Tuesday, September 8, 2009

MySQL Continues to be a "Tipping Point" in the IT Industry

MySQL continues to be a tipping point for the IT industry.  In March of 2008 and January 2009 I talked about MySQL being a very important factor in the IT industry.  Today, MySQL  continues to play an important role in the direction of the IT industry.  Some facts about MySQL in a down economy:
  • While technical conferences are being canceled or running at 50% attendance of previous years, the MySQL conference ran at 100% attendance.
  • MySQL continues to enjoy significant revenue growth.
  • The number of MySQL database servers continue to increase at a constant pace.
  • The passion of Dolphins remains very high.
So it will be interesting to watch what happens to MySQL in the next year.  Who knows there may be a future appendix to "The MySQL Story".    "Everybody, please fasten your seat belts."

1 comment:

Art Barrios said...

I am an Oracle DBA and just getting started with MySQL. One of the Oracle features I have found indispensible for commercial web applications is the Virtual Private Database feature or the ability to apply functions directly to tables. This allows for the simple development of multi-tenant web based applications. Any idea if this feature will ever be available in MySQL?