Sheeri K. Cabral has posted extensive photoes, video, slides, and notes from last April’s conference.read more
Brandon Bailey, of the Mercury News has an excellent Q & A Session with Marten Mickos, discussing how “how MySQL fits into Sun’s efforts” and visa versa.read more
James Niccolai notes the various points of view regarding Suns’ recent acquisition of MySQL from MySQL conference-goers:
Customers at the MySQL conference this week said Sun Microsystems’ acquisition of the database company could increase MySQL’s credibility among senior IT decision makers still skittish about using open-source software.
There were some, though, who feared that ownership of MySQL by a traditional IT vendor would diminish growth in the community of MySQL developers, who provide a regular stream of patches and new features for the database.
Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) April 15, 2008 — Zmanda, Inc., the open source leader in backup and recovery software, today announced that its CEO and founder, Chander Kant, will deliver a keynote presentation on “Radically Simple Backup & Recovery for Live MySQL,” at the sixth annual MySQL Conference and Expo. Ann Ruckstuhl, Zmanda’s vice president of sales and marketing, and Dmitri Joukovski, vice president of product management, will also lead conference sessions highlighting technology solutions for backing up and recovering MySQL databases.
Rich Whiting examines the enhancements promised with Sun Microsystems slated June release of MySQL 5.1,
The new release, for example, offers faster query response times by supporting both table and index data partitioning. With partitioning, only the relevant portions of a data set need to be scanned for a query instead of the entire table or index. Such partitioning also accelerates some data storage and database maintenance operations, according to Sun.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. & SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MindTouch, the company behind the most sophisticated wiki available today is delivering the most full-featured application platform. MindTouch Deki Wiki, which empowers everyday users to create real-time reports and integrate systems quickly, while preserving IT governance, has set major new benchmarks for company growth in the most recent calendar quarter ending March 31. This quarter was MindTouch’s largest ever with respect to sales, revenue, and enterprise deployments - and is the fifth consecutive quarter of increasing sales. MindTouch is showcasing Deki Wiki this week at the MySQL Conference and Expo in the DotOrg Pavilion, which is located in the Expo Hall.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KickfireÃ¢Â„Â¢, Inc. and Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: JAVA) 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 MySQLÃ¢Â„Â¢ 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.
Across the pond, Peter Judge writes about the Sun acquisition of MySQL which was big news at the conference last week:
Sun has delivered a “near final” build of the next version of MySQL and has promised to make no changes to the culture of the open-source database organisation whose $1bn (Ã‚Â£500m) purchase was announced in January. A release candidate of Version 5.1 of MySQL can be downloaded now, but the full production version should be ready by June, said Marten Mickos, former chief executive of MySQL and now a Sun vice president. He has no desire to repeat the bug problems of MySQL 5.0, which the company released two years ago, he told the sixth annual MySQL Conference & Expo, in Santa Clara, California, this week.
SANTA CLARA, CA. — April 16, 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the availability of MySQLÃ¢Â„Â¢ 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.
The announcement was made this morning at the sixth annual MySQL Conference and Expo. With nearly 2,000 attendees, it is the world’s largest community event for open source database developers, users, DBAs, vendors and corporate IT managers.read more
San Jose, CA April 15, 2008 - Continuent, Inc., the leading provider of
commercial open source middleware solutions for database high-availability
and scalability, today announced a key addition to their executive
management team. Craig Stevens joins Continuent as Vice President of
Worldwide Sales and Marketing, responsible for expanding its customer base
and building long-term relationships with clients. Read the full release here .
Sun Microsystems pushed out a “near final” version of MySQL 5.1 on Tuesday, but is holding back the production release of the open-source database until it irons out some remaining bugs, officials said Tuesday. James Niccolai reports from MySQL.read more
Charles Babcock talked to Sun Microsystems senior VP Marten Mickos. “Sun has a lot of expertise in scalability,” he said in an interview following his keynote before the MySQL Conference & Expo, an annual MySQL user group meeting, in Santa Clara, Calif. Tuesday.read more
MySQL Conference & Expo, Santa Clara, CA - April 15, 2008 - Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of commercial open-source middleware solutions for database high availability, today announced support for Sun Microsystems’ Solaris™ operating system (OS). Continuent uni/cluster 2008 benefits Solaris customers who find themselves challenged with highly demanding workloads, making database high availability and scalability fast and easy for mission-critical applications.
