This month marked SkySQL's first anniversary. It also marks my 6 months with the company, after being with MySQL AB (and then Sun and finally Oracle) for over 5 years. As good a time as any for a look back and some musings of the future.
In late 2005 I took a position in the web team (a part of Marketing) at MySQL AB. It was a great company to work for, with a great team of people and a truly great spirit. The idea that they were making a difference every day was palpable. I then saw it taken over by Sun Microsystems and shortly after by Oracle Corporation. We went from 500 employees to 30,000 and then to 100,000. My job satisfaction started to decline. I felt more like I was battling for every concession rather than revelling in what we were able to achieve. I needed a change.
When I joined SkySQL it was like going home - I knew pretty …[Read more]