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20 December 2008 — Sun Microsystems and O'Reilly Media have now opened registration and unveiled the program for the seventh annual MySQL Conference & Expo, April 20-23, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The world's largest open source database event unites over 2,000 MySQL enthusiasts to harness the power of MySQL and celebrate the huge MySQL community.
To register and learn about early registration discounts, please visit www.mysqlconf.com.
18 December 2008 — Sun Microsystems today announced that Ladok, Sweden's largest university database will be migrated to MySQL™, the world’s most popular open source database. Five million people are registered in the Ladok system, a national system used for the documentation of academic information. University administrators as well as more than 350,000 active students use information from the Ladok-system on a regular basis in order to manage follow–up procedures, track academic results or look up grades.
15 December 2008 — Sun Microsystems today announced that Aftonbladet is now running the majority of its business on MySQL Enterprise™.
Aftonbladet is the largest daily newspaper in the Nordic region, with about 1,209,000 readers a day, and Aftonbladet.se is the largest online news site in the region with approximately 4.2 million unique visitors per week.
8 December 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the general availability of MySQL™ 5.1, a major new release of the world's most popular open source database. Designed to improve performance and simplify management of large-scale database applications, the production-ready MySQL 5.1 software is available for download now at dev.mysql.com/downloads.
19 November 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced a major new version of its MySQL Enterprise™ subscription service to help corporate users dramatically improve the speed and uptime of their MySQL™ database applications. MySQL Enterprise subscribers now have access to Sun's new MySQL Query Analyzer tool for monitoring query performance to accurately pinpoint and correct problem SQL code -- in addition to MySQL Enterprise's regular software updates and 24x7 production technical support.
Thirty-day trial subscriptions for the new MySQL Enterprise service, including MySQL Query Analyzer, are now available free-of-charge from www.mysql.com/trials.
5 November 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced Sun Systems for MySQL™, a set of solutions designed to radically change the economics of Web service delivery for enterprise customers deploying MySQL-based Web Infrastructure on Sun servers. Proven customer deployments have shown the ability to improve performance by 300 percent, reduce power consumption by 83 percent and offer up to 10 times better price/performance, with higher system reliability and faster time to market.
To view a video of John Fowler, executive vice president of Sun's Systems Group, and Marten Mickos, senior vice president of Sun's Database Group, discussing the new solutions, please visit: www.sun.com/mysqlsystems.
24 October 2008 — In this program, featured experts from Gartner and Sun Microsystems discuss the adoption and best practices of open source databases in the enterprise. You'll also learn how Zappos.com, a highly successful e-commerce site, saves over one million dollars a year and stays on top of its explosive growth by subscribing to Sun's MySQL Enterprise database subscription service.
14 October 2008 — Kickfire™, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a global multi-year MySQL Enterprise™ data warehouse agreement with Sun Microsystems. Under the terms, Kickfire's Series 2000 and 3000 analytic appliances will include a MySQL Enterprise subscription, providing customers with a fully integrated, plug-and-play solution. Kickfire will provide customers a single point of contact for both hardware and MySQL™ technical support, ensuring a seamless end-user experience.
15 September 2008 — Infobright Inc., a technology leader in analytic data warehousing, today announced it has secured a (USD) $10 million Series C round of investment by Flybridge Capital Partners, RBC Venture Partners, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. The capital infusion will be used largely to fuel the growth of the new www.infobright.org open source community and the Infobright Community Edition (ICE) open source data warehouse.
9 September 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the addition of the leading enterprise resource planning software vendor Stésud to a growing list of customers that have adopted and deployed Sun's open source MySQL™ database and GlassFish™ application server software. This Belgium-based enterprise company joins Australian online travel pioneer Wotif.com and hundreds of other companies that now rely on MySQL and GlassFish as a lower-cost, higher-performance alternative to traditional database and application server software.
4 September 2008 — O'Reilly Media has opened the Call for Participation for the 2009 MySQL Conference & Expo, scheduled for April 20-23, in Santa Clara, California.
