This tweet from former MySQL AB CEO Mårten Mickos caught my eye. It shows a trend of increased demand for MySQL and PostgresSQL expertise while job postings on job websites for those with Oracle and Ingres expertise declined. I was a little shocked by the graph until you realize it’s just a trend. I then […]
I was reading J onathan Swartz’s blog and saw this video with MySQL CEO Marten Mickos mentions that MySQL has about 50,000 downloads per day of which 1 in 1000 of them end up paying MySQL money.
…Let’s also say that of that 1800 users 10% of them share their experience with others that’s 657,000 users a year, so let’s cut that in half to be on the safe side, 328,500.
Raven Zachary, Research Director at the 451 Group along with Brenon Daly, just released a brief on open source mergers and acquisitions, "Open Source Q&A comes of Age". Their summary indicates a considerable growth trend: After several years of mostly one-off deals, open source deal flow took off in 2007, setting a new record for […]