The Atlanta MySQL Meetup Group Pages

The Atlanta MySQL Meetup Group was founded in December 2006 for local users of the leading open source database to meet and share MySQL ideas, questions, and expertise. We provide news and demos regarding MySQL, and we explore how MySQL benefits Open Source Software, Web Development, and Business growth.

MySQL AB develops and markets a family of high performance, affordable database servers and tools. Our mission is to make superior data management available and affordable for all. We contribute to building the mission-critical, high-volume systems and products worldwide.

MySQL AB is defining a new database standard. This is based on its dedication to providing a less complicated solution suitable for widespread application deployment at a greatly reduced TCO. MySQL's robust database solutions embody an ingenious software architecture while delivering dramatic cost savings. With superior speed, reliability, and ease of use, MySQL has become the preferred choice of corporate IT Managers because it eliminates the major problems associated with downtime, maintenance, administration and support.

MySQL is a key part of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl / Python), a fast growing open source enterprise software stack. More and more companies are using LAMP as an alternative to expensive proprietary software stacks because of its lower cost and freedom from lock-in.

Our Values

We want the MySQL server to be:

* The best and the most used database in the world
* Available and affordable for all
* Easy to use
* Continuously improved while remaining fast and safe
* Fun to use and improve
* Free from bugs

MySQL AB and the people of MySQL AB:

* Subscribe to the Open Source philosophy
* Aim to be good citizens
* Prefer partners that share our values and mindset
* Answer email and give support
* Are a virtual company, networking with others

Business Benefits

We provide outstanding benefits to businesses worldwide. MySQL:

* Reduces database licensing costs by over 90%
* Cuts system downtime by 60%
* Lowers hardware expenditure by 70%
* Reduces administration, engineering and support costs by up to 50%
* Delivers less complicated solutions that complement existing corporate database such as Oracle, IBM DB2, and Microsoft SQL Server

MySQL AB Founders

The company was founded in Sweden by two Swedes and a Finn: David Axmark, Allan Larsson and Michael "Monty" Widenius who have worked together since the 80's. MySQL AB is the sole owner of the MySQL server source code, the MySQL trademark and the mysql.com domain worldwide. The company is privately held and without debt, and it is financed by venture capital since July 2001.

If you want to know more or have a request or proposal for us, please visit our contacts page to learn how you best reach us.

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About The Atlanta MySQL Meetup Group February 2, 2007 10:09 AM former member

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