Conference program chair Colin Charles and the program committee invite proposals for conference sessions, panel discussions, and tutorials. More than 2,000 attendees are expected to participate in over 120 sessions at next year's event.
Proposals can be submitted here. The deadline runs through October 22, 2008.
Co-presented by O'Reilly Media and Sun Microsystems, the MySQL Conference & Expo is the largest gathering of MySQL developers, users, and DBAs worldwide. The event reflects MySQL's wide-ranging appeal and capabilities. The open atmosphere of the MySQL Conference & Expo helps IT professionals and community members create the best database applications, tools, and software through expert instruction, hands-on tutorials, and interaction with readily available MySQL developers. Users gain the knowledge they need to rapidly build solid applications with MySQL that scale with the enterprise. New to the 2009 program will be MySQLCamp, a place where any and all participants can create an "unconference" within the larger event.
3 September 2008 — Sun Microsystems today announced that Atos Worldline, a subsidiary of the Atos Origin group, has joined its MySQL™ Authorized Hosting partner program, specifically designed for managed hosting providers, SaaS (Software as a Service) vendors, and mobility service providers.
3 September 2008 — Innovation Insider is a show on Blog TalkRadio from Sun Microsystems that features discussions with industry innovators on a variety of topics.
When: 12:30-1:30 p.m. PDT, Thursday, September 4
Where: Visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stations/sunradio/innovationinsider, dial in number for questions: (646) 478-3261.
Podcasts will be posted here after every show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stations/sunradio/featured.aspx
2 September 2008 — MySQL celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the GNU project this September.
Also, a community reminder that September 20 is "Software Freedom Day" around the World.
2 September 2008 — Mediargus, a leading online press service in Belgium, has recently subscribed to Sun Microsystems' MySQL Enterprise™ database subscription to cost-effectively support its fast-growing business. MySQL Enterprise is an affordable, comprehensive subscription offering that combines regular software updates of the world's most popular open source database -- along with 24x7 production support and proactive DBA monitoring tools.
13 August 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced that leading online advertising representation firm Gorilla Nation Media has selected a MySQL Enterprise™ database subscription to help power its business intelligence platform. With more than 66 million unique visitors per month, Gorilla Nation turned to Sun to help support the exponential growth of its business by improving performance and lowering costs.
[An audio interview podcast with Alex Godelman, VP of Technology for Gorilla Nation Media is available here.]
28 July 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced that the largest professional networking site, LinkedIn has selected Sun's MySQL Enterprise database subscription to support the company's rapid growth. With a network of more than 25 million professionals in more than 170 industries from around the globe and many more joining daily, LinkedIn turned to Sun when it recognized the need to increase the speed and performance of the open source database that powers its public Web site.
16 July 2008 — Marktplaats.nl, the largest E-commerce platform in The Netherlands, and part of eBay since 2004, is growing its business on Sun Microsystems' MySQL Enterprise™ Unlimited database subscription offering. To enable their fast growth, protect site uptime, and contain IT expenses, the company is using a flexible and scalable infrastructure based on open source technology such as MySQL™ -– backed by Sun's 24x7 global database support team.
30 June 2008 — Sun Microsystems Inc. today announced the immediate availability of a new offering to help customers achieve greater return on investment (ROI) and significantly reduce the costs of deploying and managing database and application server software. Sun GlassFish and MySQL Unlimited enables companies of all sizes to deploy the software on unlimited servers across their entire organization for a flat annual subscription. For more details, visit http://www.sun.com/mysql/glassfish.
19 June 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the general availability of MySQL™ Cluster Carrier Grade Edition 6.3, the latest version of its high-availability open source database, especially designed and certified for use in carrier grade telecom environments, such as Subscriber Data Management systems (HLR, HSS) and in Service Delivery Platforms. This new release enables Service Providers and Network Equipment Providers to deploy larger database applications and provide data availability across geographies in case of site-level failure. Additional MySQL Cluster 6.3 information and downloads are available now at www.mysql.com/cluster.
