HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) -

  •, 23 Million Member Strong Dating Site, Chooses SkySQL to Support Its MySQL® Databases
  • SkySQL Offering Technical Support and Services for MySQL and MariaDB™

SkySQL Ab, the alternative source for software, services and support for the MySQL® database, today announced that, one of the world's largest online dating services with more than 23 million members, has chosen to renew its site license for its MySQL databases with SkySQL Ab. will rely on SkySQL Ab to provide mission critical, technical support for its online dating application's MySQL databases. By selecting SkySQL Ab, has found a viable "drop-in" alternative to Oracle's MySQL support offering that is delivered by an experienced and familiar support team made up of former MySQL AB support personnel.

" originally chose to invest in the MySQL database because it allowed us to quickly scale our web-based dating service, while keeping deployment and database management costs to a minimum," said Julien Lavanchy, CEO for "However, when Oracle contacted us to renew our license, we were shocked by the significant increase in cost. We chose to renew with SkySQL Ab, because it offers us a more cost-effective, yet still highly competitive enterprise-class software and support solution for our MySQL databases. With its expert support staff, singular focus on MySQL database technologies, and competitive pricing, SkySQL Ab offers MySQL customers like a highly compelling alternative to Oracle software, service and support."

"I'm pleased that right out of the gate, is trusting its 23 million users to SkySQL Ab, an easy choice considering our team has more than 100 years of collective MySQL experience," said Ulf Sandberg, CEO of SkySQL Ab. "Oracle is no longer the only game in town -- and we expect to continue this level of trust and momentum as more MySQL users become aware that there is a strong, experienced non-Oracle support alternative."

SkySQL Ab's SkySQL™ Enterprise is a comprehensive subscription service offering of server software (MySQL and MariaDB), technical support and monitoring tools available for any version of the MySQL database. This enterprise product is backed-up by the SkySQL™ Product Support team offering 24x7, mission critical, technical support delivery, public and onsite training classes, and custom consulting services for customers with unique needs. The SkySQL Ab team is familiar to many, as all of its members were part of the original MySQL Ab Product Support team.

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About SkySQL Ab
SkySQL Ab, the company behind the SkySQL™ Enterprise subscription, is the alternative source for software, services and support for the MySQL® database and related technologies. Founded by former executives, personnel, and investors of MySQL AB, SkySQL Ab is an open source software company committed to furthering the future development of MySQL database technologies, while delivering cost-effective database solutions and exceptional customer service. SkySQL Ab's customers include ATOS Worldline, BySoft,, Europages, Nordic Growth Market (NGM), and Voltalis. SkySQL's worldwide headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland. The company has operations in Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please call +1 425 390 0154, or visit, and follow conversations at

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