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Copenhagen, Denmark -– June 30th, 2009 -– Danfoss Electronic Controls & Sensors, one of Denmark's largest industrial companies, today announced it has selected Sun Microsystems' MySQL database to help power its air conditioning software application AKM, Adap-Kool Monitoring. The AKM software enables commercial facilities, such as grocery store staff, to monitor and control temperature levels inside store premises. Embedding MySQL into AKM will enable Danfoss to increase the number of concurrent users of the application, while maintaining a high level of availability and performance.
"We will now be able to have an unlimited number of concurrent users of AKM -- a very positive step, both for us and for our customers," says Martin K. Iversen, project manager for AKM at Danfoss. "Previously, the system was limited to a single user, but we have noticed an increasing desire among our customers to share their AKM information. Moreover, we are improving AKM's reliability and performance by migrating to MySQL."
Danfoss' AKM application is an advanced PC programme for setup, start up, log presentation and alarm-handling of large-scale air conditioning systems. The application enables service technicians or facility staff to manage the daily monitoring of refrigeration plants.
AKM handles large volumes of air conditioning information in each facility, and the system manages hundreds of thousands of queries on a daily basis. In order to ensure high reliability and also create a flexible software platform for future development, Danfoss migrated from a limited Betriever database to MySQL.
Danfoss chose to migrate to MySQL Embedded Server and enter into an OEM agreement with Sun in order to embed and deploy MySQL within its air conditioning software, and benefit from 24/7 technical support direct from Sun’s database experts.
"By powering our system with MySQL, we have full access to the source code which makes the debugging process significantly more efficient," continues Danfoss' Iversen. "It also facilitates our development of future versions of AKM."
"Danfoss has selected to deploy MySQL as a key component in its highly advanced and capacity-demanding air conditioning application," said Magnus Stenberg, MySQL Sales Manager for the Nordic & Benelux region at Sun Microsystems. "Danfoss uses MySQL wisely, as they focus on reliability and availability of the basic functions and have not overloaded their system with superfluous functionality."
Danfoss is one of Denmark’s largest industrial companies. Danfoss is a global Group which plays a leading role within research, development, production, sales and service of mechanical and electronic components and solutions for a large range of sectors. http://www.danfoss.com
MySQL is the most popular open source database software in the world. Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, critical business systems, communications networks, and commercial software. At http://www.mysql.com, Sun provides corporate users with premium subscriptions and services, and actively supports the large MySQL open source developer community.