servers, so we
have plenty of
room to grow.”
—Jeff Freund, CEO and Founding
Jeff Freund, CEO and founding chief technology officer of Clickability, speaks highly of Oracle’s commitment to MySQL. “There are places where Oracle Database is
the right solution, and there are places where MySQL is the right solution, and the fact that Oracle is acknowledging that is a real sign of maturity,” he says.
MySQL for reporting databases, databases
for departmental servers, and databases for
When it comes to databases and database
applications, Olofson doesn’t necessarily
think that there’s a one-size-fits-all solution.
In fact, he often sees organizations using
a combination of database solutions, such
as MySQL and Oracle Database. “You’ll
frequently see MySQL being used in
specialized roles, such as for Web presence,
while a company’s back-office systems might be driven by Oracle
Database,” says Olofson.
It’s a synergy that’s not lost on Tomas Ulin, vice president of
MySQL development at Oracle. “We see the combination of Oracle
and MySQL as a win-win, not only for commercial customers but for
the entire MySQL community,” says Ulin.
The dedication to MySQL is a strong example of Oracle’s drive to
deliver both a complete stack and integrated solutions, Ulin points
Location: San Francisco, California
Revenue: US$20 million
Oracle products: MySQL Enterprise Edition,
MySQL Enterprise Monitor, MySQL Enterprise
Backup, MySQL Query Analyzer
out, adding that in addition to its open source
heritage, MySQL complements Oracle’s
traditional enterprise database solutions by
targeting scenarios ranging from Web 2.0 and
hosting service providers to read-intensive
applications and departmental projects.
One person who is winning with the
combination of Oracle and MySQL is Jeff
Freund, CEO and founding chief technology
officer of San Francisco, California–based Clickability, a leader in
on-demand, cloud-based Web content management. Clickability’s
solution enables companies to deploy sophisticated, dynamic
Websites and Web content without investing directly in hardware or
I T infrastructure. Freund was one of thousands of MySQL users who
attended the MySQL Sunday event at Oracle Open World 2010.
“One of the good things about the MySQL Sunday event at Oracle
Open World 2010 was seeing how many Oracle users were showing
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