MySQL AB Sees Increased Growth & Momentum in EMEA

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Dublin Corporate Sales Office Grows 5X Over Previous 12 Months
for Open Source Database Vendor

Dublin, Ireland -- May 10, 2006 -- MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, is seeing increased growth and momentum in EMEA, resulting in further expansion of its Dublin corporate sales office. This is a result of unprecedented demand for MySQL database software in Europe, where the company already has a growing number of ISV and enterprise customers.

According to Richard Mason, MySQL AB's vice president of EMEA, "With more than 10 million active installations worldwide, we are experiencing unprecedented demand for MySQL software and services. As a result, we are expanding our Dublin-based corporate sales team to meet customer demand throughout Europe."

Recent major European customer wins for MySQL include Afnor, Alcatel,, Nokia, Pricer, Sagem Monetel, SEAT Pagine Gialle, Shunra, United Nations' FAO, Virgin Mobile, Waitrose, and

Continues Mason: "We are offering organisations in EMEA enterprise-class database management capabilities that are easier to deploy and provide a 90 percent TCO savings compared to traditional proprietary RDBMS software. Our success is clearly being reflected in the EMEA market by virtue of the record levels of interest being shown in MySQL. Growing our corporate sales team will help us execute on all our opportunities in 2006."

Irish Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment Miche?l Martin TD, welcoming the expansion, said "this is excellent news as it further consolidates MySQL's Dublin office and is to lead to a growth in employment of more than 50 new jobs over the next three years, creating positions mostly in sales but also in IT and administration. This expansion is in line with the Government's and IDA Ireland's objectives of attracting further sales and marketing operations in Ireland."

Contact Information

The MySQL offices are available at:


Fleet Chambers, 3rd Floor
8-9 Westmoreland Street
Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

Tel: +353 1 6177878
Fax: +44 207 900 3955

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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