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Sun Microsystems-TweetMeme

Most of the social media company's IT challenges were related to its staggering growth. To meet the needs of its users, TweetMeme decided to migrate their site to MySQL Enterprise. The system was deployed on 10 servers from Sun Microsystems. A combination of Sun Fire X4440 servers and Sun Fire X4150 servers was used.

Vendor: Sun Microsystems
Customer: TweetMeme www.tweetmeme.com
Vertical Markets: Social Media/Other
State: International - England

Technology Used: Sun Fire X4150 Servers, Sun Fire X4440 Servers, MySQL Enterprise

Solution: Although TweetMeme only launched publicly at the start of 2009, it is already one of the most popular Web 2.0 sites on the planet. The company specializes in organizing the countless messages posted on Twitter according to their subject matter, format, and popularity. Visitors to the site can easily find posts that may be of interest and "retweet" them. TweetMeme makes its money by charging businesses and individuals to promote tweets and create channels devoted to specific topics.

Most of the social media company’s IT challenges were related to its staggering growth. A solution that could handle monthly growth of approximately 85 percent was needed. Downtime had to be avoided, and the founders of TweetMeme wanted to maximize profits by minimizing operational costs. Securing data and protecting against unauthorized access were also priorities.

To meet the needs of its users, TweetMeme decided to migrate their site to MySQL Enterprise. The system was deployed on 10 servers from Sun Microsystems. A combination of Sun Fire X4440 servers and Sun Fire X4150 servers was used.

The solution implemented by TweetMeme delivered the near 100 percent availability the social media company was hoping for. Maintenance costs were minimized thanks to the Sun Fire X4440 servers, and the solution handled the anticipated exponential growth in the number of unique visitors to the site. The company is also confident that the Sun hardware and MySQL Enterprise will be able to meet the needs of the TweetMeme site as it continues to expand.

Further details: http://www.sun.com/customers/software/tweetmeme.xml




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