[TAG] FW: MySQL News: MySQL 5.0 Downloaded One Million Times
Benjamin A. Okopnik
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Wed Nov 16 05:52:44 MSK 2005
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Subject: MySQL News: MySQL 5.0 Downloaded One Million Times
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 17:26:03 +0000
Here's some neat news. Believe it or not, MySQL 5.0 has been downloaded over a
million times in its first three weeks.
If you would like to speak with Zack Urlocker at MySQL about this please let me
know. He is available today.
MySQL 5.0 Downloaded One Million Times in First Three Weeks
Record Interest in the Open Source Database's New Enterprise Features
CUPERTINO, Calif. -- November 14, 2005 -- MySQL AB today reported record
interest in the newest version of its popular open source database. MySQL 5.0
has already been downloaded over one million times since its introduction on
We have been overwhelmed by the excitement generated around MySQL 5.0 --
including a record-breaking 100,000 downloads in a single day, said Zack
Urlocker, vice president of marketing for MySQL AB. It is a testament to our
large community of users, developers and partners that 5.0 has taken off so
swiftly. It s fantastic that we are also getting lots of new interest from
users of other databases, trying out open source and MySQL for the first time.
The new MySQL 5.0 combines enterprise-grade reliability and performance with
advanced SQL 2003 standard-compliant features, making it the most
cost-effective database solution for business-critical applications. The
product s new functionality is especially familiar to database developers and
DBAs of proprietary relational database systems -- allowing IT departments to
ease the integration and transition of their data, applications and skill sets.
"MySQL 5.0 adds major new capabilities to the MySQL database, which we were
able to use immediately," said Nick Arnett, director of Business Intelligence
Services at Liveworld Inc. "After years of experience with dozens of large
MySQL databases for our communities, we chose MySQL 5.0 as the platform for a
500GB data warehouse system and we're seeing reliable high performance. We
particularly appreciate two of the new features, views and stored procedures,
because they greatly reduce development and maintenance for flexible, secure,
high-performance reporting, which is critical for a data warehouse."
For more information about MySQL 5.0, please go to www.mysql.com/products.
MySQL 5.0 can be downloaded under the open source GPL license at http:/
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 www.mysql.com.
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