SkySQL and Monty Program Release the MariaDB Client Library for

SkySQL and Monty Program Release the MariaDB Client Library for C and
MariaDB Client Library for Java Applications 
Connectors Now Available to the MySQL(R) Community as Part of the
MariaDB Open Source Project 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/12 --  SkySQL, the trusted
provider of open source database solutions, and Monty Program, the
home of MariaDB, owned by MySQL(R)-database-creator Monty Widenius
and its employees, today announced the immediate availability of its
connectors, 'MariaDB Client Library for C and MariaDB Client Library
for Java Applications,' to the wider MySQL(R) database community in
the permissive LGPL license.  
With this announcement, the connectors become part of the wider
MariaDB open source project, to which users will be able to
contribute via relevant online resources. 
Good news for open source developers
 This announcement is relevant
to users of applications built in C or Java language that also make
use of a MariaDB and/or MySQL database, as these require a connector
to ensure that the applications and the databases can talk to each
News Highlights
 As part of their ongoing efforts to contribute
innovation and technology to the wider MySQL database and open source
user communities, SkySQL & Monty Program today announced the
availability of the MariaDB Client Library for C and MariaDB Client
Library for Java Applications.  
Until today, the two companies had been working on the connectors as
a joint internal project used for specific customer requirements. The
companies are now making their connectors generally available to the
community as part of the MariaDB open source project. 
Connectors enable users to connect from a given application to a
database, in this case the MySQL and MariaDB databases. Commercial
maintenance and support for the servers and connectors will be
available via SkySQL's Enterprise Data Suite. 
Download links and additional resources 

--  Download the connectors
--  Read the FAQ
--  MariaDB website
--  SkySQL website
--  MariaDB Knowledgebase

Supporting quotes
 "These connectors have been an internal SkySQL/Monty
Program project long enough, and it was time to make them available
to the wider MySQL user community," said Monty Widenius, CEO of Monty
Program. "The co
nnectors will add value to the MariaDB project by
making our database technology, and the MariaDB project itself,
easier to use. We're opening the MariaDB project even further to the
community and demonstrating that innovation happens with MariaDB." 
"We've seen a strong demand for connectors from the MySQL database
ecosystem and are looking for means to ensure that the ecosystem
prospers and that both users and developers have a rich set of
options. We believe that these connectors will help to stimulate
innovation in the ecosystem," added Patrik Sallner, CEO of SkySQL.
"Helping organizations adopt the MySQL and MariaDB databases more
easily also reinforces our position as the one-stop shop for all
things MySQL and MariaDB databases." 
About SkySQL
 SkySQL is the trusted provider of open source database
solutions for MySQL and MariaDB users -- in the enterprise and cloud,
providing over 300 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, 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(R). Monty Program is a
center of engineering excellence for MariaDB, the Aria storage
engine, MySQL(R), 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(R) code than
any other company, is well funded and takes a long-term view with its
plans and strategies. 
For more information, visit: 
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. 
Jennifer Wilbur
Mission PR
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