28 May 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced that the Nordrhein-Westfalen Data Centre for Finance Management (RZF) is relying on MySQL Enterprise™ to deliver its database applications. Following a very successful test period for its custom-built financial applications, RZF plans to deploy additional MySQL™-based database applications in the future.
28 May 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced that First B2B Ltd, one of the leading providers of business-to-business electronic trading, is now processing more than 2 million complex transactions a year with Sun's MySQL™ database software. With MySQL as the 'central plank' of its business, First B2B is able to support the trading transactions of more than 400 companies throughout the UK, and its entire operations are now based upon a MySQL Enterprise™ database subscription.
5 May 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced two new offerings that will significantly expand customer choice by providing users with access to Sun's innovative open source software running on the Amazon Web Services platform. Sun has added premium technical support for its MySQL™ database running on Linux and on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) to its global support and services offerings.
16 April 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the availability of MySQL™ Workbench, a new visual database design tool that integrates data modeling, physical database design, database creation, change management and documentation capabilities into a single, seamless environment for MySQL developers and DBAs.
MySQL Workbench is available for download in two versions: an open source Community Edition and a (US) $99 commercial Standard Edition. Both are available now for Microsoft Windows, with future cross-platform support for Linux and Macintosh OS X under development.
15 April 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the pending general availability of MySQL™ 5.1, a new version of the world's most popular open source database, designed to improve performance and simplify management of large database applications. A near-final release candidate of the GPL software is available for download now at dev.mysql.com/downloads/.
15 April 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced new and enhanced third-party support for the MySQL™ database's unique pluggable storage engine architecture. The MySQL Certified Storage Engine Program (www.mysql.com/engines) enables commercial and community database engine developers to certify that their software has been tested and is compatible with Sun's MySQL Database Server – helping to assure MySQL users that these certified engines have reached high-level standards of usability, performance and integration.
15 April 2008 — In a keynote presentation this morning at the MySQL Conference & Expo, Sun executives Rich Green and Marten Mickos announced the winners of the 2008 MySQL Community, Partner-of-the-Year and Application-of-the-Year Awards.
14 April 2008 — Kickfire™, Inc. and Sun Microsystems today announced Transaction Processing Performance Council – H (TPC-H) benchmark results that break previous price-performance records. The benchmarks were run on Kickfire's new database appliance, which is based on Sun's MySQL™ database. The Kickfire Database Appliance demonstrates the speed of high-performance commercial database systems at a fraction of the cost with an exceptionally small, low-power footprint and the hallmark ease-of-use of MySQL, the world's most popular open source database.
Kickfire is formally launching this week at the MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, California.
18 March 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Zmanda, the open source leader in backup and recovery software, today announced they are partnering to deliver a comprehensive, global data backup and recovery solution for MySQL Enterprise subscribers. A 30-day trial of Zmanda Recovery Manager Enterprise Edition -- the first open-source backup and recovery solution designed specifically for MySQL™ databases -- is available now at www.mysql.com/zrm. Starting April 1, MySQL Enterprise customers will be able to purchase ZRM for MySQL directly from Sun worldwide. Zmanda and Sun have also agreed to joint-selling and co-marketing activities in support of MySQL, the world's most popular open source database software.
26 February 2008 — SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced it has completed the acquisition of MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, for approximately $1 billion in total consideration. Sun also unveiled the immediate availability of MySQL's complete portfolio of products and enterprise services backed by its 17,000-strong global sales and services organization and its extensive international network of authorized distribution channels. Sun now provides a single, secure choice for customers and developers seeking to put MySQL into deployment on a global basis. Users can get started today with free downloads at dev.mysql.com/downloads.
23 February 2008 — The sixth annual MySQL Conference & Expo, co-presented by MySQL AB and O'Reilly Media, is expected to bring together 2,000 open source and database users from some of the most exciting and fastest-growing companies in the world, as well as from the large and active MySQL community. The conference will take place April 14-17, 2008, in Santa Clara, California.
