MySQL Cluster Helps German E-Retailer Reduce Operating Costs

MySQL AB announced that KarstadtQuelle AG's e-commerce subsidiary has replaced its legacy database system with MySQL Cluster. The German e-retailer found what it was looking for in the combination of MySQL Cluster running on Linux and commodity Intel-based blade server hardware. When it came time to implement the new solution, employed MySQL AB's professional service organization to provide assistance in integrating MySQL Cluster into their application, including helping tune and optimize performance. The company successfully evaluated MySQL Cluster as a flexible scale-out solution based on clustered commodity blade servers to replace its current scale-up strategy using multiprocessor systems.'s original 24-way Unix servers have been replaced with dual-processor blade servers based on Intel technology. MySQL Cluster is the main management system for session data administration. The commercial pricing for MySQL Cluster starts at $4,995 per CPU. More information is available at