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July 28, 2004

O'Reilly Media, Inc. and MySQL AB to Co-Present the Official 2005 MySQL Users Conference

Companies Growing Event to Support MySQL's Expansion in Business and Open Source Communities

O'Reilly Open Source Convention, Portland, OR--MySQL AB and O'Reilly Media, Inc. announced today that they will partner to present the third annual MySQL Users Conference, slated for April 18-21, 2005, in Santa Clara, CA. The announcement was made today by Zack Urlocker, vice president of Marketing at MySQL, and O'Reilly CEO Tim O'Reilly at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention.

By wedding MySQL AB's definitive expertise in the world's most popular open source database with O'Reilly's like-minded open source values and conference planning capability, the partnership is intended to produce the best possible learning experience for MySQL users.

"MySQL is at the heart of revolutionary changes in the computer industry--not just as a leading open source company, but because of the importance of databases as a component in virtually all next generation applications. Better information about how to deploy and use MySQL is key to maximizing its potential," noted Tim O'Reilly. "By joining forces with MySQL AB, we can grow the success of the MySQL Users Conference, creating maximum value for users, developers, and everyone in the software ecosystem."

Initially launched in 2003, the MySQL Users Conference provides opportunities for software developers and IT managers to get a detailed understanding of MySQL's software through technology sessions, hands-on tutorials, workshops and face-to-face interaction with innovators and colleagues in the MySQL community, including developers, partners, customers and business prospects from around the world. MySQL User Conference attendees can learn from many of the top database, open source and technology industry experts who convene for this annual event.

Zack Urlocker commented, "O'Reilly is unmatched in its experience in producing technology conferences specifically tailored to the open source market. Co-producing the 2005 MySQL Users Conference with them will ensure that the event will scale to match the explosive growth of the MySQL open source and business communities. More than ever, this will be an important event for anyone who wants an up-close look at MySQL technology and how open source is shaping the future of software."

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    Lisa Sheeran
    Sheeran/Jager Communication
    (510) 724-2267
    sheeran@earthlink.net

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    Suzanne Axtell
    (707) 827-7114
    suzanne@oreilly.com

    About MySQL

    MySQL AB develops and markets a family of high performance, affordable database servers and tools. The company's flagship product is MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, with more than 5 million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, Cox Communications, The Associated Press and NASA, are realizing significant cost savings using MySQL to power Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software. MySQL AB is a second generation open source company, with dual licensing that supports open source values and methodology in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please go to www.mysql.com. MySQL is a registered trademark of MySQL AB in the U.S. and in other countries.

    About O'Reilly

    O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

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