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{{Short description|Former Swedish software company}}{{Use dmy dates|date=August 2022}}

name MySQL AB| logo =| type = Private company| genre = Database software| fate = Acquired by Sun Microsystems| predecessor =| successor = Oracle Corporation| foundation = 1995| founder = Michael Widenius, David Axmark and Allan Larsson| defunct = 2008

Uppsala, Sweden and Cupertino, California, United States>U.S.| location_country =| location =| locations =| area_served =| key_people = {{Unbulleted indent list
| industry = Computer software| products = MySQL, MySQL Cluster| services =| revenue =| operating_income =| net_income =| aum =| assets =| equity =| owner =| num_employees = 400| parent =}}}}MySQL AB was a Swedish software company founded in 1995. It was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2008,WEB, Múltiples noticias se refieren a la adquisición,weblink 27 June 2022, Google Noticias, es, 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)).MySQL AB had 400 employees in 25 countries, and Open-source model companies. Around 70% of the employees were remote workers.NEWS, Fortune: MySQL: Workers in 25 countries with no HQ, Fortune (magazine), Fortune,weblink 31 May 2006, Josh, Hyatt,weblink" title="">weblink 13 April 2010, live, 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.


MySQL AB representatives are commonly cited as champions of what they claim to be a "second generation" of open source companies.{{Citation needed|date=February 2007}} The revenues of both first and second generation open source companies usually derive from selling support, consulting services, and training for their products. What generally distinguishes this "second generation" of companies, such as MySQL AB and Trolltech, from earlier "open source" business models is dual licensing â€” the software is supplied under an open source license, but traditional software licences are also sold by the company that owns the software. As an example, MySQL AB makes MySQL available under the GPL at no charge, but sells it under other more traditional licenses to clients who do not find the GPL to be ideal for their purposes, such as inclusion of MySQL AB technology in a closed source product.Other sources of revenue for MySQL AB were providing support and consulting, as well as training and certification for MySQL Server. Together with some additional services, MySQL also provided a subscription-based product called MySQL Enterprise, which is also resold by other companies such as Dell, HP, and Novell.


  • 1995 – Company founded by Michael Widenius, David Axmark, and Allan Larsson
  • 2001 – MÃ¥rten Mickos elected CEO
  • 2001 – First round financing by Scandinavian venture capitalists
  • 2003 – Second round financing by a group of investors headed by Benchmark Capital
  • 2003 – Partnership agreement concluded with SAP SE, acquiring the full commercial rights to MaxDB
  • 2003 – Acquired Alzato, a subsidiary of Ericsson
  • In February 2005 the MySQL Network subscription service was announced (later called MySQL Enterprise).NEWS, MySQL Launches MySQL Network for Corporate Enterprises Looking to Fast-Track Open Source Database Deployment, 15 February 2005, Press release,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink 14 December 2005, 9 October 2016,
A third round of about $18.5 million financing led by Institutional Venture Partners, including Intel Capital, Red Hat, SAP Ventures, and others was disclosed in February 2006.NEWS, MySQL AB Secures $18.5 Million in Series C Funding; IVP Leads Intel Capital, Red Hat, SAP Ventures & Presidio STX in an Investment Round to Provide for Continued Enterprise Growth for the World's Most Popular Open Source Database, 13 February 2006, Press release,weblink 9 October 2016,weblink" title="">weblink 10 October 2016, live, WEB, Form D: Notice of Sale of Securities, 16 March 2006, US Securities and Exchange Commission,weblink 9 October 2016,weblink 10 October 2016, live, On 16 January 2008, MySQL AB announced that it had agreed to be acquired by Sun Microsystems for approximately $1 billion.WEB, Sun to Acquire MySQL, MySQL AB,weblink 16 January 2008, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 17 January 2008, WEB, Jonathan Schwartz, Helping Dolphins Fly, Blog, Sun Microsystems,weblink 16 January 2008, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 17 January 2008, WEB,weblink Sun acquires MySQL, MySQL AB, 16 January 2008, 16 January 2008, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 17 January 2008, WEB, MySQL blogs: Sun acquires MySQL,weblink dead,weblink" title="">weblink 17 January 2008, WEB, (en) « Investor Relations – FAQ » [archive], Sun Microsystems (consulté le 16 janvier 2008),weblink The acquisition completed on 26 February 2008. Oracle Corporation then acquired Sun in 2010.



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