I don’t usually post press releases, but this one is pretty cool:
PORTLAND, ORE. – (July 7, 2003) – Two open source companies, Pogo Linux Inc., a Linux hardware vendor, and MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, announced today a partnership to build the first MySQL® database appliance, a pre-configured, fully-integrated hardware/software offering optimized for speed and value. The jointly developed database appliance, the DataWare 2600 Server, will be a turnkey solution that leverages the cost savings, reliability and performance of MySQL’s leading open source database. Both companies are previewing the system at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) on July 9-10, in Portland, Oregon.
Hopefully some OSCON bloggers will be able to check this out and report back. Of course, it wouldn’t take too much to convert commodity hardware into a database appliance using free software, but I’m sure that this administration interface and the ‘just works’ nature of it will be worth the money.