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MYSQL AB JOINS THE ECLIPSE FOUNDATION

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 21, 2006 -- MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced it has joined the Eclipse Foundation as an Add-In Provider. The company plans to contribute work to the Eclipse Data Tools Platform project (http://eclipse.org/datatools) and collaborate with Zend Technologies and others on the Eclipse PHP IDE project (http://www.eclipse.org/proposals/php-ide). The announcement was made in advance of the EclipseCon 2006 conference, being held here this week.

"It will be exciting to see what results from two large and active open source software communities coming together," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "We welcome the contributions from MySQL AB and their database developer community to our efforts."

Kaj Arnö, MySQL AB's vice president of community relations, said, "MySQL wants to support the community of open source developers who use the Eclipse platform and IDE to build applications in a variety of programming languages -- notably Java, C++, PHP, and Python. By sharing innovation with our fellow members, we're excited to participate in the Data Tools Platform project to provide open source SQL tools for database developers and DBAs. Likewise, we also look forward to working with Zend and others on the Eclipse PHP IDE project, delivering tighter MySQL product integration for our sizeable PHP developer community."

Andi Gutmans, Zend Technologies' co-founder and vice president of technology, said, "MySQL and PHP have such a natural and historic bond, it's great to have MySQL working with Zend and other PHP community members on the Eclipse PHP IDE project and similar collaborative efforts. This is a good example of how open source cooperation can benefit community developers, software vendors and corporate end-users alike by delivering standard tools and solutions that will further facilitate application development with PHP."

About the Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at www.eclipse.org.

About MySQL
MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable database products -- including MySQL Network, a comprehensive set of certified software and premium support services. The company's flagship product is MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, with more than 8 million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Alcatel, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software.

With headquarters in Sweden and the United States -- and operations around the world -- MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please visit www.mysql.com.

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