MySQL AB CEO Marten Mickos and Jonathan Schwartz, president and CEO of Sun Microsystems, will kick off the conference with keynotes highlighting the strategic, technical and community synergies between the two companies and their pending merger. Tuesday's other keynote will be Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon.com, who will speak about distributed computing in the modern Internet era.
To register and learn about early registration discounts, please visit www.mysqlconf.com.
22 February 2008 — MySQL AB today announced that Yes Loans, the UK's number one provider of specialist unsecured loans, has now processed more than 1.7 million loan applications on top of the MySQL database. Yes Loans credits MySQL with supporting its phenomenal growth, and now operates its entire business on a MySQL Enterprise subscription.
21 February 2008 — Fronter, a leading provider of online e-learning solutions, has chosen to base its new open platform on MySQL and other open source software products -- making it possible to satisfy customer demands for scalability and easy integration with other systems. This investment means a complete transition to platforms with open source code.
Fronter, headquartered in Norway, has enjoyed tremendous success with its learning platform for the education sector. Today, more than 3.8 million users in over 3,000 learning institutions in the UK, Europe and Nordic countries utilise the system to streamline both teaching and collaboration.
19 February 2008 — KEWEGO, the European leader in Internet video distribution, has selected MySQL to power its video streaming solutions -– providing an obvious match between two key players in the growing Web 2.0 space.
12 February 2008 — MySQL AB today announced that Comsys, a specialist in interactive telephony solutions, has selected the MySQL Embedded Server to power its VOIP solutions. Comsys provides telecommunication products and hosted services in the converging arena of IN, 3G, SIP and VoIP networks for mobile and fixed line telephony operators, MVNOs and call centres. Comsys selected the MySQL open source platform in order to meet the very demanding availability requirements of the telecom space, and to deliver a high level of reliability combined with low operational costs.
12 February 2008 — MySQL AB today announced that UK-based WYSdom Dental Technologies has embedded the MYSQL database into its flagship practice management product, ICONic. The ICONic system provides a one-stop-shop solution to address the complex requirements that dental practitioners face with regards to client and back-end administration systems, as well as external communication with the Dental Practice Board.
5 February 2008 — MySQL AB today launched the MySQL Authorized Hosting Partner Program, a new partner offering specifically designed for top-tier hosting companies and Managed Hosting Providers (MHPs). MySQL Authorized Hosting Partners get access to MySQL Enterprise -- MySQL AB's premium, commercial-grade software and services -- to affordably deliver the high database availability and performance required by the growing number of online, on-demand, Web-hosted applications.
For more information on the program's benefits and service levels, please visit this page.
23 January 2008 — Infobright Inc., an innovative analytic data warehouse provider, and MySQL AB today announced a multi-year extension of their partnership agreement. Infobright is a MySQL Certified Storage Engine partner. The combination of Infobright's Brighthouse and MySQL provides organizations an analytic data warehouse that delivers high levels of scalability, performance and ease-of-use.
22 January 2008 — MySQL AB today announced that Flixster and NowPublic -- two of today's hottest Web 2.0 companies -- have selected the MySQL Enterprise database to power their rapidly growing businesses. MySQL continues to expand its presence as the database of choice among the new generation of online companies looking to cost-effectively manage the scalability of their high-growth businesses using proven, high-performance open source software.
16 January 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one of the world’s fastest growing open source databases for approximately $1 billion in total consideration. The acquisition accelerates Sun's position in enterprise IT to now include the $15 billion database market. Today's announcement reaffirms Sun's position as the leading provider of platforms for the Web economy and its role as the largest commercial open source contributor.
10 January 2008 — Virgin Mobile, a leading Mobile Virtual Network Operator, has implemented a MySQL Enterprise Platinum subscription to manage its data using the world's most popular open source database.
8 January 2008 — MySQL AB today announced it will be presenting a free, one-day technical training class for senior Oracle database administrators (DBAs) in the U.S. Government and other organizations who are interested in expanding their professional skill-sets by learning advanced MySQL techniques.
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2008
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Polaris Suite, Washington, DC