August 17, 2011 09:18 ET

SkySQL™ Partners With Sphinx Search to Offer Customers Commercial Support for the Sphinx Search Server

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) -

  • SkySQL becomes authorized reseller and distributor for Sphinx Search Server
  • SkySQL continues to strengthen its Reference Architecture through the addition of technologies that reduce the cost and complexity of MySQL Deployments
  • Twenty percent discount with purchase of both Sphinx Search and MySQL® database support

SkySQL Inc., the first choice in affordable MySQL® database solutions for the enterprise and cloud, today announced it is partnering with Sphinx Search to resell and distribute annual support subscriptions for the Sphinx Search Server.

This move underscores SkySQL's commitment to strengthen its Reference Architecture for the MySQL database through the addition of technologies that reduce the cost and complexity of MySQL database deployments. Specifically, it will make it easier for customers to confidently deploy search functionality for their MySQL database applications. As with all other technologies in the SkySQL Reference Architecture, Sphinx Server has been certified by SkySQL engineers to be scalable, adaptable and cloud-ready.

"We're thrilled to have Sphinx Server become a part of the SkySQL Reference Architecture," said Rich Kelm, Sphinx Search COO & vice president of sales. "We've worked with many SkySQL team members previously and have first hand experience in the depth of knowledge and expertise that they will deliver to our customers."

"Partnering with Sphinx Technologies brings best of breed scalable open source, open index/full-tech search capabilities to the SkySQL Reference Architecture," said Kaj Arnö, executive vice president of products for SkySQL. "Not only is this a significant contribution to the architecture, but it builds on our promise of delivering proven best-in-class solutions for the MySQL database community."

Basic, full and premium support subscriptions for Sphinx Search Servers are immediately available. Users who purchase support for both their MySQL databases and Sphinx Search Servers from SkySQL on or before October 31 will receive a 20 percent discount.

SkySQL™ Reference Architecture
The SkySQL™ Reference Architecture provides users with a comprehensive framework for reducing the complexity and cost of deploying MySQL or MariaDB database solutions for high availability, Web scalability, data warehousing/business intelligence, and the cloud. The architecture leverages community best practices, as well as open and closed source software, validated and tested by SkySQL to be scalable, adaptable, and cloud-ready.

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SkySQL Ab, the company behind the SkySQL™ Enterprise subscription, is the first choice in affordable MySQL® database solutions for the enterprise and cloud. Founded by former executives, personnel, and investors of MySQL AB, SkySQL Ab is an open source software company committed to furthering the future development of MySQL database technologies, while delivering cost-effective database solutions and exceptional customer service. SkySQL Ab's customers include ATOS Worldline, Canal+, Deutsche Telekom,, FHE3,, Nordic Growth Market (NGM), Richemont and Virgin Mobile. SkySQL's worldwide headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland. The company has operations in Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please call 1(877) 303-5799, or visit, and follow conversations at

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About Sphinx Technologies
Sphinx Technologies Inc. develops the Sphinx Search Server and offers a full spectrum of Sphinx-related services: deployment, integration, production support, consulting and training, emergency assistance, sponsored feature development, commercial licensing, etc.

Sphinx Server, available under GPL and used by many top websites internationally, including Craigslist, Dailymotion, and Netlog, blends together high performance, rock-solid reliability, and ease of use. Designed from the ground up with searching databases in mind, it scales to the largest of them, indexing terabytes of data and billions of documents on commodity hardware. For more information about Sphinx Search visit

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