Tim O’Reilly to Join MySQL AB’s Board of Directors

CUPERTINO, Calif. — March 7, 2007 — MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, today announced the appointment of industry visionary Tim O’Reilly to its corporate board of directors. The company also announced that Dr. Jeffrey Pugh has joined its senior management team as vice president of engineering.

“The platforms powering the Web today are the enterprise infrastructure of tomorrow,” said Tim O’Reilly. “What we learn from those platforms is the enormous power of open source, open standards, and user involvement … and one more thing — that the future belongs to data. Every killer app on the Internet is a database application. And that makes MySQL the ‘Intel Inside’ of the next-generation of computer applications.”

Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB, said, “Tim is one of the world’s leading experts on Web 2.0 and the architecture of participation. Jeffrey has a unique combination of understanding database technology and global management. In their respective roles, they’ll both greatly benefit our company and the overall MySQL community.”

“MySQL has an exciting opportunity to change the landscape of the database software business — to make things easier and better for all different types of users,” said Jeffrey Pugh, MySQL AB’s vice president of Engineering. “I am looking forward to leveraging our talented globally-distributed development organization and the open-source community to deliver the best online database for modern applications.”

Tim O’Reilly, independent board member

Tim O’Reilly, the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., is an internationally recognized activist for open source and open standards. In 2004, his company coined the phrase “Web 2.0” to describe a new wave of Internet computing that was taking greater advantage of open source software and user interactivity. On the O’Reilly Radar blog (http://radar.oreilly.com), Tim and the Radar team watch the “alpha geeks” and report on emerging technology trends. O’Reilly Media has been a chronicle and catalyst of cutting-edge development since 1978, spreading the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences.

Tim is one of the computer industry’s leading book publishers. O’Reilly Media also publishes online through the O’Reilly Network and hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, the Web 2.0 Conference and the MySQL Conference & Expo. Tim’s blog (http://radar.oreilly.com) “watches the alpha geeks” to determine emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community.

Jeffrey Pugh, vice president of engineering

Dr. Jeffrey Pugh is vice president of engineering for MySQL AB, responsible for the development of the company’s family of open source database server software and tools. Based in MySQL’s Silicon Valley office, he reports to Zack Urlocker, executive vice president of products.

Jeffrey has over 20 years experience in leading and managing software teams. He joins MySQL from Spoke Software where he was vice president of engineering and technology for that company’s Web-based sales prospecting and lead generation software. Previously, he served in executive technology management positions for Attensity Corporation, TenFold Corporation, and as CIO for E.M. Warburg Pincus & Co., LLC, a leading global private equity firm. Earlier in his career, Jeffrey held various software engineering and senior product management roles at Oracle Corporation, where he was on the founding team for Oracle’s ERP suite.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a PhD in Aeronautics/Applied Math from the California Institute of Technology.

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 10 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, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA.

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 www.mysql.com.


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