Leveraging MySQL for Efficient Collaboration

Boris Burtin (Zimbra Inc.)

Enterprise collaboration is broken. From the pain involved in managing message metadata to the inefficiency of requiring multiple message storage, IT administrators have long bemoaned the task of implementing a scalable, affordable, reliable messaging architecture.

Leveraging the open-source community and MySQL’s database expertise and efficiency, Zimbra has altered the way administrators control their email servers through the development of a more effective back end for its messaging architecture on its web client. For its desktop client Zimbra was able to implement similar caching technologies through the use of the Apache Derby project. Open source technologies such as Linux and MySQL enable Zimbra to provide better caching and reduced write overhead, which dramatically decreases the cost, a longstanding barrier to scalability in messaging systems. Additionally, the solution is easier to deploy and manage than legacy collaboration solutions.

This session will explore ways in which MySQL, Zimbra and the open source community have helped to improve the performance and flexibility of a modern messaging/applications architecture.

•Why Zimbra chose MySQL (i.e., compatible with Open Source licensing, large community, portability, efficiency of MySQL server processes, ease of embedding, relational databases are great for highly structured metadata, efficiency of caching)

•How MySQL has provided performance and scalability improvements.

•Old vs. new – how modern messaging architectures can improve on legacy messaging systems by using MySQL

•How Connector/J is utilized by Zimbra as a primary method to interface with MySQL.

Boris Burtin

Zimbra Inc.

As a member of the Server Engineering team at Zimbra, Boris Burtin spends his time finding new ways to harness the power of MySQL. He brings with him more than ten years of experience building large-scale applications, web services and persistence frameworks. Boris has extensive experience with optimizing queries, improving concurrency and monitoring database performance.

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