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The LXer Interview: Ulf Sandberg, CEO of SkySQL

Dec 06, 2010, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Ruecker)

"Recently SkySQL announced itself to the world with its focus being on former Sun MySQL customers. This comes in the aftermath of Sun being bought by Oracle and the subsequent departures of former Sun executives and engineers before and after the purchase. I recently had a chance to talk with Ulf Sandberg the new CEO of SkySQL for a few minutes.

"Q: It looks to me that most, if not all of the original architects of MySQL are either invested in or an active part of SkySQL.

"A: Yes, both co-founders and OnCorps as well as Open Ocean Capital, which is comprised of some of the founders of and investors in MySQL Ab as well. - OnCorps being major investor, they wanted most for their money and they will be involved in keeping us focused on sales and revenue. Bob Suh, CEO and Founder of OnCorps who used to be at accenture wanted to be in on it. We have almost all of the core developers and support team and we are selling that to our prospective customers."

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