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February 24, 2010

Oracle Executive Will Speak at O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo

Edward Screven to Answer Questions re: Future of MySQL

Sebastopol, CA, February 24, 2010—Wonder about the future of MySQL? Curious about what Oracle plans for the open source database? Expect answers when Edward Screven, Oracle's chief corporate architect and leader of the MySQL business, speaks at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo, scheduled for April 12-15, at the Santa Clara Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.

Edward Screven reports to CEO Larry Ellison, and he drives technology and architecture decisions across all Oracle products to ensure that product directions are consistent with Oracle's overall strategy. He'll discuss the current and future state of MySQL, now part of the Oracle family of products. His presentation will also cover Oracle's investment in MySQL technology and community, as well as the role that open source in general is playing within heterogeneous customer environments around the world.

Other featured speakers include:

  • Brian Aker, TangentOrg
  • Kaj Arnö, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • Sheeri K. Cabral, The Pythian Group
  • Mark Callaghan, Facebook
  • Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Baron Schwartz, Percona Inc.
  • Sarah Sproehnle, Sun Microsystems
  • Michael Widenius, Monty Program Ab

This growing lineup of speakers, program committee members, exhibitors, and sponsors represent some of the most influential people, companies, and projects in the MySQL community.

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