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SkySQL and MariaDB Will Host Second Annual "MySQL(R) and Cloud Database Solutions Day"

Free Event Featuring Tutorials, Keynotes and Solutions Lounge Taking Place April 26, 2013 at Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 -- SkySQL, the trusted provider of open source database solutions, and MariaDB, created by MySQL®-database-creator Michael (Monty) Widenius and its employees, today announced the companies will organize and host their 2nd annual MySQL® and Cloud Database Solutions Day on April 26, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. The free event, taking place directly after the Percona Live: MySQL User Conference and Expo 2013, will provide tutorials and keynotes from MySQL and MariaDB visionaries, customers and partners.

To register and learn more about the event, please visit: http://info.skysql.com/roadshow2013-0

The day will begin with Monty Widenius and Patrik Sallner, SkySQL CEO, sharing insights on the current and future trends pertaining to the most popular open source database, as well as the Cloud. The event itself features two technical tracks: one focused on the MySQL & MariaDB databases and related technologies, with a second focused on best practices for deploying database applications in the Cloud. Speakers will also include big data and analytics experts, as well as SkySQL & MariaDB customers, users and partners.

Attendees will learn about the new and improved MariaDB, how to adapt their MySQL solutions to the Cloud, create a high availability environment for their MySQL database, and more as well as receive free, hands-on help with their MySQL or MariaDB database installations from expert SkySQL & MariaDB consultants in the Solutions Lounge.

A powerful day of learning for MySQL DBAs, application developers building solutions on MySQL and development/engineering management, the MySQL® and Cloud Database Solutions Day takes place immediately following the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo, providing an extra day of free tutorials and discussions on core topics with exclusive speakers. Lunch will be served to all registered attendees.

What: MySQL® and Cloud Database Solutions Day
When: Friday, April 26, 2013
Where: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara - Santa Clara, Calif.
Who: MySQL DBAs, application developers building solutions on MySQL/MariaDB and development/engineering management

Last year, more than 250 professionals attended the inaugural event, experiencing a unique look at the state of the database landscape and hearing directly from influencers on the direction of the industry in general.

"The Solutions Day event is the perfect platform for us to continue to discuss plans for SkySQL & MariaDB cooperating on open source projects, partners and commercial solutions," said Widenius.

"Last year's Solutions Day was a must-attend event for me," said Dan Berry, director data management at Constant Contact. "I learned much and gained valuable insight from in-person meetings with great minds in open source. I can't wait to see what they have in store for this year's event."

Additional community suggestions and input on the event's content are more than welcome. Those interested in submitting ideas, please send an email to [email protected].

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About SkySQL
SkySQL is the trusted provider of open source database solutions for MySQL and MariaDB users -- in the enterprise and cloud, providing over 350 enterprise customers including Canal+, ClubMed, Constant Contact, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin Mobile, Western Digital and XING with database deployment and management solutions.

With 250+ years of original MySQL experience, SkySQL has the leading MySQL talent pool with sponsorship by the original MySQL and MariaDB creators. It has also developed cloud-based database management solutions that bring ease of use, while providing an effective way to increase database productivity both in the enterprise and the cloud.

For more information, please visit www.skysql.com, and follow the company's conversations on Twitter and Facebook.

About Monty Program
Monty Program Ab was founded by Michael "Monty" Widenius, the founder and creator of MySQL®. Monty Program is a center of engineering excellence for MariaDB, the Aria storage engine, MySQL®, and other associated technologies.

More than half of its staff are full-time developers, including most of the original MySQL engineers, some new personnel, and Monty. The organization has a better knowledge of the core MySQL® code than any other company, is well funded and takes a long-term view with its plans and strategies.

For more information, visit: http://montyprogram.com/about/

MySQL is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates. MariaDB is a registered trademark of Monty Program Ab.

SkySQL and the SkySQL logo are trademarks of SkySQL Inc. or SkySQL Ab. Neither SkySQL nor Monty Program is affiliated with MySQL or Oracle. All other company and product names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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