Private company
IndustryComputer software
GenreDatabase software
SuccessorOracle Corporation
FounderMichael Widenius, David Axmark and Allan Larsson
Key people
Mårten Mickos, CEO
Dennis Wolf CFO and EVP
Mark C. Burton, EVP Sales
Zack Urlocker, EVP Products
Kaj Arnö, VP Open Source Community Relations
Ulf Sandberg, SVP Worldwide Services
Clint Smith, VP General Counsel
Larry Stefonic, SVP Asia Pacific
Kevin Harvey, Chairman
Allan Larsson
ProductsMySQL, MySQL Cluster
Number of employees

MySQL AB was a Swedish software company founded in 1995. It was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2008; Sun was in turn acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2010. MySQL AB is the creator of MySQL, a relational database management system, as well as related products such as MySQL Cluster. The company was dually headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden and Cupertino, California with offices in other countries (France (Paris), Germany (Munich), Ireland (Dublin), Italy (Milan); and Japan (Tokyo)). With around 400 employees in 25 countries,[1] MySQL AB was one of the largest open source companies. Around 70% of the employees worked for MySQL from their home offices.[2]

Together with Linux, Apache, and PHP, the MySQL Server forms one of the building blocks of the LAMP technology stack. The company claimed over 5 million MySQL installations and over 10 million product downloads in 2004.

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference mysqlnews was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Hyatt, Josh (2006-05-31). "Fortune: MySQL: Workers in 25 countries with no HQ". Fortune Magazine. Archived from the original on 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-05-19.

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