Edward Screven of Oracle to Answer Questions for future of MySQL

For those of you on the O’Reilly MySQL conference list you will no doubt see this email, but for readers here is the important bits.

Oracle Executive Will Speak at O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo
Edward Screven to Answer Questions re: Future of MySQL

Sebastopol, CA, February 24, 2010—Wonder about the future of MySQL? Curious about what Oracle plans for the open source database software? Expect answers when Edward Screven, Oracle’s chief corporate architect and leader of the MySQL business, speaks at the O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo, scheduled for April 12-15, at the Santa Clara Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.

Edward Screven reports to CEO Larry Ellison, and he drives technology and architecture decisions across all Oracle products to ensure that product directions are consistent with Oracle’s overall strategy. He’ll discuss the current and future state of MySQL, now part of the Oracle family of products. His presentation will also cover Oracle’s investment in MySQL technology and community, as well as the role that open source in general is playing within heterogeneous customer environments around the world.

I have not found a link yet to provide reference to this.


  1. ronald says

    Thanks Marc, Mark and Matt. What I was hoping to add was a link to a news item or press release from mysql.com, oreilly.com or oracle.com to reflect what is I hope important news for MySQL.

  2. says

    Ronald — the “state of the dolphin” keynote is not really any more important than it has been in previous years. I think people are anticipating big changes, and so there’s the expectation there will be big news…

    Lack of a press release is just more of a sign that Oracle owning MySQL does not mean the sky is falling.