MySQL Conference – Opening Keynote with Marton Mickos

It’s an early start this morning at 8:20am at MySQL Conference 2007 with CEO MÃ¥rten Mickos keynote talk Welcome and State of MySQL AB.

Here are some of the key points that impressed on me.

“The Participatory & Disruptive spirit of the Dolphin.”.

Open Source disrupts inefficient models and produces new wealth.

Architecture of Participation.

  • GPL and FOSS licenses
  • Google

MySQL Architecture of Participation
You have the forge, the planet, community contributer program and many more.

Production of Amateurs

  • You Tube
  • Second Life
  • Wikipedia

Some really great Quotes:

“Fail often to succeed soon.” IDEO company slogan

“Noah’s Ark was built by amateurs, but the Titanic by professionals.”

Innovation Happens Here

MySQL Monitoring & Advisory Service

In his presentation of MySQL Network Enterprise Dashboard, If you were quick you would have noticed the MySQL Version 6.0.0-alpha-pb518.log

Leading Applications

  • Open Source ISVs
  • Web
  • Web 2.0
  • On-Demand
  • Hosting
  • Telco & VOIP
  • Security
  • Enterptise 2.0
  • Hub & Spoke

We want to be known as The Online Database.

Drawn to the Lamp

  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • IBM
  • Sun
  • HP
  • Dell
  • Unisys

They all have an Open Source strategy, the develop open source products, they use and partner with MySQL.

He also mentioned MySQL Enterprise Connection Alliance – MECA.

Global Distributed Organization

  • 70% work from home
  • 100 major locations in nearly 30 different countries.
  • There is a great focus on culture – global culture.

Disruptive Businesses

  • A smarter way to produce the goods
  • A smarter way to distribute them
  • Serve the underserved
  • Keep it simple
  • Innovate with technology to give customers more convenience
  • Make money
  • Gartner: 66% of enterprises are deploying MySQL or planning to
  • 750,000 newsletter subscribers
  • MySQL installed in over 11 million installations

Going Forward

  • Scalability
  • Availability
  • Manageability
MySQL – The best online database in the world.