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June 9, 2009  8:48 PM

MySQL’s Mårten Mickos joins RightScale in advisory role

Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud computing, Marten Mickos, MySQL, RightScale

Turning a funny little relational database project into one of the largest commercial open source companies ever seen, Mårten Mickos oversaw the growth of MySQL from 2001 all the way through its acquisition of MySQL by Sun in 2008. In February 2009, Mickos dusted Sun...

May 29, 2009  6:56 PM

Sun evacuee Mickos lands at cloud start-up RightScale

Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud managment, Marten Mickos, MySQL, RightScale, Sun

Open source ringleader Mårten Mickos and former windmill-tilter-in-chief at developer darling MySQL, apparently couldn't bear the gilded cage of Sun's "Senior Vice President" offices. He fled Sun in February and now he's signed on the Board of Directors at


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