Michael “Monty” Widenius

Technology, Community & Open Source Wizard
My Story


Monty is one of the founding partners at OpenOcean – and an technical mind behind MySQL and MariaDB.

At 19, he dropped out of the Helsinki University of Technology – and at 33, he coded the entire first release of MySQL, which is still the most popular open-source database in the world today. At OpenOcean, Monty is a tech wizard, advising entrepreneurs on all things community and open source.

You can read more on Monty’s story here.

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Databases & Open Source

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    MySQL is an open-source database that supports scalable web-based and embedded database applications....
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    MariaDB is one of the most popular database servers. Made by the original developers of...
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