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Collaborate sneak preview: MySQL, the Ecosystem, the Product

  1. 1. Collaborate Sneak Preview:MySQL,the Ecosystem,the ProductKAJ ARNÖEVP Products, SkySQL Ab 2011-02-16
  2. 2. Agenda for the IOUG Webinar 16 Feb 2011• The essentials of MySQL’s background and history –... to the extent it’s relevant for IOUG members• MySQL AB, Sun, Oracle: What is the same? What’s different?• Brief history of MySQL, the product, the company –Core values | Milestones | Positioning –The role and expectations of the MySQL community | New players –Business implications MySQL, Sun Microsystems and Oracle are trademarks of Oracle Corp. and/or its affiliates 2
  3. 3. Don’t miss MySQL at COLLABORATE 11!Get four days of expert-level education, user-driven sessionsand networking around MySQL best practices. Hang out in the Open Source Lounge and attend the Sunday night MySQL group dinner, too! Register and use offer code “MYSQ” during the first step of registration to receive the lowest registration rate ($1,175) – a savings of more than $200! Learn more at 3
  4. 4. Your speaker• SkySQL Ab Oct 2010- –EVP Products (Mktg, Eng)• Oracle 2010• Sun Microsystems 2008-09 –MySQL Ambassador• MySQL AB 2001-07 –VP Community Relations –VP Engineering –CIO, VP Services, VP Training• Polycon Ab 1987-2001 –CEO 4
  5. 5. 1981 - 1995 - 2000 - 2001 5
  6. 6. Core Values• Stability –”We hate bugs”• Performance –386 at CeBIT 2001• Ease of use –15 min rule• GPL v2.0 6
  7. 7. LAMP | P = Perl PHP Python 7
  8. 8. The MySQL Community• Brand recognition and user base –like Linux• Quality Assurance –like Linux• Recruitment base –not like Linux• Little code contributions –unlike Linux 8
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  10. 10. MySQL and Oracle• -2005: Little touching points• 2005-: InnoDB –the most popular storage engine• 2006 Partner of the Year• Co-existence• Alternative or complement? 10
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  12. 12. The MySQL AB Heritage• MySQL AB was: –70K+ downloads per day since 2003 –13M+ active installations worldwide –The largest OSS exit to-date with $1B purchase by Sun• MySQL is: –Part of Oracle via the acquisition of Sun Microsystems –Developed and improved by Oracle as ”regulated” by a commitment with (or press release to) the EU 12
  13. 13. 15 Jan 2008: Sun announces acquisition• 13
  14. 14. 28 Feb 2008: Sun closed MySQL acquisition• Good mood• Integration• Role: ”MySQL Ambassador to Sun”• Compatible cultures• Different customer base• Easy story• Good will x 2 14
  15. 15. 2008-03 to 2009-03: MySQL Resignations• Clint Smith (MySQL legal counsel) resigns• David Axmark (co-founder) resigns• Mårten Mickos (ex CEO) resigns• Michael ”Monty” Widenius (co-founder) resigns• Ulf Sandberg (ex SVP services) resigns 15
  16. 16. 21 April 2009: Oracle announcement 16
  17. 17. ”What hasn’t changed with MySQL”• Blog entry 21 April 2009 right after a former colleague alerted me with what I thought was a joke, ”So Oracle bought MySQL after all!”• Change: Sun Microsystems and Oracle announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Oracle will acquire Sun. 17
  18. 18. 1. There still is a huge base of MySQL usersout there• They have economic interests that are independent of whoever owns MySQL.• The users in the MySQL community come in all flavors, ranging from casual users to those who intimately know the inner workings of MySQL and have contributed to the code base.• Status February 2011: Still very true. 18
  19. 19. 2. There still is a huge talent pool of MySQLexperts in Sun Microsystems, ...• ... in Support, in Consulting, in Training, in Engineering, in other parts of Sun.• They have a strong loyalty towards the MySQL users they have served over many years.• Status February 2011: Partly true. –Change: The MySQL expert talent pool is to a much lesser degree at Sun (or Oracle) than April 2009 –True: Very many remain in the MySQL ecosystem 19
