MySQL

The first European enterprise software unicorn, MySQL is an open-source database that supports scalable web-based and embedded database applications.

The first European enterprise software unicorn, MySQL is an open-source database that supports scalable web-based and embedded database applications.
Open Source
Data Infrastructure
Milestones
Founded in 1995 Bought by Sun Microsystems for $1 billion in 2008
Investment year
Founders
Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius David Axmark Allan Larsson
Thematic areas
Open Source
Data Infrastructure
Deal team
Ralf Wahlsten
Tom Henriksson
The first European enterprise software unicorn, MySQL is an open-source database that supports scalable web-based and embedded database applications.

MySQL is an open-source database that supports scalable web-based and embedded database applications. Founding partners of OpenOcean, Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius, Patrik Backman and Ralf Wahlsten, were founders and early investors in MySQL.

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