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Kickfire and Leading Open Source Partners Team to Deliver End-to-End Business Intelligence Solutions on New MySQL Database Appliance

Kickfire and Leading Open Source Partners Team to Deliver End-to-End Business Intelligence Solutions on New MySQL Database Appli

Kickfire™, Inc. today announced partnerships with five leading vendors in the open source world to provide joint customers the ability to deploy robust, full-stack, business intelligence solutions that leverage the industry’s first high-performance MySQL database appliance. Launched this week at the MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, Kickfire’s family of database appliances bring the power of the highest performing commercial database systems to the MySQL market at a fraction of the cost.

Working with JasperSoft, Pentaho, Sun Microsystems, Talend and Zmanda, Kickfire customers can easily deploy cost-effective, high-performance, end-to-end business intelligence solutions with online backup based on MySQL, the world’s leading open source database.

“Kickfire is democratizing high-performance data warehousing,” commented Karl Van den Bergh, vice president of Business Development at Kickfire. “We are making record-breaking performance available to companies of any size. Now, thanks to partnerships with these leading vendors, our data warehousing customers have the full spectrum of capabilities as well as the performance they need at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.”

“JasperSoft has been delivering highly scalable, enterprise class business intelligence solutions for quite some time,” said Jose Morales, vice president of Business Development at JasperSoft. "The challenge has been that hardware solutions at scale were still very costly. This is why we are very pleased to be working with an innovative partner like Kickfire who can deliver a highly scalable, low-cost platform which together with our solution delivers true high performance, low TCO business intelligence solutions."

“We’re pleased to partner with Kickfire,” said Lance Walter, vice president of Marketing at Pentaho. “Kickfire approaches the performance and total cost-of-ownership challenges of business intelligence in a unique and innovative way. Combined with Pentaho’s broad commercial open source BI portfolio, we can offer customers enterprise-class capabilities and performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional enterprise software.”

“Like Kickfire, Talend's philosophy is to develop solutions that are attuned to customer needs, without the steep investment and maintenance associated with proprietary offerings,” said Vincent Pineau, vice president and general manager for Talend Americas. "Talend's high performance and versatile data integration solutions have been adopted by thousands of organizations across the world. We are looking forward to providing these solutions to Kickfire's customers, and to helping them leverage the world’s first high-performance MySQL database appliance."

“We continue to be very excited about the rapid adoption of MySQL in the enterprise, as well as Zmanda's contributions to the growth of the MySQL ecosystem,” said Bill Mason, director of Business Development at Zmanda. “We applaud Kickfire's efforts to bring new high performance data warehousing capabilities to MySQL users. Together with Kickfire, we look forward to making MySQL data warehouse deployments with enterprise class backup and recovery even more compelling for customers.”

About Zmanda

Zmanda was founded in 2005 to bring the benefits of open source to enterprise backup and recovery. The company offers the world's leading open source backup products and services, including Amanda Enterprise and Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL. Amanda Enterprise is a network backup and recovery solution based on Amanda, the world's most popular open source data backup and recovery software with more than 1/2 million active installations worldwide. Amanda Enterprise enables the backup and recovery of business critical data associated with servers, workstations, desktops, databases and mission-critical applications across the entire network. Businesses using Amanda Enterprise can backup data to tapes, disks, optical devices and Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3).

ZRM for MySQL is an advanced and comprehensive backup solution for the MySQL database with precision recovery capability to any particular transaction or point in time. Today, businesses in 23 countries trust Zmanda to protect their corporate data. The company's headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. More information available at http://www.zmanda.com

About Talend

Talend is the first provider of open source data integration software. After three years of intense research and development, and with solid financial backing from leading investment firms, Talend revolutionized the world of data integration when it released the first version of Talend Open Studio in 2006. Talend's solutions are used primarily for migration and integration between operational systems, as well as for ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. Unlike proprietary, closed solutions, which can only be afforded by the largest organizations, Talend makes enterprise-class data integration solutions affordable to organizations of all sizes. To download Talend Open Studio free of charge, visit www.talend.com.

About Sun's MySQL Database

MySQL is the most popular open source database software in the world. Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, critical business systems, and packaged software. At http://www.mysql.com, Sun provides corporate users with commercial subscriptions and services, and actively supports the large MySQL open source developer community.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer"(TM) -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.

About Pentaho

Pentaho is the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI). Pentaho Open BI Suite provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration, data mining and a BI platform that have made it the world's leading and most widely deployed open source BI suite. Pentaho's commercial open source business model eliminates software license fees, providing support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription. In the years since Pentaho's inception as the pioneer in commercial open source BI, Pentaho's products have been downloaded more than three million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. More information is available at www.pentaho.com.

About JasperSoft Corporation

JasperSoft is the market leader in open source business intelligence (BI). With more than 3 million downloads worldwide and more than 8,000 commercial customers in 96 countries, JasperSoft offers the most widely used open source business intelligence software in the world. The JasperSoft Business Intelligence Suite is comprised of an interactive reporting server, graphical and ad hoc report design interfaces, OLAP analysis, an ETL tool for data integration, and a Java reporting library for use with either stand-alone or embedded business intelligence applications. JasperSoft is based in San Francisco and is backed by leading venture capital firms Morgenthaler Ventures, DCM, Partech International, Scale Venture Partners and SAP Ventures. More information is available at www.jaspersoft.com and www.jasperforge.org.

About Kickfire

Kickfire provides the first high-performance, easy-to-use database appliance for the burgeoning MySQL market. Based on a patented SQL chip that packs the power of tens of CPUs into an exceptionally small, low-power form factor — Kickfire delivers a quantum leap in performance efficiency avoiding the hardware build out, power, and space costs of today's data warehouse and database offerings. By delivering astoundingly fast query performance out of the box, Kickfire enables organizations to use MySQL for demanding business intelligence, reporting, and analysis rather than migrating to costly, non-open source alternatives. Kickfire appliances scale from gigabytes to terabytes and are based on commodity hardware and Linux. They leverage existing storage as well as the openness of MySQL and its entire ecosystem to ensure compatibility and rapid deployment. Kickfire is backed by three of the best-known venture capital firms: Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, and The Mayfield Fund. For more information, please visit www.kickfire.com.

Kickfire is a trademark of Kickfire, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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