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Google, HP, Novell, and Red Hat Execs to Keynote the 2005 MySQL Users Conference

Press release: February 3, 2005

Sebastopol, CA--The program for the third annual MySQL Users Conference continues to expand--providing IT professionals, programmers, DBAs, and other users a more comprehensive look into the solutions and opportunities offered by the world's most popular open source database. The MySQL Users Conference will be held in Santa Clara, California, April 18-21, 2005.

The conference program now comprises over 85 tutorials, sessions, and keynotes, led by some of the most knowledgeable and insightful experts in the industry and exploring every aspect of MySQL. Keynote presentations from industry luminaries will illustrate the "big picture" ways major corporate players are leveraging open source software such as MySQL for greater success:

  • Google's Adam Bosworth
  • HP's Martin Fink, vice president for Linux
  • Novell's Miguel de Icaza
  • Michael Tiemann of Red Hat
  • Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media founder and CEO
  • Other speaker highlights include:

  • Tobias Asplund on advanced MySQL performance optimization
  • MySQL's founders David Axmark and Monty Widenius and CEO Marten Mickos
  • Kaj Arno, vice president of MySQL AB, on the role of software patents
  • Patrik Backman, MySQL AB's SAP alliance manager, detailing the progress of MySQL's SAP R/3 support
  • Paul Clenahan will delve into the Eclipse BIRT project's open source reporting tools
  • Andrew Cowie on change/disaster management--and equally important--prevention
  • Bruce Dembecki of LiveWorld relates his experience using MySQL for serving large companies, particularly with regard to scaling
  • Java guru Mark Matthews on Connector/J Performance issues
  • Dathan Pattishall, Friendster's senior DB engineer, on scalability
  • GoldenGate, Ticketmaster, and OLAP4All have joined with these other high-profile companies to sponsor the conference: Hewlett-Packard, Business Objects, Emic Networks, Four J's, Genesi, Intel, ActiveGrid, Dell, Embarcadero Technologies, Novell, Quest Software, Rackspace, SugarCRM, and Zend. These and many other companies exhibiting at the MySQL Users Conference will showcase exciting new MySQL and open source technologies.

    From in-depth tutorials on the latest features, tools, and technologies to sessions on integrating MySQL with Java, .NET, and LAMP, database administration, and much more, 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.

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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

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