CNET News: MySQL Boasts Might Against Big Players
Apr 11, 2003, 17:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa M. Bowman)
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"MySQL kicked off its first-ever users conference by releasing
the source code of its upcoming MySQL 5.0 product and touting its
reputation as the little database company that could.
"The Swedish company, which develops open-source database
software, is making its way into markets once dominated by
proprietary database vendors such as Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and
Sybase. During a keynote address Thursday morning, co-founder David
Axmark said more than 29,000 people are downloading MySQL each day,
and it has more than 4 million users worldwide.
"'Compared to when we started we are a very real company,'
Axmark told some of the conference's 500 attendees here. MySQL,
which had just 20 employees as recently as two years ago, has grown
to about 65 full- and part-time workers today..."