MySQL Helps Power Wikipedia's Phenomenal Growth

MySQL AB has published a case study on how Wikipedia uses the MySQL database to manage its massive popularity. The winner of the 2005 'MySQL Application of the Year' Award, Wikipedia is currently featured in MySQL's 'Twelve Days of Scale-Out' educational initiative. The campaign highlights how many of the world's fastest-growing Web sites and companies are using the MySQL database to cost-effectively scale-out their online operations. The press release also discusses the challenges faced by Wikipedia in terms of growth, and how MySQL replication has helped them accommodate more visitors, articles, and contributors while saving on hardware costs. Additionally, the press release introduces a special worldwide webinar titled 'Scale-Out & Replication Best Practices for High-Growth Businesses' that will be hosted by MySQL on June 20.