Monday, February 8, 2010

Ken Jacobs a great advocate of the database user communities

Ken Jacobs has been a fantastic advocate of the Oracle and MySQL user communites.  I met Ken on the board of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG).  While Ken was the board liasson on the IOUG board, he was always supporting the Oracle user groups and made very important contributions throughout his time on the board and afterwards.  After serving time on the board, Ken was still always available and continued to be a great resource to the user community.

Ken continued his important contributions in the open source community through his work with InnoDB and MySQL.

Ken thank you for always being there.  Your contributions made a big difference and continue to be felt today. I was very disappointed that Ken will no longer be serving in role with InnoDB, MySQL and Open Source.

Take care and thanks for all the great memories.  Your selfless efforts and friendship will always be appreciated.

Best wishes in all your future endeavors.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, George...took a class from you many years ago, I think in Columbus, OH! I also pass on my thanks to "Dr. DBA" Ken Jacobs. He was amazing in every way, helping customers with Oracle...I would love to contact him as we had a working relationship over the years, but it appears that he is taking retirement serious, I haven't seen anything on the net from him in a you know how he is doing and what he is up to? Thanks, Don Cavin,