KEWEGO Implements MySQL at the Heart of its Streaming Video Platform


KEWEGO, the European leader in Internet video distribution, has selected MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, to power its video streaming solutions - providing an obvious match between two key players in the growing Web 2.0 space.

For KEWEGO, a company offering complete solutions for distributing videos over the Internet to leading consumer media and corporate customers, choosing the right database was critical to its ability to deliver high-quality videos online via its high-traffic, on-demand platform.

The company's video platform delivers over 100 million videos a month to over 12 million unique visitors. Approximately 2 billion queries per day are sent to the MySQL database servers powering its platform.

KEWEGO needed a database that could handle both the catalogue inventory and the indexing of the videos -- as well as the reporting requirements for a high volume of statistics. Therefore, the database had to be extremely robust, highly scalable and capable of withstanding very high growth in traffic volume.

In addition to a culture shared by the new Internet generation, MySQL's reputation and references in the Web and Web 2.0 market naturally led KEWEGO to select MySQL. Michel Meyer, CEO of KEWEGO, declares, "In terms of online databases, working with MySQL was the obvious choice. A Scale-out architecture has enabled us to scale our platform to cope with the explosive growth of our business."

Fully open source, the scale-out architecture implemented by KEWEGO is based on a LLMP stack --Linux operating system, MySQL database and the Lighttpd or `Lighty' web server -- and several replicated MySQL servers. The video indexing is done within a Java framework. During the development and deployment phases, KEWEGO regularly called on expert consultants from MySQL France in order to improve the platform performance.

Bertrand Matthelié, MySQL AB's senior director of EMEA Marketing, said: "We are delighted by KEWEGO's choice and to have been able to help them implement a high-performance architecture to serve their prestigious customers. KEWEGO's choice shows MySQL's ability to meet the demanding requirements of Web and Web 2.0 companies with massive Web traffic."

About KEWEGO

Created in 2003, KEWEGO is the partner of media, agencies and businesses who want to take advantage of the potential of internet video. Its main clients and partners are M6, France Télévisions, L'Equipe, Orange, Airbus, Axa, and Procter & Gamble, among others. KEWEGO operates in over 25 European countries and registers more than 100 million videos viewed per month. Website: http://video.KEWEGO.com/

About MySQL

MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high-performance, affordable database products. The company's flagship offering is 'MySQL Enterprise', a comprehensive set of production-tested software, proactive monitoring tools, and premium support services.

MySQL is the world's most popular open source database software. Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software - including industry leaders such as Yahoo!, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia, YouTube and Booking.com.

With headquarters in the United States and Sweden -- and operations around the world -- MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs. For more information about MySQL, please visit www.mysql.com.





Published on: 2008-02-22

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