MySQL AB Opens Benelux Office

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Hengelo, Netherlands -- September 20, 2006 -- MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, is building on its European organisation. With a new sales office in the Netherlands, MySQL will focus on supporting corporate customers and users throughout the Benelux region.

In Europe, the Benelux market is one of the most important new focus areas for MySQL AB. Marten Mickos, the company's CEO, says: "Companies in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg are active users of open source software. To meet this growing demand, we now offer local, cost-effective access to training, consulting and other services to help with the design of high-performance MySQL database applications."

"MySQL is an incredibly powerful, yet easy to use database," said Willem Vos, founder of and "Its speed and flexibility make it a perfect foundation for fast-growing Web sites and companies looking to save money without sacrificing performance."

Other Benelux companies that are using MySQL include KPN, KLM, Philips, Imtech,, and

MySQL AB's new Benelux office is based in Hengelo, Netherlands and is managed by Country Sales Manager, Gérard Ringenaldus. Ringenaldus says: "With my experience at different large database vendors, we are able to expand our corporate presence to the Benelux market."

MySQL AB has headquarters in Sweden and the United States. MySQL also has offices in UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Finland and Japan -- and partners around the world.

About MySQL

MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable database products -- including MySQL Network, a comprehensive set of certified software and premium support services. The company's flagship product is the MySQL Server, the world's most popular open source database, with more than 10 million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Alcatel, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software.

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


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