SkySQL Gains Strong Momentum Closing 2012 as Comprehensive Open

SkySQL Gains Strong Momentum Closing 2012 as Comprehensive Open
Source Database Solutions Provider for Enterprise and Cloud 
Commitment to MySQL and MariaDB Database Community Lays Foundation
for Continued Success in 2013 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/12 --  2012 was a big year,
especially for SkySQL, the trusted provider of open source database
solutions. The company evolved from a MySQL database support company
to a full-fledged open source solution provider, experiencing
momentum with strong sales growth, additional funding, hundreds of
valuable new enterprise customers, and launching the company's first
open-source products for enterprise and cloud databases. 
Momentum By the Numbers 

--  Earned over EUR 9 million in sales since founding
--  Works closely with 350+ enterprise customers in 30 countries
--  Averaging 400 downloads per day since launch of C+/C++ and Java
--  Raised EUR 4 million in funding

Now a Full-Fledged Open Source Database Solutions Provider
 Only its
second year in business, SkySQL has earned more than EUR 5 million in
sales. This year, the company raised more than EUR 4 million in
funding from Tekes, OnCorps, the Finnish Industry Investment Ltd.,
Spintop Ventures, and Open Ocean Capital to fund its product
development efforts. The investment fueled the growth as well as
development and launch of open source products to help MySQL users
improve upon their enterprise database deployments and transition to
the cloud. 
In September, SkySQL debuted both the SkySQL(TM) Enterprise Data
Suite and SkySQL(TM) Cloud Data Suite to provide world-class open
source database solutions without the world-class vendor lock-in.
This launch marked the company as a full-fledged products and
services organization and was welcomed positively by the industry.
Referring to the SkySQL(TM) Enterprise Data Suite and SkySQL(TM)
Cloud Data Suite in its October 3 Impact Report, 451 Research stated,
"The former brings together some of the best MySQL ecosystem
technologies and makes them available from a single supplier for the
first time, while the latter provides a taste of true innovation to
bring MySQL up to date with cloud computing." 
The company and its partner Monty Program also recently introduced
connectors for developers of C+/C++ and Java applications to easily
connect to the MySQL(R) and MariaDB(R) databases. Since the
connecting drivers were made available on November 29, SkySQL is
experiencing an average of 400 downloads per day from its website. 
"This has been an incredibly successful year for SkySQL. Our releases
set the direction in which we'll be heading in 2013," said Patrik
Sallner, SkySQL CEO. "You can expect us to use our unique position to
create incredible enterprise solutions and soon offer fully
operational commercial cloud database capabilities." 
Advancing the Open Source Ecosystem
 SkySQL now services more than
350 customers across 30 countries, including 1&1 Internet, Financial
Times, JetAir, Western Digital, XING and more new this year. The
company and its over a dozen partners from the MySQL ecosystem work
together to continue to grow adoption of MySQL(R) database
In the first half of 2012, SkySQL organized and hosted its first ever
global event for the MySQL database community. At the "SkySQL(TM) and
MariaDB(R): Solutions Day for the MySQL(R) Database" conference, more
than 250 attendees experienced a unique look at the state of the open
source database landscape and heard directly from influencers on the
direction of the industry.  
As part of its commitment to the community, SkySQL will kick off 2013
as part of the "SkySQL and MariaDB Roadshow," bringing both
organizations to 10 cities across the globe to share the latest
learnings and information with users of the MySQL(R) and MariaDB(R)
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, and follow the
company's conversations on Twitter and Facebook. 
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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