During the last month, I have had the opportunity to be involved in three MySQL training classes that have included Sun employees. Without exception, every Sun employee has shown a lot of enthusiasm about the potential for MySQL and Sun. Every Sun employee has gone out of their way to welcome MySQL employees. There have been a lot of excellent discussions on the potential of Sun and MySQL technology and what they potentially can do together. I wish we could have podcast some of these discussions. The sharing of ideas and the collaboration was fantastic. Getting a number of knowledgeable people in database, messaging, identity management, storage, cluster and application server technology in one room and the exchange of ideas was a great experience. Thanks Pedro, Maggie, Walter, Ram, Andrea, Malek, Mitch, Seumas and everyone for all the positive energy and warm welcome!
Next week the Sun on-board process begins for most U.S. MySQL employees. Meeting a number of fantastic people at Sun is definitely a great beginning to the Sun experience.