Read more details here.
Sun Celebrates Third-Party MySQL Storage Engines
Oracle, Kickfire, PrimeBase Technologies and Infobright Join Sun in Supporting the World’s Most Popular Open Source Database
SANTA CLARA, CA. — April 15, 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced new and enhanced third-party support for the MySQL(TM) 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.
Sun also helps promote these third-party solutions to its MySQL database customers and open source community through a range of co-marketing activities.read more
Sun Microsystems Announces MySQL 5.1C
New Version of the World’s Most Popular Open Source Database Delivers up to 15 Percent Higher Performance for Large-Scale Enterprise Applications
SANTA CLARA, CA. — April 15, 2008 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced the pending general availability of MySQL(TM) 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 http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/.
The announcement was made this morning at the sixth annual MySQL Conference and Expo . With nearly 2,000 attendees, it is the world’s largest community event for open source database developers, users, DBAs, vendors and corporate IT managers.read more
April 14, 2008 , MySQL Conference & Expo, SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KickfireÃ¢Â„Â¢, Inc. and Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: JAVA) today announced Transaction Processing Performance Council - H (TPC-H) benchmark results that break previous price-performance records.read more
April 14, 2008, SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KickfireÃ¢Â„Â¢, Inc. today announced the first MySQL database appliance that brings the high-performance capabilities of large commercial database systems to the MySQL market. The company, which officially launches this week at the MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, has built its appliance by developing an ultra-modern database kernel and a revolutionary SQL chip that packs the power of 10s of high-end CPUs. The result is a small form-factor MySQL appliance that delivers the high performance of large systems but with dramatically lower hardware, power, and cooling costs.read more
SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire - April 14, 2008) - MySQL Conference & Expo 2008 — Infobright, the first analytic data warehouse provider to be named a MySQL Certified Storage Engine Partner, today announced that its executives will be presenting in two sessions at the sixth annual MySQL Conference & Expo. Infobright’s CEO, Miriam Tuerk, and vice president of engineering, Victoria Eastwood, will highlight Infobright’s role in enabling MySQL users to reach new levels of performance and scalability with their data warehouses. Read the full release .read more
KickfireÃ¢Â„Â¢, Inc. today announced partnerships with five leading vendors in the open source world to provide joint customers the ability to deploy robust, full-stack, business intelligence solutions that leverage the industry’s first high-performance MySQL database appliance. Launched this week at the MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, Kickfire’s family of database appliances bring the power of the highest performing commercial database systems to the MySQL market at a fraction of the cost.read more
MySQL developers should be able to get their hands on a major update to the open-source database next week when Sun Microsystems hosts its first MySQL conference since acquiring the company earlier this year,” writes James Niccolai. “Sun will use the event in Santa Clara, California, to release MySQL 5.1, an upgrade that adds several new features to make the database more suitable for critical applications at large enterprises.”read more
Exadel, a leading provider of Web 2.0-based Enterprise solutions and professional services, today announced dVisionTM, the company’s RIA for on-demand access to enterprise data stored across multiple data sources, has been certified for MySQL Enterprise 5.0. The new enhanced support provides full integration between dVision and MySQL Enterprise.
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Exadel dVision Certified for MySQL Enterprise 5.0
MySQL Conference & Expo 2008, SANTA CLARA, CALIF., April 14, 2008 - ExadelÃ¢Â„Â¢, a leading provider of Web 2.0-based Enterprise solutions and professional services, today announced Exadel dVisionTM, the company’s Rich Internet Application for on-demand access to enterprise data stored across multiple data sources, has been certified for MySQL Enterprise 5.0. As a MySQL Enterprise Certified Partner, Exadel’s new enhanced support for the popular MySQL open source database software provides full integration between dVision and MySQL Enterprise. Exadel dVision is available for download at www.exadel.com.
Exadel dVision provides business users with complete access to their vital collective intelligence wherever they have Web access, eliminating pressures on IT resources and enabling on-the-fly decision-making based on real-time, not historical, business data. Its intuitive Web 2.0 user interface simplifies the information access process and presents a unified, multi-dimensional view of the most up-to-date data in the enterprise in a familiar spreadsheet-like format. Drag- and-drop spreadsheet creation tools enable users to easily visualize and analyze complex data and create dynamic, interactive reports that can then be easily shared in collaboration with colleagues.
