IT-Director: MySQL Moves Forward
May 08, 2003, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In case you missed it, MySQL held its first user conference
just before Easter. MySQL is, of course, the developer of the
eponymous Open Source relational database.
"How significant is MySQL? Well, it depends how you read the
figures. According to the company, 29,000 copies of the database
are downloaded every day and there are 4 million installations
worldwide. However, most of these will be just 'suck it and see'
"More useful would be a figure for the number of users paying
support fees. Not that MySQL is limited to the traditional Open
Source model of free downloads and support charging: it also sells
the software directly to other software vendors. Hyperion, for
example, uses the product as an embedded database..."