MySQL & Carahsoft Extend Partnership to Deliver Leading Open Source Database Solutions to U.S. Govt Agencies

RESTON, Virginia — March 21, 2007 — MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, today announced an expanded partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., a leading government information technology provider, to accelerate the adoption of the MySQL database among U.S. federal government agencies. Carahsoft is now MySQL AB’s Master GSA partner and distributor to the federal public sector channel. MySQL government customers and resellers now have convenient, one-stop access to official MySQL information and training through Carahsoft.

This agreement builds on the success of the MySQL | Carahsoft partnership established last year, in which MySQL products and services were awarded to Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule, #GS-35F-0131R, for a term of five years. Today, the affordable, high-performance MySQL database is deployed throughout federal government agencies, including the U.S. Air Force, U.S Army, U.S. Navy, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC); as well as the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

“The MySQL database is recognized as a leading database solution throughout the world, delivering the powerful cost-of-ownership benefits, ease of use and performance required by government agencies,” said Craig P. Abod, president of Carahsoft. “As MySQL’s master GSA partner, our goal is to add tremendous value to MySQL’s public sector reseller network and continue to build MySQL’s government channel of partners.” Carahsoft was established by a group of seasoned professionals with decades of experience in government sales, government marketing, and federal GSA contract program management.

“Carahsoft represents a select group of top-tier software and hardware manufacturers that provide government resellers with a convenient way to include proven technology as part of their solutions,” said Mark Burton, MySQL AB’s executive vice president of Sales, Channels and Alliances. “Their dedicated sales support and knowledgeable sales team will add to MySQL’s strong and growing momentum in the federal government market.”

MySQL’s benefits can be seen in government agencies such as the Naval Air Systems Command Lakehurst (NAVAIR LKE). NAVAIR uses MySQL in a flight planning, execution, and readiness application for its Aviation Data Management and Control System (ADMACS) program. MySQL replaced a legacy proprietary database and will soon support a fully redundant, multi-level security system in all active aircraft carriers as part of the ADMACS real-time information management system. The MySQL system was chosen based on the Navy’s need for a database management system that is stable enough to operate in a harsh environment and flexible enough to provide mission-critical solutions that are fault-tolerant and able to operate in a clustered architecture.

For more information about the performance and cost benefits of MySQL for government agencies, please download MySQL’s government whitepaper at http://www.mysql.com/gov or contact federalsales@mysql.com, 408-213-6600. For government-specific product or support needs, please contact government-feature-requests@mysql.com.

For ordering information, please contact Carahsoft at: 1-888-44-MySQL or email mysql@carahsoft.com.

About Carahsoft
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is a trusted government IT solutions provider. The company combines technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. Carahsoft serves as the master GSA schedule holder/distributor for MySQL, Red Hat, Adobe, Pillar Data Systems and Symantec. In addition to open source, information storage/security, and Adobe solutions, Carahsoft maintains dedicated teams to support sales and marketing of HR solutions including Avue Technologies and Careerbuilder, as well as intelligence solutions through its partnerships with many of the In-Q-Tel portfolio companies. For more information, visit www.carahsoft.com or call 888-662-2724.

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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