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Press Release: December 19, 2005

Discover, Connect, and Succeed at the 2006 MySQL Users Conference: Registration Is Now Open; Early Registration Discount Ends March 6

Sebastopol, CA--The virtual doors have opened for registration for the 2006 MySQL Users Conference. This annual event is an unmatched opportunity for database developers, DBAs, users, and vendors to gather together and share the latest information on MySQL and open source technology. The theme for the 2006 conference is Discover. Connect. Succeed. Scale Your Business with MySQL. The conference brings over 1,000 MySQL and open source enthusiasts to Santa Clara, California during April 24-27.

Building on the success of the 2005 MySQL Users Conference, MySQL AB is once again teaming up with O'Reilly Media to co-present the 2006 event. The conference features over seventy-five tutorials and sessions, giving attendees new views of the MySQL universe, from new product developments and announcements to in-depth examinations of advanced MySQL practices such as cost-effective database scale-out, performance optimization, high-availability, administration, and management. Topics include: database security; architecture and technology; business intelligence; Data Warehousing; LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python); Java and.NET/Mono; MaxDB and database migration; community projects; and much more.

Several industry-leading visionaries and innovators are scheduled to speak at the years conference, including:

  • Milton Ngan, Weta Digital
  • Mark Spencer, Digium
  • Rasmus Lerdorf, PHP guru
  • MySQL Founders David Axmark and Michael "Monty" Widenius
  • Dorion Carroll, Technorati
  • Michael Radwin, Yahoo!
  • Gavin King, JBoss
  • Marten Mickos, CEO, MySQL
  • Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Kaj Arno, MySQLs vice president of community relations
  • Brian Aker, director of architecture, MySQL
  • In addition to informative tutorials and sessions, the conference will feature an expanded exhibit hall to showcase the latest MySQL-related technologies from sponsors such as Four J's, GoldenGate, Actuate, Continuent, Jaspersoft, Pentaho, Rackspace, Sun Microsystems, and Unisys, as well as leading open source projects. MySQL Certification will once again be an important component of the conference, giving attendees the opportunity to become MySQL Certified. Special evening events for attendees and speakers are also planned to foster networking and fun.

    Attendees can save up to $200 on the conference's standard registration price of $1445 by signing up before the March 6 deadline.

    The 2006 MySQL Users Conference is the place where users, developers, and partners come together to learn how to harness the full power of MySQL. The conference illustrates the product's wide-ranging appeal and encourages MySQL community members to share their passion for databases. Come celebrate the people, projects, and products that comprise the global MySQL ecosystem at the 2006 MySQL Users Conference.

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    About MySQL
    MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable database products -- including MySQL Network, a comprehensive set of certified software and premium support services. The company's flagship product is MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, with more than 6 million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software.

    With headquarters in Sweden and the United States -- and operations around the world -- MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please visit

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