  20. 20. 3. MySQL is still licensed under the GPL• The GPL license used to form a safety net for the users not certain about whether MySQL AB would follow the spirit of Open Source.• It continued to be so with Sun Microsystems. And the Open Source license continues to provide a safety net for its user base, regardless of the owner of MySQL.• Status February 2011: True, but ... 20
  21. 21. 3. MySQL is still licensed under the GPL, but• ... parts around MySQL are commercial only• ... closed source extensions are conceivable• ... fixing of bugs found by the community isn’t happening quickly• ... contributions are as low as ever 21
  22. 22. 4. MySQL has founders, one in particular ...• ... who still haven’t fallen off the face of the planet.• Moreover, their passion for MySQL and its users continues.• Status February 2011: Very true. 22
  23. 23. 2009-05 to 2010-01: Waiting for closure• Nine months of waiting, not one and a half• ”Just two more months”• 2009-08 to 2010-01: Monty campaign• 2009-09 to 2010-01: EU needs more time to study• ”Business as usual”• Ten-step MySQL press promise by Oracle• Further attrition 23
  24. 24. Oracle Commitment to the EU over MySQL• Continued Availability of Storage Engine APIs• Non-assertion against any 3rd party or vendor for the implementation of storage engines under GPL• Same licence commitment for commercial customers• MySQL enhancements under GPL• Non-mandatory support• Increased R&D• MySQL Customer Advisory Board• MySQL Storage Engine Advisory Board• MySQL Reference Manual• Maintain customer’s choice to buy yearly support -- shorter: 24
  25. 25. 2010-02 to today: Integration, attrition• 2010-04 MySQL Conference with O’Reilly• Further attrition• 2010-11 New pricing• Reactions and overreactions in the press• 2011-02 Support system migration 25
  26. 26. The future? Some relevant questions• Will community bugs be fixed?• Closed source extensions?• ”Forking” between commercial and community editions?• Necessity to re-install mysqld at start or end of commercial support relationship? 26
  27. 27. Players in the MySQL Ecosystem• Oracle• Ex-employees: Open Query, Percona, Ronald Bradford, FromDual, Drizzle• Long-time ”near-ex-employees”: Pythian, 451 Group, Palomino• Top ”community customers”: Facebook, Google, eBay• Technical ”communty partners”: PBXT, ScaleDB, WebYog, Tokutek, Continuent• SkySQL Ab, Monty Program Ab 27
  28. 28. Monty Program Ab• Promotes MariaDB• Development• Open Source commitment• Top engineers from MySQL AB times• Incorporated in Finland• Bug fixing• New features 28
  29. 29. Intro to SkySQL The alternative source for software, services and support for the MySQL® database 29
  30. 30. SkySQL Ab• Founded by: Key people from MySQL AB (Execs, managers and an angel investor)• Funded by: US Investment group, David Axmark, Michael ”Monty” Widenius• Operating in 13 countries with: –65% of the team focused on Services & Support –15% of the team focused on Sales, Presales & Marketing –95% of the team ex-MySQL AB employees• Backed by: –Product Engineering Monty Program Ab 30
  31. 31. SkySQL Goals• To be #1 worldwide provider of MySQL-related offerings• To build a profitable, sustainable commercial business while preserving open source values• To raise the bar on the quality of MySQL service and support• To ensure and promote competition 31
  32. 32. SkySQL Offering• SkySQL Enterprise Subscriptions –Monitoring, Administration and End User tools –L0 to L3 Technical and Consultative Support on the most famous and used MySQL distributions and forks• SkySQL Consulting –Top class team for MySQL technology –Extended service offering from Health Check to continuous administration• SkySQL Training –Training for MySQL DBAs and Developers 32
  33. 33. Don’t miss MySQL at COLLABORATE 11!Get four days of expert-level education, user-driven sessionsand networking around MySQL best practices. Hang out in the Open Source Lounge and attend the Sunday night MySQL group dinner, too! Register and use offer code “MYSQ” during the first step of registration to receive the lowest registration rate ($1,175) – a savings of more than $200! Learn more at 33
  34. 34. Thank you!KAJ ARNÖEVP 34