May 09, 2011 09:00 ET

SkyVantage Selects SkySQL to Provide Services and Support for Its MySQL® Databases

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) -

  • Multi-Year Agreement Includes Support for DRBD -- a Key Component of the SkySQL™ Reference Architecture
  • SkyVantage Joins Growing Number of U.S. Companies Turning to SkySQL for MySQL Database Services and Support
  • SkySQL Strengthens Its Position as the First Choice in MySQL Database Solutions for the Enterprise and Cloud

SkySQL Inc., the first choice in affordable MySQL® database solutions for the enterprise and cloud, today announced that SkyVantage, the leading provider of real-time cloud-based airline reservations and management systems, has chosen SkySQL as the support provider of choice for its MySQL databases. SkyVantage joins a growing list of U.S. companies that have made the switch to SkySQL for its MySQL database software, services, and support.

With today's announcement, SkyVantage has signed a multi-year agreement with SkySQL for professional services and support for its MySQL databases, as well as DRBD -- a component of the recently launched SkySQL™ Reference Architecture. The company will use the high availability MySQL solution to power its real-time, cloud-based airline reservations and management systems.

"When it comes to entrusting our high availability production MySQL servers to a support provider, quality reigns king," said Cory Robin, CEO at SkyVantage Corporation. "That's because we provide the most advanced airline reservations and management software to many of the foremost airlines in the travel industry. We were hard pressed to find any other provider with the experience of SkySQL, which could ensure the proper MySQL support for both SkyVantage and our customers. Their tenacity in backing our MySQL databases and frankly, their honest enthusiasm about the work that they do have made SkySQL the best choice we could have made."

Under the agreement, SkySQL will provide support for the MySQL databases behind the SkyVantage Airline Management System (SVAMS), the most advanced and fastest growing, cloud-based passenger services system in the airline industry. With this agreement, SkySQL will be supporting the entire reservations and operations infrastructure for more than 30 leading airlines, including Southern Air, Central American Airways, and IBC Travel, Inc.

"We are honored to be chosen by SkyVantage to support their mission-critical systems," said Matt Fredrickson, director of North America sales for SkySQL. "We knew that entrusting their MySQL databases for their customer-facing SVAMS system was no easy task for SkyVantage, so their selection of SkySQL is very significant. It's an affirmation of our readiness to support high availability, cloud-based MySQL solutions from a leader in the airline industry, as well as confirmation of our ability to meet those needs for similar enterprises."

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 SkyVantage
SkyVantage Corporation offers industry-leading products and services, consulting and reservation system hosting that specializes in helping airlines reduce operating costs, maximize revenue and efficiently manage their business. Its airline applications use the latest technology to help airlines reduce operating costs, maximize revenue and manage reservations and operations functions.

The SkyVantage Airline Management System (SVAMS) is a complete airline reservations and management system that leverages real-time, pure-internet architecture with no code on the client technologies. It has enabled what SkyVantage calls the Real-Time SVAMS. It allows airlines to connect people directly to business processes, eliminating intermediaries, inside and outside the airline. It creates unprecedented efficiency and lowers costs. It provides airlines with an unmatched competitive advantage. The Real-Time SVAMS sets the standard for airline performance in the 21st century, and SkyVantage is at the forefront of enabling airlines to make this model a reality.

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