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Survey Finds MySQL Users Want An Out-Of-The-Box Answer

The most frequent request -- cited by 33% of respondents -- was a demand for improved scalability.

A poll of IT enterprise specialists using MySQL found that open-source database users have a strong demand for an out-of-the-box MySQL application that will address their problems.

The most frequent request (cited by 33%) was a demand for improved scalability, followed by maintenance (23%), availability (17%), and throughput (15%). More than 70% of the survey respondents said they would rather have a simple out-of-the-box application rather than custom solutions requiring different components.

The survey was administered by Solid Information Technology, which provides a database option for MySQL users. Enterprise software developers, systems engineers, and data center managers were polled at last month's 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo. MySQL has been gaining database market share in recent months.

The respondents also said they use open-source databases for a broad spectrum of applications, from Web sites and e-business apps to internal portals.

"Widespread deployment of open-source database technology coupled with complex manageability and scalability requirements are forcing vendors to deliver more sophisticated database features," said Paola Lubet, VP of marketing and business development at Solid Information Technology, in a statement.

More than 54% of survey respondents said they use MySQL as their primary means of achieving high availability of their databases.

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