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Kickfire and Open Source Partners Team to Deliver BI Solutions on MySQL Database Appliance

04/16/2008

Kickfire, Inc. today announced partnerships with five vendors in the open source world to provide joint customers the ability to deploy business intelligence solutions with the MySQL database appliance.



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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.


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“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.”

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