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Ex-MySQL Chief Marten Mickos Lands New CEO Job

Marten Mickos, the longtime CEO of MySQL who eventually sold the open-source database company to Sun Microsystems for US$1 billion, has taken a new job as CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, the company said Friday.

Mickos is staying in the open-source world but jumping on a newer computing trend -- cloud computing. Eucalyptus makes an open-source software platform for building private clouds, or data centers in which workloads can be moved around across different systems to maximize efficiency.

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Finalfantasykid3495d ago

A little off topic, but I think it is stupid how Oracle is on their way to a database monopoly. They have their own proprietary database (Oracle), as well as two open source ones (MySQL and Berkeley DB). I hope MySQL is still able to remain successful, and not have Oracle shift priority to just Oracle.