“We are pleased that Exadel has joined the MySQL MECA Partner Program and has certified dVision for MySQL Enterprise,” said Nicolas Pujol, senior manager of MySQL Worldwide Alliances & Channels, Sun Microsystems. “Exadel has a unique focus on building Web 2.0 tools to give business users rapid access to the data they need to remain agile in today’s business climate.”
“Companies today, especially small to mid-size businesses, rely on their ability to make informed decisions quickly and accurately to remain agile and maintain their competitive advantage,” said Fima Katz, CEO of Exadel. “Exadel dVision enables users to access their data in real time, directly from their databases, so that they can analyze their information at the precise moment they need to make a decision.”
dVision builds upon Exadel’s innovative new approach of leveraging the Web 2.0 intersection of analytics and business intelligence to provide everyday business users with continuous, seamless access and complex analysis of their data, wherever it resides. For additional information and to see an online demo of Exadel real-time web-based enterprise data access solutions, visit www.exadel.com.
ExadelÃ¢Â„Â¢, Inc is the leading provider of innovative Web 2.0 application software and professional services that help organizations deploy the rich Internet applications they need to claim leadership in their markets. The company specializes in delivering fast, scalable and cost-effective solutions that leverage a global sourcing model and Open Source technologies to reduce application lifecycle costs and improve overall productivity. Exadel also offers a comprehensive suite of enterprise information access solutions that makes the next generation of collective business intelligence software as collaborative and easy to use as the web.
Founded in 1998, Exadel is privately owned with headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area and development offices located in New York, Chicago, Minsk, Moscow and Ukraine. For more information, go to www.exadel.com or call 1.888.4EXADEL.
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MySQL’s Zack Urlocker has posted some thoughts about Sun’s acquisition of MySQL:
I’ve been through several acquisitions over the years, both on the acquiring and the acquired side, and so far, this one has gone the smoothest….Over the coming weeks, we’ll no doubt be looking for ways we can further integrate with some of Sun’s key technologies and products to accelerate our roadmap and improve our scalability. We’ll have more news in this area at the upcoming MySQL Conference & Expo, April 14-17 in Santa Clara.
Program chair Jay Pipes and the team over at MySQL AB have been hard at work lining up a particularly interesting group of folks to present keynotes at this year’s conference.
Read the full press release; an excerpt is below:
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. Additional conference keynotes include: Jacek Becla, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, “The Science and Fiction of Petascale Analytics”; Rick Falkvinge, Swedish Pirate Party, “Copyright Regime vs. Civil Liberties”; Dick Hardt, Sxip, “Who is the Dick on My Site?” Other keynote presenters on the agenda include Raj Cherabuddi of Silicon Query and Chander Kant from Zmanda.
Kind words from Continuent, one of our valued supporters of the MySQL Conference & Expo–they sent out this press release this morning:
“We have been a sponsor of every MySQL Conference, since the very first annual MySQL Users Conference in San Jose in 2003,” said Eero Teerikorpi, CEO at Continuent. “We are excited to be part of the MySQL Conference & Expo once again in 2008. Our participation is of significance in projecting our plans for the global MySQL ecosystem as well as highlighting our innovative solutions and support programs.”
Program chair Jay Pipes and his committee have put together an excellent program for the 2008 MySQL Conference & Expo, which is coming up April 14-17 in Santa Clara, California. In addition to Marten Mickos’ essential MySQL update, like last year, there will be some pretty outside-of-the-box keynote presentations, including:
The early registration discount ends February 26, so sign up soon to take advantage of those savings.read more
An article about the conference:
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Here is a nice article that discusses what users actually want:
Stephen Shankland writes: MySQL, purveyor of the open-source database of the same name, is on the road to becoming a publicly traded company, bolstered by $50 million in revenue in 2006.
“It’s still in the pipeline,” Chief Executive Marten Mickos said of the plan to hold an initial public offering of his company’s stock. He declined to discuss when the company planned to go public, but said, “We’re making good progress, doing all the things we need to get done.”
During the days of dot-com mania, companies would go public without being profitable and in some cases without much in the way of revenue, and with investor enthusiasm bubbling at the time, many of them raised millions of dollars during their IPOs. MySQL, though, is working on building its business first.
The company garnered about $50 million in revenue in 2006, Mickos said in an interview at the MySQL Conference and Expo here. That compares with $6.5 million in 2002 and about $34 million in 2005, according to earlier figures Mickos cited in a speech two years earlier.
