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Contact:   Maureen Jennings

MySQL Conference & Expo Speakers Announced and Registration Now Open

Sebastopol, CA, Dec 18 2008—Sun Microsystems and O'Reilly Media have now opened registration and unveiled the program for the seventh annual MySQL Conference & Expo, April 20-23, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The world’s largest open source database event unites over 2,000 MySQL enthusiasts to harness the power of MySQL and celebrate the huge MySQL community.

To register and learn about early registration discounts, please visit http://www.mysqlconf.com.

Everyone who registers in December 2008 will also receive a free MySQL Workbench. MySQL Workbench enables a DBA, developer, or data architect to visually design, generate, and manage all types of databases including Web, OLTP, and data warehouse databases. It includes everything a data modeler needs for creating complex ER models, and also delivers key features for performing difficult change management and documentation tasks that normally require much time and effort.

New speakers and sessions join the lineup daily. Featured speakers include:

The seventh MySQL Conference will offer attendees:

The MySQL Conference & Expo is an interactive learning community, with four full days packed with connections to MySQL developers and open source experts who know their subject inside and out. Learn from speakers, vendors, project leaders, and others.

MySQL Conference & Expo sponsors include The Kickfire, Infobright, JasperSoft, Continuent, IBM, Pentaho, and R1Soft.

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