New Joyent MySQL Solution is 3X Faster than Amazon EC2

August 11, 2009 - by g2-3bddff6939b593f6a7b21d3a53f8683e

Today we launched the Joyent Virtual Appliance for MySQL. They come with MySQL pre-installed and optimized to take full advantage of all the local RAM available. We worked directly with the team at MySQL to develop a MySQL solution that could get you up and running as fast as possible, with all the best practices for security and performance built right in. The Joyent Virtual Appliance for MySQL has only MySQL pre-installed. For security reasons, it does not include a web server and nothing is listening on port 80. While you can ssh in directly, we recommend that you use a standard Joyent Accelerator as a bastion host and access MySQL over the private IP address. The Joyent Virtual Appliance for MySQL are designed to be used as a part of a sophisticated highly scalable architecture such as the following: [caption id="attachment_446" align="alignnone" width="534" caption="MySQL Deployment on Joyent Cloud"]MySQL deployment on Joyent Cloud[/caption] What are the advantages? Some of the biggest include:

  1. Speed - MySQL on Joyent is 3X faster than MySQL on EC2
  2. Read-Write Splitting - MySQL on Joyent is 3X faster than MySQL on EC2

In an upcoming post we'll give you details on the benchmarking process that we went through to demonstrate that Joyent's Virtual Appliances for MySQL can handle 3X more transactions per second more than MySQL running on comparable systems on Amazon's EC2.

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