1994-Development of MySQL

mysqlMichael Widenius and David Axmark started developing MySQL in 1994 and released the first version in 1995. Over the years, MySQL has become the open source database solution of choice and is used by a huge number of companies and websites like Facebook and Wikipedia. As of 2009, there were more than 11 million MySQL installations. MySQL has shown what big business open source is, in 2008 the company was bought by Sun for one billion dollars.


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