MySQL Announces Second Straight Quarter of Financial Profitability and Record Year of Enterprise Sales Wins and Technical Achievement

MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, announced its second straight quarter of financial profitability and another record year of enterprise sales wins and technical achievement. In 2006, MySQL looks forward to another great year of growth for the MySQL ecosystem of community users, industry partners and commercial customers. Last year, MySQL added over 2,000 new customers, who selected MySQL to power their Web sites, critical business applications and packaged software due to its superior performance, reliability, ease-of-deployment and significant cost savings. Corporate, professional services and OEM customers in the fourth quarter included Axway, Cardinal Health, Caterpillar, Chicago Mercantile Exchange,, eClinicalWorks, Finnish National Public Health Institute, MacPractice, Mainstream Advertising, Neckermann Versand AG, Ongame, Orbitz, Proofpoint, PROTRADE, Roland Messerli AG, RightNow Technologies, SAGEM Monetel, SAS, SEAT Pagine Gialle S.p.A, Smurfit Stone, The Spirit Group (UK), Telio, Tellme Networks, Thales Avionics, Tiscali, the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and WebTrends Inc. MySQL's 2005 corporate highlights included the introduction of MySQL Network, the delivery of MySQL 5.0, new partnerships with major hardware and software vendors, and distributors, including Afina, Agresso, Bell Micro, Business Objects, CarahSoft, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Ingram Micro, Novell, Red Hat, SCO and SSA Global. The defeat of major software patent legislation in Europe was also a major victory for the software development community.