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MySQL a winner in server database clash
In a recent database benchmark test performed by Ziff Davis Media Inc., the company behind PC Magazine, eWeek and other well-known publications, MySQL stands out as a winner.
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MySQL AB at CeBIT 2002
MySQL AB will be exhibitor at CeBIT 2002, held in Hannover, Germany, from March 13th to 20th. Visit our booth (Hall 3 A45) and meet several MySQL AB team members!
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Letter from the CEO
On behalf of the whole MySQL team, I would like to thank you for a great 2001 and wish you and your partners all the best for 2002.
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Enhanced MySQL ODBC driver released
Version 3.51 of the MyODBC driver is now released by MySQL AB and available for download.
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U.S. Census Bureau Reaps Awards from MySQL-based Web Sites
Every ten years, the United States Census Bureau conducts a massive Census of the 105 million U.S. households to collect updated national demographic information. The U.S. Census Bureau also creates and manages web sites that serve as highly-accessible resources for national or local statistics. Most of these sites use the MySQL database server.
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Name the Dolphin has Ended
NEW: See list of most popular proposed names.
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MySQL pushes Yahoo! into InfoWorld 100 list
The editors of InfoWorld annually list the top 100 companies showing the greatest IT achievements during the year. This year they ranked Yahoo! as number 27 for their use of MySQL.
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Leading European VCs Invest in MySQL AB
MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, today announced that it has closed a first round of financing with leading European early stage investors.
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MySQL got the Readers' Choice Award from Linux Journal again
For the fourth year in a row, the MySQL database received the Linux Journal Readers' Choice Award in the "Favorite Database" category. The award was announced in the november issue of Linux Journal.
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Get your 4.0 support contract here!
MySQL AB is the only place where you can get an official support contract for MySQL 4.0 (and previous versions).
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MySQL 4.0 is here!
The long awaited version 4.0 of the MySQL database is now available for download at the MySQL website. The new version is intended as a platform for building mission critical, heavy load database solutions, and much effort has been put into providing a solid foundation for planned enhancements, some of which are included from the start.
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Linux Magazine Editors Choice Award to MySQL Again
For the second year in a row, the editors of Linux Magazine picked MySQL as the top Linux database. This is the explanation of the editors as quoted from the september issue of Linux Magazine:
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Overwhelming response to the MySQL survey
More than 11,000 people took our user survey during the six weeks it was running, evidence of the tremendous interest in the MySQL database. We want to thank everybody that took their time to help us fill out the survey.
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Presenting the new MySQL Logo

