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MySQL CEO on e-mail's failings and MySQL's next steps

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Widespread corporate adoption of Web-based applications is a sure bet for the future, and that future will also bring a more scalable and user-friendly MySQL, said MySQL AB CEO Marten Mickos.

In part two of our conversation with him, Mickos discusses those trends, as well as the pitiful state of e-mail applications today and MySQL's changing user base. In part one, he predicted that partnerships with proprietary systems and software vendors are the key to putting open source on the corporate IT map.

Now that MySQL 5.0 has been officially released, what's on the drawing board for MySQL enhancements?

Marten Mickos: Building other features that make it more scalable, durable and easy to use. We shouldn't underestimate the need for more tools for analytics and searching of data.

What new technology trends should IT directors prepare for today?

Full Interview.

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