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CNET News: MySQL Boasts Might Against Big Players

Apr 11, 2003, 17:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa M. Bowman)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"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..."

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