The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), a community of more than 20,000 international database and technology professionals, announced it has formed the MySQL Council to address the interests and needs of the broader community of MySQL users serving IOUG constituencies. Initial areas of focus for the MySQL Council will include providing technical articles for the peer-reviewed SELECT Journal, facilitating the development of online education as well as supporting COLLABORATE 11, the annual Oracle user group conference taking place April 10-14 in Orlando, Florida.
The MySQL Council includes several leaders and recognized subject matter experts from the MySQL user community. The council includes Sarah Novotny, Blue Gecko, Council Chairperson; Sheeri Cabral, PalominoDB; Bradley Kuszmaul, Tokutek; Giuseppe Maxia, Continuent; Rob Wultsch, GoDaddy.com; and Matt Yonkovit, Percona.
"Their passion, independent perspectives, experience and collective knowledge of MySQL will provide a solid framework for us to support our members and those interested in the MySQL evolution," states Andy Flower, IOUG president. "Their collective expert user perspective, insight and counsel will be leveraged as a respected voice of the MySQL community into Oracle. In addition, the IOUG looks forward to providing education and proven best practices to the IOUG membership and Oracle customer community along with presenting unbiased viewpoints on MySQL trends and data."
For more information about the IOUG, go here.