New MySQL Dolphin Logo

We're proud to present the new MySQL logo - a jumping dolphin - symbolizing the speed, power, precision and good nature of the MySQL database and community. The logo will be gradually introduced in the weeks to come.
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FAQ on MySQL vs. NuSphere Dispute
Uppsala, Sweden, 13 July 2001 - This is a summary of information that numerous people have asked us directly and on Slashdot and other discussion sites in the previous days. This summary does not contain ALL information relating to the present discussions and our relationship with NuSphere Corporation, but we have made every effort to include relevant items and present facts as facts. You are welcome with additional enquiries or comments to us at <opensource@mysql.com>.
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MySQL Community Threatened by Obscure MySQL.ORG Website
Obscure mysql.ORG website likely to confuse the worldwide community of users of the MySQL[tm] database server. MySQL AB as the rightful owner of the MySQL[tm] product and mark takes action to stop trademark violations and misrepresentation.
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Introducing MySQL.com Portals
MySQL AB has introduced new tools to our website to help you with using MySQL. Using our portals, you will be able to easily find the latest information about specific MySQL related topics. Use the portals interactively to rate, comment, purchase, or even add your own items!
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Article: MySQL Wizardry - Cross Tabulations
In affiliation with DevShed.com we bring you an in-depth tutorial about how to create cross tabulated statistical reports with MySQL. This tutorial provides a hands-on look at what's involved. You will see that, contrary to popular belief, server-side cross tabulations do not require expensive statistical programs.
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Help MySQL - Take Our Survey!
MySQL AB needs your help to make MySQL even better! Please take 10 minutes to fill-out our survey. We need this information to help us develop MySQL to suit future needs. This information will also help us know what services we may sell to support our development work. You can provide this, so please help us!
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Professional Training Team Joins MySQL AB
MySQL AB today announced that a professional MySQL training team has joined the company. Mr. Kaj Arno, heading the group, has been appointed Vice President responsible for building and developing the MySQL training program, certification and documentation. Arno and his crew join from Polycon AB, a company he co-founded in 1987 and that he has been running sucessfully as CEO since then.
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Blue World and MySQL AB to Deliver Embedded Lasso MySQL Database
Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers of the Web Data Engine[tm] and MySQL AB, developers of MySQL[tm]--the most widely used database on the Internet today announced strategic relations and a licensing agreement for the distribution of MySQL embedded in editions of Lasso Professional 5. The embedded MySQL database for Lasso Professional 5, e.g. Lasso MySQL, provides Lasso developers a powerful SQL database server as an integral part of Lasso Professional 5.
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New CEO at MySQL AB
MySQL AB, the company behind the world's most popular Open Source database server, MySQL, today announced the appointment of Marten Mickos as CEO. Mickos brings international marketing and business growth skills to the company in a phase where it is growing rapidly.
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Building a Database-Driven Website Using PHP and MySQL
In affiliation with Sitepoint.com we bring you an in-depth tutorial about how to create a database-driven website with PHP and MySQL. This tutorial provides a hands-on look at what's involved. By the end of this tutorial you should come away with everything you need to get started on your very own database-driven site in no time!
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MySQL AB searching for CFO in Sweden
MySQL AB is about to strengthen its management by hiring a seasoned Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to handle company finance and investor relations. The CFO will work with our CEO in growing the company and its business. If you fit this highly demanding and rewarding role, or happen to know somebody who does, please let us know as soon as possible.
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Motorola Teams with MySQL AB on Wireless Information System

Motorola today announced that they will include the MySQL database in their developers' toolkit for the iDEN handset network system. The system will allow users to wirelessly access information from host servers through "always on", handheld devices. MySQL AB will offer support to iDEN developers.
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Articles Section Announced

You can now read more about MySQL in our new Articles section. Starting with an introduction to MySQL by W.J. Gilmore, the section will later cover MySQL related articles in media, stories from successful MySQL users, HOWTO-articles and much more.
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Oracle Migration Kit shows MySQL Impact

