The Gumtree.com community website is standardising on the open source MySQL Enterprise database platform to support its rapid growth and scalability requirements.
Gumtree.com provides community notice boards and now covers over 70 cities across eight countries, and recently expanded into Asia. The site includes a classifieds section with integrated map technology to help users locate flat-shares, rentals and items for sale.
“We were looking for a database that was scalable, reliable, robust and affordable. We use MySQL to store all of our transaction data and to power all of our searches, so it was important for us to select a database that would grow with our needs,” said Phil Chambers, head of technology at Gumtree.com.
MySQL Enterprise consists of production-tested software, proactive monitoring tools and premium support services.
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