MySQL at Ten Years


If anyone missed this letter to the MySQL community from its founders, David Axmark and Michael “Monty” Widenius, earlier this month prior to OSCON – it is worth a read.

Certainly after a decade MySQL has racked up serious credibility, an impressive distribution count and some high profile users.

Undoubtedly MySQL’s reputation is largely proven by our own use – however – it helps to gather some marketing material if you are pitching solutions that include it. Take note that some of your customers may be totally comfortable at the idea of licensing MySQL commercially for support based on sophisticated deployments.

Letter from August 2

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  • doug05257

    A little over ten years… wow. MySQL really is popular, and I thank you for providing that link to the letter, which I had missed.

  • Michael In Alaska

    Where can I download MySQL from?