MySQL K.K. to Strengthen its Presence in the Japanese Database Market

Tokyo — July 16, 2007 — MySQL K.K., the Japanese arm of the open source database developer MySQL AB, has announced three new initiatives aimed at strengthening its expansion in the Japanese market.

Mr. Larry Stefonic, president of MySQL K.K., commented, “The Board of Directors of MySQL AB has designated Japan as a strategic market for our company in 2007. According to the board’s directive, we will invest in new corporate infrastructure in the region to support our existing partners — and we will recruit new partners that can help us in targeted market segments. Last year, we were able to grow our business in Japan significantly, and we hope to continue this explosive growth into the future. This is an exciting time for both MySQL K.K. and our partners as more business users in Japan discover the cost and performance benefits of our open source database.”

Relocation to a New Office in Ebisu, Tokyo

MySQL K.K. has relocated its company offices to Ebisu 1-13-6, Shibuya-ward, Tokyo. To better support customers in using the MySQL database in their enterprise environments, MySQL K.K. plans to offer expanded support for partner sales, new professional consulting services in Japanese, and increased marketing activities for greater visibility.

Beta Release of the Japanese-Language Version of the MySQL 5.1 User’s Manual

With the development of the upcoming MySQL 5.1 database server, the company has released a new beta version of its user’s manual in the Japanese language ( Through this initiative, MySQL K.K. is currently soliciting suggestions and improvements from the open source community, with a goal of providing the Japanese-language version of the manual in a timely fashion to coincide with the planned release of MySQL 5.1 later this year.

Signing of a Partnership Agreement with Computer Engineering & Consulting, Ltd.

MySQL K.K. has signed a new partnership agreement with Computer Engineering & Consulting, Ltd. (Head office: Shibuya-ward, Tokyo, President: Kazuyuki Shinno). With the addition of this partnership, MySQL K.K now has a total of 11 leading Japanese partners, including NEC System Technologies, Ltd., NTT COMWARE CORPORATION, Smart Style Co., Ltd., and Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation.

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, with over 11 million active installations. 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 and YouTube.

With headquarters in the United States and Sweden — and operations around the world — MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers’ needs in a profitable, sustainable business model. For more information about MySQL, please visit


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