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Fusion-io Collaborates with Oracle to Double Usable Capacity for MySQL

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Percona Live booth #200 -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced collaboration with Oracle on the development of flash-aware interfaces for MySQL. These interfaces include NVM Compression, a flash-aware interface that can double the usable capacity of Fusion ioMemory flash while eliminating the performance impact associated with disk-era compression and Atomic Writes, an interface that enables more efficient database commits when running on flash memory. Together, these flash-aware interfaces allow MySQL to deliver up to 4x more flash endurance by streamlining commands to help optimize databases for persistent flash memory architectures.

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Unlike disk-era compression techniques, flash-optimized NVM Compression shares the vast majority of the application code with the traditional uncompressed database logic. By leveraging the underlying architecture of flash as a memory tier, NVM Compression significantly reduces the complexity of storage engines, which allows for improved scalability and higher efficiency.

In addition, the well-defined interface of NVM Compression allows developers to quickly introduce flash-aware compression to their applications using versatile workload-optimized compression algorithms. Once integrated into an application, NVM Compression enables developers to help enterprises scale their IT infrastructure to meet increasing data demands by effectively balancing storage efficiency with customer workload performance requirements.

"Flash-aware interfaces like NVM Compression and Atomic Writes underline the significant divide between flash as a memory and flash SSDs," said Fusion-io Chief Technology Officer Pankaj Mehra. "The value of enterprise flash memory is maximized as a memory tier that enables unique optimizations for cloud computing, big data, in-memory databases and high volume transactions. Fusion-io is pleased to collaborate with Oracle to make these interfaces available to the businesses that use MySQL database every day."

"Oracle continues to lead MySQL innovation and is working with Fusion-io to deliver flash-aware application performance," said Tomas Ulin, vice president of MySQL Engineering, Oracle. "The flash aware interfaces introduced by Fusion-io update disk-era commands with code streamlined for flash memory operations, significantly reducing latency and accelerating performance for modern web, cloud and embedded applications. Solutions like the flash-aware NVM Compression and Atomic Writes interfaces continue to push the boundaries of performance and efficiency for MySQL deployments around the world."

The NVM Compression and Atomic Writes interfaces are now available in the MySQL 5.7.4 Development Milestone Release (for Atomic Writes) and as early access feature at labs.mysql.com for NVM Compression. Fusion ioMemory platforms for MySQL database acceleration are available from server vendors including HP, Cisco, Dell, IBM, and Supermicro. The NVM Compression interface and other flash-aware interfaces led by Fusion-io are being showcased at the Percona Live conference April 1-4, 2014. For more information on flash-aware interfaces, visit Fusion-io in booth 200 at Percona Live 2014.

ABOUT FUSION-IO
Fusion-io delivers the world's data faster. Our Fusion ioMemory platform and software defined storage solutions accelerate virtualization, databases, cloud computing, big data and performance applications. From e-commerce retailers to the world's social media leaders and Fortune Global 500 companies, our customers are improving the performance and efficiency of their data centers with Fusion-io technology to accelerate the critical applications of the information economy.

NOTE ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, including, but not limited to, statements concerning our flash-aware NVM Compression Interface and flash-aware Atomic Writes, as well as the expected capabilities and benefits of these and similar flash-aware interfaces in connection with Oracle MySQL. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions regarding future events and business performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained, anticipated, or implied in any forward-looking statement, including, but not limited to, the risk that the users of our ioMemory products and flash-aware interfaces may not realize the expected benefits, and such other risks set forth in the registration statements and reports that Fusion-io files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on the Investor Relations section of our website at www.fusionio.com. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee that the future results, levels of activity, performance or events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or will occur. Fusion-io undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason after the date of this press release.

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