerSQL can guarantee no lost or stale data and how it eliminates the tedious error-prone manual steps usually required for failover and recovery using MySQL. And learn why SchoonerSQL's throughput with replication is 3x to 4x faster than MySQL Enterprise Edition or MySQL Cluster, all while using standard InnoDB. SchoonerSQL runs on standard x86 Dell, HP and IBM Red Hat Linux or CentOS servers, and can be downloaded from the Schooner web site (

Jerry Rudisin, CEO and President of Schooner Information Technology (, joined Schooner in 2009. From 2003 to 2008 he was CEO of Agitar Software, which developed a Java unit-testing solution sold to over 250 customers worldwide that improved the quality and economics of software development. From 1999 to 2003 Jerry was CEO of NightFire Software, which developed service-management software for telecom carriers. From 1991 to 1999 Jerry led marketing at Rational Software (now IBM Rational), joining when it was an 11-year-old private company with revenue of $28 million and leaving when it was a public company with revenue of $412 million and a $3.2 billion market cap. He was responsible for product and corporate marketing, sales support, and the marketing aspects of three public-company acquisitions and two stock offerings. Previously he was VP of marketing and customer support, product manager, and software architect / development manager at startups in Boston and Pittsburgh. Jerry earned an M.S. in computer science from UCLA and a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

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Power-Networking at 6:45pm
Presentation starts at 7:00pm