MySQL is On a Roll

By Deane Barker on June 4, 2003

MySQL raises $19.5 million | Good news out of Sweden today:

“MySQL announced Tuesday that it raised $19.5 million in a second round of funding led by Benchmark Capital. … MySQL, which recently inked a deal with business application software giant SAP….”

That last bit refers to MySQL’s deal with SAP whereby MySQL will take over developing SAP’s open-source database that’s distributed with SAP’s ERP flagship product. A few years from now, SAP will likely run from a MySQL backend (among others) which would boost MySQL’s credibility enourmously.