mysql

  • Why Apps Need A New Data Center Stack Crunch Network

    Why Apps Need A New Data Center Stack

    The Internet has changed a lot about people’s lives in the past couple decades. Web and mobile applications let us search for information, buy products, and communicate frictionlessly, from anywhere — at speeds and in ways never before possible. We get movie recommendations on the dashboards of our cars, produce and publish videos on our phones, and buy thermostats that predict when… Read More

  • German Predictive Analytics Startup Rapid-I Rebrands As RapidMiner, Takes $5M From Open Ocean, Earlybird To Tackle The U.S. Market

    German Predictive Analytics Startup Rapid-I Rebrands As RapidMiner, Takes $5M From Open Ocean, Earlybird To Tackle The U.S. Market

    Rapid-I — a German specialist in analytics tools that wants to become the industry standard for how enterprises predict the future — is today announcing its first round of funding, a rebrand to RapidMiner, and a new HQ in Boston to jump with two feet into growing its business in North America. The Series A of $5 million — the first money ever raised by RapidMiner — is… Read More

  • Google Adds Support For Native MySQL Connections

    Google Adds Support For Native MySQL Connections

    Google Cloud SQL now supports native MySQL connections, a move that is intended to make it easier to integrate third-party applications. With the support, native MySQL apps can be plugged into Cloud SQL, allowing the customer to leave system administration and management for Google. Read More

  • Your Database Is Probably Terrible

    Your Database Is Probably Terrible

    Databases aren’t sexy, but they’re the absolute foundation of the tech world, the ground on which all of its edifices are constructed. You probably use a hundred every day. At least. They’re like the Spice in Dune: “S/he who controls the database, controls the universe!” Well, don’t look now, but that universe is beginning to quake. Read More

  • GitHub Says Database Issues Caused This Week’s Outage and Performance Problems

    GitHub Says Database Issues Caused This Week’s Outage and Performance Problems

    A database migration gone awry caused the outage and poor availability that GitHub customers experienced this week. In a lengthy blog post today, GitHub’s Jesse Newland, apologized for the outage and said overall it was way below the company’s standards. Read More

  • Oracle Makes More Moves To Kill Open Source MySQL

    Oracle Makes More Moves To Kill Open Source MySQL

    Oracle is holding back test cases in the latest release of MySQL. It’s a move that has all the markings of the company’s continued efforts to further close up the open source software and alienate the MySQL developer community. The issue stems back to a recent discovery that the latest MySQL release has bug fixes but without a single one having any test cases associated with it. Read More

  • Ex-MySQL, Nokia execs close €40 m fund for Europe-focused VC firm Open Ocean

    Exclusive – Open Ocean, a recently established venture capital firm co-founded by the investors who closed the $1 billion sale of MySQL to Sun Microsystems, has just finalized its Fund Three with approximately $60 million (40 million euros) in capital in the first closing, TechCrunch has learned. The fund kicks off the first widespread outreach from the former MySQL and Nokia team members… Read More

  • Ex-MySQL, Nokia Execs Close $60 M Fund For Europe-Focused VC Firm Open Ocean

    Exclusive – Open Ocean, a recently established venture capital firm co-founded by the investors who closed the $1 billion sale of MySQL to Sun Microsystems, has just finalized its Fund Three with approximately $60 million (40 million euros) in capital in the first closing, TechCrunch has learned. The fund kicks off the first widespread outreach from the former MySQL and Nokia team members… Read More

  • Former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos joins Index Ventures as EIR

    Mårten Gustaf Mickos, former CEO of MySQL, has joined Index Ventures as Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR). The news comes four months after the man joined another VC firm, Silicon Valley-based Benchmark Capital, also as EIR. In a statement, Index Ventures says Mickos will focus on seeking out new investment opportunities within the European technology market, helping to identify and… Read More

  • Neo Technology Commercializes Next Generation Graph Based Database

    A new generation of database products and companies is beginning to emerge, and one of the more interesting examples is Swedish-based Neo Technology, the developer and vendor of the neo4j graph based database (graph in the data structure sense). The neo4j product has been in development for over 8 years, and Neo Technology are today announcing a new $2.5M round of funding. The company has… Read More

  • Former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos Joins Benchmark As Entrepreneur In Residence

    Mårten Gustaf Mickos, former CEO of MySQL, is Benchmark Capital‘s newest Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR). Mickos served as chief executive officer for the open source database company from January 2001 to February 2008, when Sun Microsystems acquired MySQL for $1 billion. Benchmark was a relatively early investor in the company; they participated in the $20 million Series B round… Read More

  • MySQL founders invest in Swedish mobile tech startup Mobile Sorcery

    Many entrepreneurs who muzzle through a successful exit use some of the proceeds to become an angel investor and help other startups get, well, started. And that’s not exclusively a Silicon Valley thing. Stockholm, Sweden-based Mobile Sorcery has just raised an early-stage investment round amounting up to 1.5 million Swedish Kronor (approximately €145k or $206k USD), for the most… Read More

  • MySQL Founders Back Mobile Sorcery For Cross-Platform Development Technology

    Many entrepreneurs who muzzle through a successful exit use some of the proceeds to become an angel investor and help other startups get, well, started. And that’s not exclusively a Silicon Valley thing. Stockholm, Sweden-based Mobile Sorcery has just raised an early-stage investment round amounting up to 1.5 million Swedish Kronor (approximately €145k or $206k USD), for the most… Read More

  • New MySQL Fork Turns Back The Clock

    Drizzle is a newly announced fork of the open source MySQL project. The developers of the project are taking MySQL back to its roots as a light-weight web application database by removing many of the features introduced in MySQL 5. The fifth version of MySQL was in development for years as some users demanded features such as views, stored procedures, transaction handling, clustering and more. Read More

  • Sun Picks Up MySQL For $1 Billion; Open Source Is A Legitimate Business Model

    The big news this morning is that open source database startup MySQL finally found a year’s worth of rumors that they were mulling over an initial public offering. Sun Microsystems has acquired them instead, for $1 billion. MySQL had raised a total of $39 million from Benchmark, Index, IVP, Intel, and SAP. Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz wrote about the acquisition on his blog, lavishing praise… Read More

  • Automattic Spurns $200 Million Acquisition Offer

    Automattic, the company that created the WordPress.com blogging platform and oversees the WordPress.org open source project, has rejected a $200 million acquisition offer, say multiple sources. Half the price was to be paid in cash, half in stock in the buyer. The company, which has raised just $1.1 million in capital, has been on a tear lately. They acquired avatar startup Gravatar earlier… Read More

  • MYSQL IPO Chatter Picking Up Again

    One of the most-anticipated tech IPOs of the year has been that of open-source database company MySQL. It seemed like they were ready to go public back in the beginning of the year. Now I am hearing chatter from hedge fund circles that the filing may be imminent. Last I checked, nothing has been filed with the SEC yet. Investors, including Benchmark, Index, IVP, Intel, and SAP, have put… Read More