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Press Release: September 30, 2004

Call for Participation for 2005 MySQL Users Conference Is Open
Conference Theme: "MySQL Everywhere"

Sebastopol, CA--From embedded solutions to web-commerce and critical business applications, MySQL is everywhere--with more than five million active installations worldwide. The popular open source database has been adopted by industry leaders like Google, NASA, Sabre, and Suzuki, and many consider it a key force in the revolutionary changes affecting the software industry. To introduce new users to MySQL and help developers and IT professionals keep pace with the latest advancements, MySQL AB has teamed up with O'Reilly Media, Inc. to co-present the third annual MySQL Users Conference, scheduled for April 18-21, 2005, in Santa Clara, CA.

This conference promises to be the largest gathering of the MySQL community to date, featuring prominent industry speakers, new MySQL products, in-depth sessions and tutorials, an exhibit hall showcasing the latest open source technologies, and the opportunity to gather with top database and open source experts. Confirmed speakers include Gnome co-founder Miguel de Icaza, as well as MySQL co-founders Monty Widenius and David Axmark, CEO Marten Mickos, director of architecture Brian Aker, and community relations manager Arjen Lentz.

Individuals and companies interested in speaking at the 2005 MySQL Users Conference are invited to submit proposals by November 1. Tracks and topics include:

- Administration and Security
- Architecture and Technology
- Business and Case Studies
- Data Warehouse and Data Marts
- Java
- LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python)
- MaxDB
- Migration
- .NET
- Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
- Scaling and High Availability

Attendee and press registration will open in December 2004.

For complete conference details, including the Call for Participation, visit:

To submit a proposal, go to:

To stay abreast of conference news and to receive email notification when registration opens, please sign up.

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Andrew Calvo at (707) 827-7176, or

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About MySQL

MySQL AB develops, markets and supports 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 five million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Google, Sabre Holdings, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA, are realizing significant cost savings by 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 both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please go to

MySQL is a registered trademark of MySQL AB in the U.S. and in other countries.

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