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Press Release: December 20, 2004

Registration Opens for the 2005 MySQL Users Conference

Event provides an unmatched opportunity to learn more about the world's most popular open source database

Program schedule and early registration pricing available here.

Sebastopol, CA--Early registration has just opened for the third annual MySQL Users Conference, to be held in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, California, April 18 -21, 2005. The MySQL Users Conference, co-presented by O'Reilly Media, Inc. and MySQL AB, is the only gathering where participants can share MySQL knowledge with the core MySQL development team, hundreds of users, open source innovators, and technology partners--all under one roof.

Many publications and analyst firms point to the explosive adoption of open source software as the hottest trend in corporate computing today--and MySQL as one of the leading influences. This conference is designed to keep MySQL users, developers, DBAs, and IT professionals on the cutting edge of the latest solutions and opportunities. New and experienced users alike can choose from over 75 sessions and in-depth tutorials, exploring every aspect of MySQL: the latest features, tools, and technologies; migration and performance optimization techniques; MySQL Cluster and high-availability; integrating MySQL with Java, .Net, and LAMP; database administration; data warehousing applications; and much more.

The wide range of sessions, tutorials, speakers, and sponsors epitomizes the conference theme, "MySQL Everywhere." As Arjen Lentz, program committee chair and manager of Community Relations at MySQL, notes, "The third annual MySQL Users Conference promises to be the biggest and best we've ever organized. We're assembling all of the key MySQL developers, gurus, and experts."

Keynote speakers slated to present at the conference include: - MySQL AB co-founders Monty Widenius and David Axmark - Martin Fink, Hewlett-Packard's vice president for Linux - Miguel de Icaza of Novell - Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB - O'Reilly Media founder and CEO Tim O'Reilly

A sampling of other speakers include Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales, Adam Trachtenberg of eBay, LiveJournal's Brad Fitzpatrick, MIT's Jacob Nikom, and top members of the MySQL AB team, such as Brian Aker (architecture), Sanja Byelkin (query cache, subqueries), Peter Zaitsev (performance tuning), and Mike Zinner (GUI tools).

High-profile conference sponsors also illustrate MySQL's impact across the software industry: Hewlett-Packard, Business Objects, Emic Networks, Four J's, Genesi, Intel, ActiveGrid, Dell, EMB Software, Embarcadero Technologies, Novell, Quest Software, Rackspace, SugarCRM, and Zend. Lively evening events and an exhibit hall that showcases the most exciting new MySQL and open source technologies round out the conference program.

Additional Resources:

Early registration prices end February 28, 2005. For details, click here.

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at O'Reilly conferences, contact Andrew Calvo at (707) 827-7176, or

To become a media sponsor, contact Margi Levin at (707) 827-7184, or

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

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