MySQL AB Expands Presence in Italy

Milan, Italy — October 30, 2007 — MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, is building on its European organisation with a new sales office in Milan, Italy to focus on supporting corporate customers. The new Country Sales Manager for Italy, Luca Gargaglione has a strong and successful background in managing sales operations with companies like MicroStrategy, Vignette, and most recently Interwoven, where he served as Country Manager Italy for the past four years.

On November 8 in Milan, the database vendor’s first public event in Italy will take place. The Italian MySQL team invites users and customers to learn about the company, its products and services. In addition to presentations by MySQL AB, there will be sessions from IT analyst SIRMI S.p.A. and distributor Magirus Italia S.p.A. More information about the ‘MySQL in Italia’ event is available here.

In 2006, there were over 630,000 downloads of the MySQL database server by Italian users. By expanding its activities in Italy, MySQL will try to leverage this interest in its enterprise database by offering corporate customers and software vendors cost-effective commercial licensing, production support, and professional service options.

MySQL AB is partnering with a number of large and leading Italian resellers and systems integrators to deliver MySQL solutions to the enterprise market, including Magirus Italia S.p.A.
Contact Information:
MySQL AB
Corso Vercelli, 11
20144 Milano, Italy
Phone: +39 06 99268193

The company’s Italian Web site is available at www-it.mysql.com.

“It’s been a pleasure for Magirus Italy to have the opportunity to distribute and support MySQL range of products through a long-standing partnership,” says Primo Bonacina, Managing Director of Magirus Italia. “Thanks to MySQL solutions and services, we have extended our open source portfolio, allowing our partners to have new business’ opportunities in the region.”

About MySQL
MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high-performance, affordable database products. The company’s flagship offering is ‘MySQL Enterprise’, a comprehensive set of production-tested software, proactive monitoring tools, and premium support services.

MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database software. Many of the world’s largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software — including industry leaders such as Yahoo!, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia, YouTube and Booking.com.

With headquarters in the United States and Sweden — and operations around the world — MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers’ needs. For more information about MySQL, please visit www.mysql.com.

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