At MySQL AB we are pleased to note that Oracle Corporation has shown their recognition of the significant MySQL impact in the database market by creating a MySQL-Oracle migration kit. We are delighted that Oracle shares our view that it should be easy to transfer data between various database architectures.
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MySQL 3.23 Declared Stable
MySQL, the worlds most widely used Open Source Database, version 3.23, is now declared stable. It's been almost two years since the previous version 3.22 was declared stable in January 1999. This means that MySQL 3.23 can now be safely used in production environments. Version 3.23 was released under the GNU GPL-license in June 2000 and has been available in several pre-stable versions ever since.
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NASA switches from Oracle to MySQL
In November a team at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center finished the transition of the NASA Acquisition Internet Service (NAIS) from Oracle to MySQL. NAIS sends e-mail notifications to users based on specified interests and enables users to query the Web site (nais.nasa.gov) for updated opportunities.
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Happy New Year!
The MySQL Development Team wants to wish all our customers, partners and friends a Happy New Year!
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MySQL wins Linux Journal Readers Choice Award again!
For the third Year in a row MySQL won the Readers Choice Award in Linux Journal. Considering that MySQL earlier this fall won the Linux Magazine Editors Choice Award, reading magazines on the whole has been a very rewarding experience for MySQL fans lately.
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Michael "Monty" Widenius Predicts Open Source Database Impact on Market
Michael "Monty" Widenius, cofounder and CTO of MySQL AB, predicts a substantial Open source database impact on the markets today dominated by proprietary database companies. Montys speech at the OSDN-summit in San Jose was quoted by CBS Marketwatch.
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AbriaSoft announces Windows version of Abria SQL Standard
Abriasoft has ported their Abriasoft SQL Standard product to the Windows operating system. The release includes MySQL, Apache, Perl and PHP as well as administrative tools. It is designed to integrate into the Windows platform using InstallShield and will run on Windows NT and Windows 2000.
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Lasso Lite connects Mac OS X public beta to MySQL
Blue World Communications Inc. announces Lasso Lite 3.6.5. for Mac OS X public beta. Lasso Lite is a database-to-web solution designed to give Web developers a high performance, robust tool for connecting Mac OS X Public beta running Apache to MySQL databases. The beta version of Lasso Lite 3.6.5. is currently available for free download at the Blueworld website.
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AbriaSoft releases MySQL training CD-ROM
AbriaSoft this week released a training CD-ROM for MySQL administrators, stating that this will be the first product in a series of MySQL education products. The CD-ROM is designed for users with some database experience who want to learn how to administer a MySQL server. It covers installation, tools and utilities, database security, restoration and networking and also provides troubleshooting advice.
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Polycon Ab provides first Official MySQL database Training
Polycon Ab, a well-established Finnish supplier of services and training for Web, Windows and Linux based IT applications, today signed an agreement with MySQL AB to provide Official MySQL training to current and future users of the most popular database management system on the Web.
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Red Hat Linux 7 includes MySQL
"MySQL is already the most used database in the Linux world, and we expect the Red Hat Linux 7 release to strengthen our position even more", says Michael "Monty" Widenius, CTO of MySQL AB.
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Using MySQL's Built-in Replication to Maximize Availability
"MySQL's internal replication is built on a master-slave relationship between two or more servers, with one acting as the master, and any number acting as slaves. I'll walk through configuring two servers as a master slave pair, describing the process..."
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MySQL voted best database by Linux Magazine editors
MySQL is the best and most popular Linux database according to the editors of Linux Magazine. MySQL is rewarded the year 2000 Tuxie award for it's speed, reliability and ease of use. The editors are also pleased with MySQL being released under the GPL license in June 2000.
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Abriasoft partners with O'Reilly to release box packaged distribution of MySQL
AbriaSoft, a Silicon Valley provider of database solutions, today announced its release of Abria SQL Standard, the company's first packaged MySQL distribution. Abriasoft also announced a partnership with O'Reilly & Associates, including the book "MySQL and mSQL", written by Randy Jay Yarger et al. in their distribution.
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MaxSQL announced
In his presentation on optimizing MySQL at the recent O'Reilly conference in Monterey, Michael "Monty" Widenius, the main developer of the MySQL database, announced plans for MaxSQL
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Optimizing MySQL (oscon2000)
Slides of Monty's "Optimizing MySQL" speech are now available.
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MySQL GOES GPL
"We have always considered ourselves committed members of the Open Source and Free Software communities," said Monty Widenius, project leader on MySQL. Moving to the GNU General Public License (GPL) is a way to show this". It is the latest beta (version 3.23.19) and all new releases that is being GPLed.
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Transactions introduced
MySQL 3.23.15 includes experimental support for Berkeley DB, a transaction safe database handler.
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Release of MyODBC 2.50.31
MyODBC 2.50.31 released.
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Release of MyODBC 2.50.30
MyODBC 2.50.30 released.
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New releases
Release of MySQL-Win32 3.22.33
Release of Win32 shareware version 3.22.33.
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New site tools
New site tools: MySQL site UDMSearch and Searchable Manual with user comments.
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New machine for the web
Change of machine to handle the web site. This will allow us to do a lot of new improvement to the web site in the near future.
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New releases
Release of MySQL-Win32 3.23.13a
Release of mysql-3.23.13a
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New releases
Release of MySQL-Win32 3.23.12c
Release of mysql-3.23.12
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Security update
Release of mysql-3.23.11
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Security update
Release of mysql-3.22.32
Release of MySQL-Win32 3.22.32
Release of Win32 shareware version 3.22.32.
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New releases
Release of mysql-3.23.10
Release of MySQL-Win32 3.23.9a
Release of MySQL-Win32 3.22.31
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MySQL voted "favorite database" by Linux journal
MySQL got the "Readers Choice award as "Favorite database" by Linux journal, January 2000
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A live interview with Michael "Monty" Widenius
A real chance to hear what Webmonkey call 'a delightful Finnish accent' :)
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New releases
Release of mysql-3.22.30
Release of MySQL-Win32 3.22.30
Release of Win32 shareware version 3.22.30.
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Release of mysql-3.22.29
MySQL 3.22.29 released.
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Release of mysql-3.23.8
MySQL 3.23.8 released.
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