Read the complete article on CNet News.read more
It may be an ideal solution for Web companies with multimedia files
Eric Lai writes: An independent developer has created a free plug-in for the open-source MySQL database that lets users inexpensively store their data on Amazon.com Inc.’s Web storage service, S3.
Mark Atwood, a Seattle-based developer, said his plug-in would be ideal for Web-centric companies that need cheap, reliable storage — Amazon Web Services charges 10 cents per gigabyte per month — over fast performance. For instance, companies operating Web sites that store “huge quantities of images that are only accessed occasionally” might find the technology ideal, Atwood said.
Atwood presented the still-in-development plug-in, which has been eagerly anticipated online, at the MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, Calif., yesterday.
Read the full article on Computerworld.com.read more
Stephen O’Grady writes: In an event short on bottled water but long on reliable wireless, MySQL proved much to this first time User Conference attendee. Not that I came in as a disbeliever, of course: even before they (smartly ;) became RedMonk clients, MySQL impressed me as a project that possessed that rare awareness not only of where it was but where it could get to. The past three days have nothing but reinforce that assessment; it’s tough to disbelieve, after all, when all you hear from its developers, partners, hell, even competitors, is that the product is, to borrow Dan Patrick’s words, en fuego.
Find out the five things that Stephen learned on RedMonk.com.read more
MySQL Cluster Carrier-Grade Edition Scales to 100,000 Transactions per Minute in DBT2 Benchmark
2007 MySQL Conference & Expo, Santa Clara, Calif. — April 26, 2007 — MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, today announced the results of recent DBT2 benchmarks of its MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition database. The announcement was made this morning at the 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo. Tests were conducted in collaboration with Intel Corporation and Dolphin Interconnect Solutions.
The benchmark results show the very high scalability of MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition, attaining a rate of 100,000 transactions per minute (TpM) using an 8-node cluster. In this benchmark, the latest generation of the Dual-Core Intel?? Xeon?? processor family provided a significant step forward in scalability, showing a 75-percent speed improvement over tests run on previous generation Intel Xeon processor systems.
Read the full announcement on MySQL.com.read more
Deal will make DB2 a certified storage engine for MySQL apps on System i servers
Eric Lai writes: MySQL AB and IBM announced Wednesday that users of the latter’s System i hardware line will be able to run the MySQL open-source database on the midrange servers.
The System i version of IBM’s DB2 database, which is integrated with the midrange line’s operating system as a standard feature, will serve as a certified storage engine for MySQL, the two companies said at MySQL’s annual user conference here.
MySQL claims that its namesake database is being used in 11 million active installations worldwide. The software is based on a modular architecture that lets users swap in different storage engines tuned for different application scenarios.
Read the full report on Computerworld.com.read more
Tim O’Reilly shares the comments he heard while mingling with the attendees at the MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara yesterday. While admitting that the O’Reilly team co-produces the show and that he is also on the MySQL board, Tim can’t help but say that this event, ” is a darn impressive conference. The depth and breadth of the sessions truly is remarkable.”
Read Tim’s full post on O’Reilly Radar.read more
John Koenig writes: At the recent OSBC conference in San Francisco, Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL, delivered a thoughtful presentation on the popular topic of software stacks. Mickos used the Swedish word “Lagom,” meaning somewhere in the middle, to define a “well-tempered stack” that can deliver a number of benefits.
Read Koenig’s report on the presentation along with an interview of Marten Mickos on Itmanagersjournal.com.read more
Solid Information Technology, the leading provider of fast, always-on and affordable databases used in more than 3,000,000 mission-critical deployments worldwide, and Proven Scaling, a consulting firm specializing in MySQL technology, today announced the launch of DorsalSource.org (http://dorsalsource.org), a community-focused website whose goal is to provide builds of MySQL Server, solidDB for MySQL, and other MySQL-related products. The site will be showcased this week at the 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo in Solid’s booth #401.
Read the full announcement on WebKnowHow.net.read more
Always good to spread the word about opportunities to reach potential clients at MySQL:
We’re coming up on the deadline to submit proposals for the MySQL Conference & Expo for 2008. If you want to be included, get your proposal in by October 30 . We’ve also shifted the dates a bit, so make a note of the dates: May 14-17, 2008. Everything else stays the same. Visit this link to submit your ideas:
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