PALACE RESORTS ADOPTS MYSQL 5.0 TO HANDLE RAPID EXPANSION
Pembroke Pines, FL
Pembroke Pines, FL – April 4, 2007 – Mertech Data Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Palace Resorts, a five-star chain of all-inclusive resorts, recently switched their corporate database to MySQL 5.0 using Mertech’s Flex2SQL for MySQL product. Mertech develops a family of high-performance middleware solutions allowing companies to convert databases easily while preserving investments in existing applications.
Palace Resorts’ need for a robust and scalable enterprise-level database was driven by rapid expansion into new markets, a changing business environment and growing customer base. “We have an overwhelming number of reservations on any given day” said John Stroker, I.T. Director for Palace Resorts. "For each reservation, we have to check membership status, room availability and payment status, to name a few. With our rapid expansion and complex database demands, we were hitting the limits of our DataFlex database and had an urgent need to move to a stronger and more scalable database system running on Linux. Mertech’s Flex2SQL products offered us the flexibility to choose a number of database options for our DataFlex application. After analyzing the cost of ownership and our ongoing commitment to open-source standards, we opted for MySQL 5.0."
The ability to migrate DataFlex applications to robust relational databases such as MySQL, Oracle and MS SQL Server, results in overall performance improvement, greater scalability and enhanced reporting capabilities while preserving investment in existing applications. Mertech’s products are used in mission critical applications by over 4000 companies around world.
About Palace Resorts (www.palaceresorts.com)
Palace Resorts, the company that set the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations, offers nine all-inclusive properties in Mexico, Latin American and the Caribbean. For more information, guests may call (800) 635-1836 or visit http://www.palaceresorts.com.
About Mertech Data Systems, Inc. (www.mertechdata.com)
Since 1996, Mertech Data Systems, Inc. has developed a growing family of trusted, powerful ISDBC data connectivity drivers. Headquartered in Pembroke Pines, FL and with offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mertech maintains strategic partnerships with Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), IBM (NYSE: IBM) and MySQL. Leading Fortune 500 and 1000 companies such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), General Electric (NYSE: GE), and Structure Products (NYSE: KTKL) are Mertech clients.
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