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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 connectors
  • 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™ Enterprise Data Suite and SkySQL™ 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™ Enterprise Data Suite and SkySQL™ 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® and MariaDB® 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® database technologies.

In the first half of 2012, SkySQL organized and hosted its first ever global event for the MySQL database community. At the "SkySQL™ and MariaDB®: Solutions Day for the MySQL® 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® 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 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.

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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